From the nations
to the nations

From the nations to the nations

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One goal: reaching the nations from within. Join us on this mission to transform lives and make a lasting impact on the world.

WHO WE ARE

In 2013, we launched the RED 1:8 Church Planting Network in Oklahoma City. Since then, we have established over 50 biblical churches across North and Latin America, and extended our efforts to Puerto Rico in 2019. In 2021, we started the Send Network Español, training over 200 planters to establish churches in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

ENDOS Network was founded over a decade ago to identify, develop, and deploy church planters from thriving local congregations. Our community brings together multiethnic and multilingual churches under a robust doctrinal alignment and a mission-driven ethos. We work together to advance our shared vision and purpose, empowering each member to flourish in their mission and context.

TIMELINE

Our Journey

Through the Years

01

2011

Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City recognized a Sunday School in Spanish with 12 members. The group grew to 40 and became Quail Springs Baptist Church’s Hispanic Ministry, also known as Iglesia Bautista de Quail Springs in the Hispanic community.

02

2012

The Iglesia Bautista de Quail Springs started a mission to share God’s Word with 500 Puerto Rican inmates at a local prison. They established Iglesia Jesús El Alfarero, which transformed many lives. Two more churches were founded in Oklahoma City, bringing hope and faith to those in need.

03

2013

R1:8 Church Planting Network was founded to help plant churches in Oklahoma. It expanded its work to other cities, including Salt Lake City, Miami, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Idaho, and Oklahoma City. To support its mission, it also established partnerships with NAMB.

04

2014

R1:8 partnered with SEBTS in August 2014 to send planters for Church Planting Certification or Master’s Degree. Many churches were established across the US, and some planters began their studies at SEBTS until summer 2016.

05

2016

R1:8 created a Spanish residency program in August 2017 to address the missing piece in the incredible work that God was doing among Hispanics, after being moved by a desire to create change at the NAMB’s Church Planting Pipeline Roundtable.

06

2017

The RESIDENCY trained 26 interns, 14 became planters, 4 pastored/revitalized, 1 is on mission with IMB, 2 didn’t plant, and only 1 didn’t finish the program.

07

2020

NAMB entrusted R1:8 with the task of multiplying the RESIDENCY in Spanish across North America.

08

2021

Four churches started RESIDENCIES in Washington, D.C., Miami, FL, Houston, TX, and Salt Lake City, UT.

09

2022

Five other churches began RESIDENCIES in Elizabeth, NJ, Queens, NY, South Carolina, San Diego, CA, and Toronto, Canada.

10

2023

Eight churches began residencies in Denver, Colorado, Fredericksburg, VA, New Orleans, Louisiana, Raleigh, North Carolina, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, Illinois, Tallahassee, Florida, and Bakersfield, California.

11

2024

Endos Network is born.

LEADERSHIP

Leadership Council

And Staff

BIO

David Colón

David is one of the pastors at Iglesia Bautista Logos in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. Previously, he served as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention of Puerto Rico for four years. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry at the Dominican Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a Master’s degree in Christian Studies from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is happily married to Grace and is the father of two children: Paola and Fabian.

David Colón

Puerto Rico

Leadership Council

BIO

Dardo Leandi

Dardo is one of the pastors at Iglesia Bautista Misionera en CABA, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is part of the council of Ante Su Palabra. He has served as a pastor since 1998 and as a church planter since 2005. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Theological Studies at William Carey Seminary. Married since 1991 to Nancy, they have two sons: Josías and Santiago.

Dardo Leandi

Argentina

Leadership Council

BIO

Daniel Puerto

Daniel is a pastor at Iglesia Bautista Metropolitana in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is also an Editorial Coordinator at PoiemaPublicaciones and Executive Director at Volvamos al Evangelio. He is pursuing a Master's degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Daniel is a recognized editor and contributor to several books and magazines. He lives with his wife Claudia and their four children.

Daniel Puerto

Mexico

Leadership Council

BIO

Gilberto Emerson

Gilberto is a bivocational pastor at Life Church Baptist Church in Brampton, Canada. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and has over two decades of experience leading companies in the food industry. He served as an associate pastor at Emanuel Baptist Church in Toronto for ten years and is currently pursuing studies in church planting. Gilberto is married to Trina, and they have twin daughters, Valeria and Valentina.

