Comunidades de Shalom, our church planting initiative, seeks to promote the growth of a holistic church planting movement which will evangelize and disciple new people into becoming agents of transformation in their families, communities and workplaces. In Chimalhuacán, the Comunidades de Shalom faith communities currently include 5 house churches and 2 Bible studies with a total of 95 participants.
The goal of Comunidades de Shalom is to nurture communities of believers which practically impact other individuals and their communities as they seek to bring God’s Shalom in their own neighborhoods. To that end, the project encourages house church members to participate in evangelism and social action through a variety of ministries. As a result of these efforts, Comunidades de Shalom has positively impacted the lives of its neighbors with a number of different ministries. In 2013, 40 children regularly participated in our “Ninos de Shalom” kids’ club. Our Food Bank regularly served 80 low-income families and our “Jóvenes en Acción” youth group had 10 regular participants.