Cristiana Menonita de Colombia (IMCOL)

 Partner overview



<p><a href="" target="_blank">Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia</a> (IMCOL—Colombian Mennonite Church) is a conference of around 20 churches in Bogotá and the west and north.<br></p><p>The vision of IMCOL (Colombia Mennonite Church) is to have its ministries grow out of its congregations and their commitments as they live out the gospel in their contexts. IMCOL's strategic plan for 2020-2025 focuses on forming Anabaptist identity, developing churches as solid and sustainable faith communities, building trust, and strengthening organizational and institutional capacity. <br></p><p></p><p>The Colombia Mennonite Church developed from the work of General Conference Mennonite Church missionaries who arrived in Colombia in 1945. As a partner, Mennonite Mission Network supports the Colombia Mennonite Church with personnel and grants for ministries, especially in the areas of leadership development, church planting, and missions. The church operates a seminary (<a href="">Seminario Bíblico Menonita de Colombia -- SBMC</a>), retreat center, school <a href="">Colegio Americano Menno </a> and justice and peace center <a href="">Justapaz. </a>Committees for missions and church planting serve actively internationally and within the country. The Colombia Mennonite Church also works in partnership with other Anabaptist groups in development and relief ministries through <a href="">Mencoldes</a>.</p><p>In the year 2000 Mennonite Mission Network, the Colombia Mennonite Church, and <a href="">Central Plains Mennonite Conference </a> formed the <a href="/Impact/locations/Latin%20America/Ecuador">Ecuador Partnership</a>, which focuses on Mennonite church development and indigenous ministries. In 2014 IMCOL invited Central Plains Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Mission Network to also partner together in <a href="/Impact/locations/Latin%20America/Venezuela">Venezuela</a>, supporting leadership development and church-planting ministries. Invitations from both the ministry team in <a href="/Impact/locations/Latin%20America/Peru">Iquitos, Peru</a> and the Missions Committee of IMCOL led to a visit in 2016 and subsequent opportunities for Mission Network involvement in ministries there with children, adolescents and youth.<br></p>

 Connected mission workers



Delicia Bravo Aguilar and Peter Wigginton America/Ecuador/Delicia Bravo Aguilar and Peter WiggintonDelicia Bravo Aguilar and Peter WiggintonGP0|#934efcfc-8004-48aa-b785-aff862d28dbd;L0|#0934efcfc-8004-48aa-b785-aff862d28dbd|Ecuador;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e2a61412-b024-41d7-adeb-1c4e0b790c03;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Jerrell and Jane Ross Richer America/Ecuador/Jerrell and Jane Ross RicherJerrell and Jane Ross RicherGP0|#934efcfc-8004-48aa-b785-aff862d28dbd;L0|#0934efcfc-8004-48aa-b785-aff862d28dbd|Ecuador;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e2a61412-b024-41d7-adeb-1c4e0b790c03;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Rebekah York America/Colombia/Rebekah YorkRebekah YorkGP0|#215104c0-7bd6-48c3-aa5f-6d0db80b4f5c;L0|#0215104c0-7bd6-48c3-aa5f-6d0db80b4f5c|Colombia;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e2a61412-b024-41d7-adeb-1c4e0b790c03;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf