We support a variety of ministries and have several missionaries who attend our church. Listed below are some of these ministries along with a brief description of what they do.
Association Face of Justice Ministries: Our mission is to serve to defend, shelter, empower and love survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and the men, women and children working in prostitution in Costa Rica through intervention, prevention, and restoration.
International Baptist Convention: A fellowship of English-language churches and missions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central and South America which cooperate to carry out the Great Commission. The Convention is comprised of more than 70 churches and missions located in 27 countries. Visit them at www.ibc-churches.org.
Fishers of Men Ministries: A ministry to "Help people to help themselves." They work with families and children in poverty to help improve their living conditions and share with them the gospel.
Give Dignity: An organization that focuses on restoring the dignity of those living in poverty in La Carpio. They help minister to people by providing job training, educational assistance and violence prevention.
Hombres y Mujeres de Dios en Acción This local ministry focuses on providing food and supplies to widows and single mothers who live in the neighborhood around IBC. You can find pictures and contact info here.
Iglesia Bautista de Palmares: This is a Spanish church IBC has helped start on the northern side of San Jose. They are located in Buenos Aires in the town of Palmares. Contact Pastor Enoc Otarola, firstname.lastname@example.org, 6103-8356.
Latin America Mission Canada: This ministry involves numerous activities ranging from working in search-and-rescue for victims of natural disasters to serving in prison ministries and counseling. They also have done various missions work in Puerto Lempira, Honduras and Cuba. Contact Nery and Pam Duarte at 2268-9536, 8870-0272, 8332-2115, email@example.com, www.lamcanada.ca
LifeBridge International Church in Panama City: This is an English speaking church plant in Panama City, Panama which is supported by IBC and Converge Worldwide. Contact them via their website www.lifebridgeic.com
Metro Ministries: A ministry associated with YWHAM located in San Pedro, San Jose. They reach out to children in impoverished areas and hope to bring lasting change through evangelism, kids programs and discipleship groups. Contact Jose Gonzalez and Renate Fast at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8527-0522, 8705-4112 or check out their blog here.
Project Jesus for Children: A non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strives to see Ministries of Education and salvation of the Lord Jesus in classrooms. Contact Holly Davidson at 8560-2534, 2280-5294, email@example.com, www.projectjesusforchildren.com or www.facebook.com/JesusForChildren ProMETA: A premier international education ministry that provides theological training at the master's level in Spanish for Christian leaders on four continents. An undergraduate-level missions certificate program is also offered.
Skate Costa Rica: A Skater ministry fueled by the desire to change the lives of young people for Jesus in the underprivileged areas of La Carpio and other areas. Their director, Steve "Lalo" Edwards, has been in La Carpio since '05 and launched Skate La Carpio in 2011. In 2012, he founded Skate Costa Rica which is located in San Antonio Escazu. They are also very involved w the local Muni in Escazu and have weekly Skate Churches in La Carpio and Belén. Contact Steve Edwards, 8979-5843, Lalodelacarpio@gmail.com, facebook.com/LalodeLaCarpio, or check out the blog here.
Sojourn Acadamy: A ministry that helps entire families make the transition from their home country to their mission field by providing loving child care and Christ-centered education for children of all ages, in a setting that enables them to make friends with young people from Costa Rica and other countries. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 2227-7366,
The Answer Foundation: A ministry dedicated to touchig the loves of people in need with as many blessings possible, while establishing a foundation of faith through the Gospel of Jesus and the advancement of God's Kingdom. Contact Glenn Schecher, 8856-5021, www.theanswerfoundation.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voz de Libertad Interncional Ministries: A prison ministry devoted to sharing the Gospel with inmates, former inmates, their families and victims. Contact Carlos M. Cunningham, email@example.com, 2276-6234, 8823-9502, www.vozdelibertad.net.
Young Life Costa Rica & Wyldlife: A ministry to high school and middle school students in international communities/schools in Costa Rica. Since 1948, Young Life has helped communities get involved in the lives of kids, introducing them to Jesus and helping them grow in their faith, creating space for kids still checking faith out. Whether kids are in middle school, high school or college; whatever their interests or abilities; Young Life is for every kid! Contacts: Area Director, Jimmy Hampton, firstname.lastname@example.org, Community Developers, (EAST) Jeannie Hampton, email@example.com, and (WEST) Jessica Gaines, Jessicagaines5@gmail.com You can also see their website http://vidajoven.cr/younglife/