Providing Hope, Changing Lives
UCM is a network of Christians aiding local churches in Nicaragua with their evangelism and discipleship efforts by providing (Biblical) education for pastors and (Biblical and traditional) education for children and by channeling resources through the local church to meet the needs of their congregation.
United Christian Missions, Inc. uses a different strategy than many other international missions organizations. UCM was designed around the core belief that the local church, led by local pastors who know the language and culture, serves as the best instrument of evangelism and discipleship. UCM’s resources and programs are channeled through local churches in Nicaragua in an effort to bolster the church’s local influence, and ultimately lead people to Christ.
An education is one of the most important earthly possessions a person can have. Illiteracy and lack of education are the two forces that continue to perpetuate the extreme poverty in which these children live. The majority of Nicaraguan children are unable to go to school past the sixth grade. Many cannot attend school because they have to work to help support the family.
UCM School of Pastoral Leadership provides evangelism and discipleship training for Nicaraguan pastors. These pastors already speak the language and are connected with a community of believers. By providing resources to strengthen their ministries, we enable the gospel to spread much further and much faster than what UCM alone can do.
When we began the Pastor’s School in 2008 we immediately realized that, while pastors had very few resources for biblical training the vast majority of the families in their church did not own a Bible. We realized that the training we gave the pastors would be much more effective if his congregation could also read and study the Bible.
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