Gilberto Emerson

Canada

Leadership Council

BIO

Juan Estrada

Juan is the pastor of Iglesia Bautista Gracia Eterna in West Valley City, Utah. Originally from Durango, Mexico, he grew up in East Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Theology with a pastoral emphasis from Rio Grande Bible Seminary and is currently completing a Master's degree in Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Cyntia and is the father of Sarah and Elías.

Juan Estrada

United States

Leadership Council

BIO

John Collier

John is the founder and CEO of Proactive MD, one of the largest primary care companies in the US. He's a serial entrepreneur, passionate about scaling organizations. John has lived in many Latin American countries and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and an MBA and MHA from Grand Canyon University. John lives in Humacao, Puerto Rico with his wife Marla and their three children.

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John Collier

Puerto Rico

Strategic Development Advisor

BIO

Félix Cabrera

Félix, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, responded to the ministry’s call in 2005, founding multiple churches and networks. Currently, he leads Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Dios and serves at SWBTS. Félix’s leadership extends to key roles in the Southern Baptist Convention and NAMB. Married to Denisse, with two daughters, his commitment to ministry is evident through his multifaceted approach.

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Félix Cabrera

Puerto Rico

Executive Director

BIO

Julio Crespo

Julio, a pastor in Oklahoma City, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure in Georgia and service as an Air Force Chaplain. His passion for spreading the gospel shines through his ministry and training programs. Married to Jamilie, Julio finds joy in his family and ministry endeavors.

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Julio Crespo

United States

Residency Director

BIO

Carlos Llambés

Carlos, a seasoned Cuban missionary, has dedicated over two decades to serving alongside his wife in various countries. Respected as a pastor of pastors, he pioneers church establishment in Panama. With Liliana, he faces challenges and celebrates triumphs, cherishing their roles as parents and grandparents.

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Carlos Llambés

Panama

Pastoral Care

BIO

Liliana Llambés

Liliana, a Colombian missionary, shares her wisdom through her writing and service alongside her husband, Carlos. Currently pursuing advanced studies, she remains committed to both her academic and ministerial pursuits. Together, they find joy in their family blessings.

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Liliana Llambés

Panama

Pastor Wives Care

BIO

Denisse Candelaria

Denisse, a devoted church planter’s wife, plays an active role in supporting pastors and church planters across the US. Her commitment to ministry is evident through her involvement in various programs and networks. Denisse shares her journey with her husband, Héctor Candelaria, and their daughter, Abigail.

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Denisse Candelaria

Puerto Rico

Administrative Assistant

BIO

Ruth Rivera

Ruth, a respected member of her church, serves with dedication and continues her education to deepen her spiritual understanding. Originally from Puerto Rico, her journey is marked by faith, service, and a pursuit of growth, inspiring her community and beyond.

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Ruth Rivera

Puerto Rico

Operations Coordinator

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DISTINCTIONS

Distinctives

And Values

ENDOS advocates for the application of biblical principles that foster unity among churches transcending our differences in non-essentials issues:

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Christ-Centered Integrity and Proclamation

At the core of our leadership, preaching, and church initiatives lies an unwavering dedication to the transformative power and truth inherent in the gospel. With steadfast integrity, we resolutely proclaim the message of our Sovereign Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, embracing the profound impact of His teachings.

02

Kingdom-Focused Mindset

Our commitment to the gospel transcends the boundaries of our immediate sphere. Our active engagement, continuous learning, and strategic partnerships propel us towards an expansive vision. This dedication surpasses mere involvement; it involves the deliberate multiplication of the Kingdom through strategic and purposeful church planting initiatives. We aim not only to be participants but catalysts for the flourishing of God’s Kingdom in every community we touch.

