The Spiritual Need in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is situated in Central America between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, with Honduras forming its border to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua is primarily an agricultural country, and the beautiful, tropical environment also makes it a popular destination for tourism.
Roman Catholicism has traditionally been the religion of the majority and holds strong political and social influence. Religious traditions—such as festivals to honor patron saints or attending Mass on holidays—are a normal and important part of Nicaraguan identity, but regular practice of Catholic faith in daily life is in decline.
Meanwhile, evangelical denominations are growing rapidly. Up to 43% of Nicaraguans express evangelical beliefs, and the opportunity to join with these believers to share the love of Jesus in creative ways throughout Nicaragua is exciting.
Christian Missions To Nicaragua
ABWE is honored to be part of the thriving movement of church planting in Nicaragua. The Institute of Church Planters (ICP) is one of the most significant church-planting training ministries within ABWE’s global ministry and has partnered with local churches to plant over 30 new Nicaraguan-led churches. Started by ABWE missionaries, the ICP is now under national directorship and has two branch schools outside Managua, the capital city. Nicaragua’s strategic location in the center of the Americas makes it ideal for reaching other Latin American countries with the gospel.
The rapid and recent growth of the church has produced many church planters, each in need of resources. There are endless ways to come alongside Nicaraguan believers and disciple makers through such avenues as church administration, theological education, business and community development, construction, leadership training and even medical ministry.
We welcome new missionaries to come alongside the ABWE team and national partners to encourage them and help establish their growing ministries.
Could God be leading you to serve him in ministry in Nicaragua?
We'd love to talk with you about how God is leading you.
The church planting movement in Nicaragua is growing rapidly. Come work alongside national pastors with both new and existing church plants in a variety of locations both urban and rural.
In a nation where more than 50% of the population are under the age of 20, there is a vast opportunity for churches to reach children in their neighborhoods with the gospel.
Many new church plants are not able to fully support their pastor. We are looking for experts in culturally sustainable vocational training to assist the pastors and church members to become self-sustaining.
Church plants are growing in Nicaragua and national pastors are working hard. We need missionaries with pastoral experience to come alongside the pastors as mentors who can also assist in training them in leadership skills.
Serving the Lord in ministry is hard everywhere. It's especially hard for Nicaraguan pastors and their families who typically have fewer educational opportunities and serve in difficult areas.
Pablo “Abel” Solano has a heart to encourage and counsel national ministry leaders in Nicaragua. Abel serves as a pastor of his church but also has begun supporting other churches in Nicaragua that are in the founding stage.…
The Ramirez family works to give Gospel hope to people in Nicaragua. They use sports, art, ESL classes, and kids outreaches like VBS to reach communities that have been traditionally closed to hearing the Good News.…
Since 2007, six classes of church planters have graduated from the Institute of Church Planters. Over 50 new churches have been planted under national leadership. ABWE missionary, Bruce Edgar is involved in teaching these men and also providing continuing education and mentorship.…
Member Care not only strives to provide care in times of crisis for our missionaries, but also works proactively to prevent it. Through a host of services, including wellness visits,...