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Summary

Spain is one of the most challenging environments for the evangelical church – mostly due to its complicated religious history as well as its current secular/post-Christendom mind-set. With this in mind, the goal is to start a ministry in Madrid, Spain that will, within five years, be fully functioning and self-propagating. The long-term goal is for this church/ministry to serve as the launch pad for further ministry throughout Spain.

Cost

The project cost for year 1 is $44,100.

BACKGROUND

Multiply Madrid Network ties into a new initiative of the 3W Leadership Network called Europe X. Europe X will be connecting young 3WLN Pastors that are wanting to multiply their churches, and do ministry in the appropriate paradigm for Post-Christendom Europe.

Vision

The goal of this project is to establish a new church/ministry in Madrid that will be the lead church for additional church plants – 10 churches in 25 years. Each church will provide assistance for the new church plants. These churches will provide a network in Madrid and the rest of Spain. 

STRATEGY

The church plant will begin with cell groups in houses; however an experimental approach will be required to determine how best to reach this very secular environment. Potentially, leaders from the first church plant will plant the next church/cell groups.

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“…For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved…”

Romans 10:13
American Standard Version

The Church of God in Spain

The Church of God in Spain was started in 1982. In the early 1990’s the first special assignment missionaries were sent to various countries including Spain. By the early 2000’s the Church of God had disappeared in Spain.

Less than 2% of people in Spain knows Christ as their personal Lord and Savior!

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Along with planting a church, missionaries Alejandro and Carmen De Francisco will work with the 3W team to develop culturally appropriate training in discipleship, create healthy relationships, promote a Kingdom mentality and unity among the new believers.

Madrid Church Plant

The city of Madrid is home to over 6 million people, who primarily claim Roman Catholicism as their religion.  Among those, only a small percentage would say they practice their religion.

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Partnering to Make a Difference

The Cost

Within the first year of the church plant, the church through tithes will contribute approximately 9% of the annual budget. In the second year, the church tithes will provide about 20% of the needed budget. By year three, the plan is for the church to contribute almost half of the budget.

Within five years, a second church will be planted in Madrid and the first church will provide leadership and some financial assistance for the second plant.

By 2043, the plan is to have 10 churches planted throughout Spain.

The total cost over three years, is $141,600, with the local church providing about 26% of the budget in total.

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Evaluation

Patrick and Jamie Nachtigall, regional coordinators to Europe-Middle East, as well as other 3W team members will be regularly rotating in and out of Madrid to regularly evaluate the project.

Letter from the Regional Coordinators to Europe-Middle East

March 22, 2018

To the Global Strategy Team

This is to certify that we as Regional Coordinators for Europe and the Middle East approve of the Spain project. The goal is for this project to help Alejandro and Carmen De Francisco start the Church of God. This could include costs for registering the Church of God, connecting with the Evangelical Council of Spain and the EME Church of God, purchasing supplies for worship and ministry, and rent for a temporary location if needed. Overall, it is the project to start the Church of God in Spain, beginning in Madrid. Jamie and I, as well as other 3W team members will be regularly rotating in and out of Madrid and can regularly check on the status of the project.

Patrick Nachtigall
Regional Coordinator

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to connect with Church of God Spain.

Will you join Global Strategy in preparing a path for the next generation of leaders?

Ways to make a difference

  • Check – make checks payable to “Church of God Ministries” and specify “Multiply Madrid Network – 42.30510” in the memo line.
  • Online – visit this link.

For more information, contact Alyse Hoover at 800.848.2464 or GSProjects@chog.org.

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