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Bible-Based Convictions

Our unwavering convictions are firmly rooted in the bedrock of Sola Scriptura. At the core of our faith lies the resolute belief that the Bible, as the infallible, inspired, and inerrant Word of God, serves as the solitary and supreme authority shaping our doctrinal convictions, ecclesiastical practices, and the entirety of our lives. We assert the absolute sufficiency and clarity of Scripture, recognizing it as the ultimate and timeless guide that governs every facet of our theology, informs our worship, and directs our moral compass.

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Elder-Led Congregationalism Leadership

We advocate for a leadership model in churches with a plurality of male elders/pastors/shepherds. We reject the distinction between the ‘gift of pastor’ and the ‘office of pastor.’ We do not endorse the designation ‘pastor’ for women or women assuming pastoral responsibilities encompassing the entire church. The local congregation holds the ultimate earthly authority in church matters. Our commitment aligns with biblical principles for collaborative leadership and congregational authority.

05

Expository Preaching Impact

At the heart of our mission to equip the church is the practice of in-person expository preaching. This method occupies a central role in our approach as we endeavor to unfold the rich truths of Scripture with unparalleled clarity and depth. Through the power of expository preaching, we aim to facilitate a profound impact of the whole counsel of God on the lives of those we serve. This commitment to in-depth, scriptural exposition serves as a cornerstone in our dedication to nurturing a deep understanding and transformative experience of the Bible within our community.

06

Context-Driven Implementation

Embracing the rich tapestry of diverse ethnicities, languages, and groups within our network, our approach to church planting and training is marked by the careful crafting of adaptable models and methods. Our intention is to resonate authentically with various contexts and cultures, ensuring that the timeless truth of the gospel is communicated in a manner deeply relevant to the people we aspire to reach.

Why?

Our mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide, following the biblical model of establishing churches. We use a GLOCAL approach, combining global and local outreach efforts to align ourselves with God’s work on every continent.

Where?

We carry out our mission through a transformative five-year program that equips local churches to identify, train, and empower future church planters and their wives.

How?

Our goal is not just to launch new churches but to create lasting impact, transforming communities and fostering a deeper connection to shared values.

RESIDENCY

Our Church Planting

Residency Program

We have developed a 5-year plan to bring the church from inception to multiplication.

THE PROGRAM

This plan involves a series of strategic milestones intended to achieve our goals within the given timeframe.

The Program
Year 1 - Church Planting Residency
Year 2 - Expository Preaching
Year 3 - Practical Shepherding
Year 4 - Biblical Counseling
Year 5 - Mentoring
The benefits

Upon reading this, you might wonder, “What benefit could there be for a church planter, revitalizer, or pastor of an already established church?” At ENDOS, we believe that no one has reached the ultimate goal, and everyone can benefit from and be blessed by the experiences of others. That’s why we want pastors to be able to receive:

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Benefit #1: Training
Benefit #2: Mentorship
Benefit #3: Local Church Development
Benefit #4: Pastoral Care
Benefit #5: Relational Growth

In order to access these benefits, an established church needs to sign our Membership Agreement and affirm each of our Distinctives and Values. Additionally, it must commit to sending 2% to 5% of its monthly income to our network to help us fulfill the mission of initiating new churches.

Moreover, we kindly ask our churches to align with our Statement of Faith, Distinctives, and Values. Our beliefs and practices are based on the following Evangelical Statements:

- New Hampshire (1853, Adapted)
- Chicago on Biblical Inerrancy (1978)
- Danvers on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (1988)
- Nashville on Marriage (2017)

PASTORAL CARE

Pastoral Care

for Pastor and Wife

THE PROGRAM

Pastoral care for the pastor, his wife, and children involves the application of biblical principles and teachings to provide guidance, support, and restoration in various areas of life. This approach recognizes the authority and relevance of the Bible as a source of wisdom and truth to address the challenges and difficulties faced by the pastor, his spouse, and their children.

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INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE

Endos Presence

Around the world

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Paraguay

Pastor Marcos Reversat, a dedicated leader, has been an integral part of Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Dios in San Juan, Puerto Rico, since its inception in 2019. In January 2022, he was commissioned to embark on a new chapter, spearheading the establishment of Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Dios in his native Ciudad de Encarnación, Paraguay. Under Pastor Reversat's leadership, the church has flourished, and its impact is expanding. Currently, they are running a Church Planting Residency with the goal to plant two new churches—one in Asunción, Paraguay, and another in Posadas, Argentina. This growth exemplifies our commitment not only to local communities but also to the broader mission of spreading faith and creating lasting positive change in diverse regions.

