Mutually Supportive Vision
It is our prayer and our vision that the three ministry facets of Mission Reaching Costa Rica for Christ in the Cantón of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste are New Testament Baptist Churches, Christian Schools, and a Baptist Bible College, will be mutually supportive. For example, the Schools and Bible College will certainly be an excellent teaching tool; and the doctrine books will be used by the schools as well as distributed within the country of Costa Rica, not just in Guanacaste. We believe that God will use these three ministries in a synergistic way to further the Gospel in Costa Rica.
It is our prayer as well that the Lord will send us the right people and to the right place to donate land and edifices for the cause of this Mission
Praise the Lord for what He will be doing!
1. Church Planting
God calls all Christians to participate in the Great Commission, to be laborers in the harvest for Him (Matt 9:37-38, Luke 10:2, Matt 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-18, Luke 24:47-78, John 20:21, Act 1:8). The Lord Jesus has commissioned us to bring the Gospel “To whom He was not spoken of ”, the millions of unreached people (Romans 15:21). To work toward the realization of this, the vision that God has given to Mission to Costa Rica is to eventually acquire one (1) site, the headquarters in the district Santa Cruz, and eight (8) other sites/ districts throughout the canton Santa Cruz whether that be taking over a pre-existing site or purchasing and constructing a new one.
2. Bible College/Training Institute
It is also our goal to establish a Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary in the district of Santa Cruz; that will be the Headquarters serving as well all of Guanacaste and the rest of Costa Rica.
We believe that the ideal is to train indigenous pastors to pastor their own people. The country is ridden with idolatry, cults and false prophets. In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul directs us “and the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” Our goal is to find and train faithful men to love their people and guide them in the Christian life. (Acts 2:41-47).
We will use this site for Pastors’ school throughout the year and where we plan to hold special conferences, for from one to two weeks all day long for indigenous pastors from that specific geographical area. (Acts 16:5, 2:41-47, Romans 10:14-15). There is a dire need for sound doctrinal training in Costa Rica; cults and false doctrine are sweeping the country.
As regards number one, is seeking God’s will regarding the specific curriculum that would honor the Lord and best prepare laborers for His harvest.
As regards number two, it is our plan to help prepare faithful, trained indigenous pastors to shepherd God’s flock. Our key site will be in the District of Santa Cruz with accountability to Mission Reaching Costa Rica for Christ. We also plan to hold pastor training conferences for week long modules with courses covering subjects such as:
- Cults and False Doctrines
- The Doctrines of Our Faith
- The Doctrines of the Holy Scriptures – Bibliology
- The Doctrine of God – Theology
- The Deity of Christ – Christology
- The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit – Pneumatology
- The Doctrines of Angels – Angelology
- The Doctrines of Satan – Satanology
- The Doctrines of Demons – Demonology
- The Doctrines of Sin – Harmatology
- The Doctrine of Man – Anthropology
- The Doctrines of Salvation – Soteriology
- The Doctrines of the Church – Ecclesiology
- The Doctrine of Future Things – Eschatology
- The Doctrines of Heaven and Hell
- Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testament
- Church Planting
- Church Administration
- Old and New Testament Survey
- Living the Christian Life
These courses will be taught at the Santa Cruz District site.
Also, we will labor to help these indigenous ministries to become self – sufficient. The initial construction of these sites is well beyond the economic capabilities of local pastors and we will fund these projects by way of raising support. Although we know that there will be a need likely for ongoing support for schools and facilities, it is our desire that churches become self – sufficient within 1 and 1/2 years, barring extenuating circumstances. We will support grants and micro-loans with the plan that these will be used to provide ongoing support for these ministries. These might include projects such as farming, agriculture, construction, water wells, etc., consistent with the local resources, needs and cultures.
3. Christian Schools –
It is also our goal to establish Christian Schools in the nine (9) districts of the Cantón Santa Cruz; but the one in the District of Santa Cruz will be the main school.
4. Pastors, Missionaries and Bible College Students Housing –
It is also our goal to furnish housing for Pastors, Missionaries and Bible Students within the site in the District of Santa Cruz.
See and click on Pdf files for Conceptual Proposed Master plan above.