Peñarroya churchplant

Type:
Church planting
City:
Peñarroya
Ministry Type:
Children and YouthHealthcareMercy MinistriesOutreach and Evangelism

Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo is at the heart of the Alto-Guadiato Valley in the northwest of the Córdoba province. The congregation unites believers from Espiel (30km east), Fuente Obejuna (15km west) and Azuaga (40km west). In this last town there is an Evangelical Church which serves a majority Spanish "gitano" congregation. The closest church is in Pozoblanco and there is a mission point in Hinojosa del Duque. The believers therefore come together from a wide variety of Evangelical church backgrounds.

The congregation has been known in the town for more than 30 years. We have a church building since 1999 which was almost totally rebuilt in 2014. However, there is still a need to reach out in the town as well as in the other towns in the Valley. The missionary team is considering how to develop maturity and how to establish future leadership. This season we have a young couple from the USA working with and testifying in the local Basketball team.

The missionary couple responsible for leadership moved to Azuaga whilst maintaining the ministry in Peñarroya. This move is to be evaluated towards the end of 2018. Christians with gifts in evangelism, discipleship or leadership development may find a place here as we wait on the Lord to build his church.