Cristiana Menonita de Ecuador (ICME)

 Partner overview



<p>Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Ecuador (ICME-Ecuador Mennonite Christian Church) is a primarily indigenous multicultural conference formed by leaders who have received Anabaptist theological education for many years through Ecuador ministries. <br></p><p></p><div><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6 ms-rteFontSize-3">Indigenous leaders of ICME date their Anabaptist theological roots to early Gospel Missionary Union missionaries recruited from Mennonite churches in the 1950s, noting that while they didn't identify their teaching as Mennonite or Anabaptist, this was the theological perspective from which they taught in the Chimborazo region of Ecuador. Some of the ICME Indigenous leaders were part of the initial 1990 invitation from FEINE Consejo de Pueblos y Organizaciones Indigenas Evangelicas del Ecuador (Council of Indigenous Evangelical Peoples & Organizations) to one of Mennonite Mission Network's predecessor agencies to serve in Ecuador in the area of theological education with Indigenous churches. <br></span></div><div><br class="ms-rteFontFace-6 ms-rteFontSize-3"></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6 ms-rteFontSize-3">The teaching ministry of Ecuador Partnership workers further solidified the theological perspectives of the church leaders. In 2018 ICME formed by bringing together independent churches with theological and relational affinity. The conference is multicultural, including one Spanish-speaking congregation.  </span></div><div><br class="ms-rteFontFace-6 ms-rteFontSize-3"></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6 ms-rteFontSize-3">Within Ecuador, ICME is one of three Anabaptist denominations, and relates with Iglesia Cristiana Anabautista Menonita de Ecuador (ICAME) in Quito, and the Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Ecuatoriana (IEME), located mainly on the coast. Learning together in courses like Enviados (Sent) and Pacificadores, workshops and conferences contributes to considering options for collaboration in ministries. </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontFace-6 ms-rteFontSize-3"><br><br></span></div>

 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