Ciudad de Dios Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Through our home church, Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Dios, established in 2019, we have effectively trained and commissioned nine church planters in Puerto Rico, one in Paraguay, and dispatched two missionaries to serve in North Africa and the Middle East (N.A.M.E). Over the past five years, our church has demonstrated a strong dedication to expanding its reach and influence. During this time, we have proudly sent a total of 68 members to actively participate in the core groups of the nine churches we've planted. We are steadfast in our commitment to spreading the message of Christ in Puerto Rico by preparing called men and sending them to various parts of the island. Moreover, we are devoted to participating in the global work that the Lord is orchestrating.

Ciudad de Gracia Panama
Panamá

The Llambes family, seasoned missionaries with a rich history of service in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Mexico, spent several impactful months with us in Puerto Rico. In response to a higher calling, Pastor Carlos started Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Gracia in 2022. Our goal is to partner with them in finding a suitable location for their expanding congregation. Additionally, we are committed to developing a Church Planting Residency to empower individuals to plant churches across the country. This collaborative effort reflects our shared vision of nurturing communities and spreading the message of grace and faith throughout Panama.

Church in Cuba
Cuba

In May 2022, we were extended a gracious invitation to visit Cuba. During our visit to La Habana, we had the privilege of connecting with a beloved church that expressed a need for support in acquiring materials and curriculum to develop their own network. Recognizing the opportunity to collaborate and extend our mission, we spent a week engaging with the local community. During our visit, we established a profound partnership with Pastor Vanier Mariño, who had received training in La Habana before being sent to establish Iglesia Bíblica Niquero on the Southside of the Island. Since its inception, Pastor Vanier and the church have played a pivotal role in making a meaningful impact on their community. This stands as a testament to our shared commitment to spreading the message of Christ and positively influencing lives.

iglesia bíblica metropolitana
México

Last October, Pastor Daniel Puerto began meetings with the intention of officially launching the Iglesia Bíblica Metropolitana in the southern area of Guadalajara, Mexico. The group has experienced rapid growth, prompting the need to secure a suitable location to establish the church. Assistance is required for covering the rent and necessary renovations. Our intention is to provide support in this undertaking because Pastor Daniel plans to establish a Church Planting Residency from that location. The objective is to equip men, and in the years ahead, expand their outreach to encompass the entirety of Guadalajara.

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

In 2018, Felix had the honor of preaching and sharing in Iglesia Bíblica del Señor Jesucristo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Although the church had been planted 40 years earlier, it had not ventured into church planting. Following numerous meetings, discussions, and a meticulous planning process, the church made a historic decision. In 2019, they sent two of their pastors and over 50 dedicated members to plant Iglesia Bíblica Sola Gracia. This transformative step marked the beginning of a new chapter for the church. Today, Iglesia Bíblica Sola Gracia are actively working to establish a network throughout the Dominican Republic, envisioning a movement that will give rise to new churches across the entire country. We initiated discussions with them, aiming to be privileged participants in this significant endeavor. Our goal is to assist in establishing the Church Planting Residency, working together to contribute to the growth, flourishing of communities, and the widespread propagation of the Gospel in the Dominican Republic.

Portuguese Speaking Countries
Portuguese Speaking Population
(USA, Brazil, Portugal & Mozambique)

Since last summer, we have received interest from the Fellowship of Brazilian Baptist Churches in North America to collaborate with them and adapt the curriculum we've developed for the Church Planting Residency into Portuguese. They are highly interested in equipping their churches to initiate new, healthy congregations. Additionally, if we can translate and adapt our curriculums into Portuguese, they express a desire for us to extend our reach to Portuguese-speaking countries. This is driven by the pressing need to train individuals to plant churches in these regions. Given this reality, our aspiration is to recruit a leader who can take charge of addressing the growing need within this population, not only in North America but also in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Middle East
North Africa & Middle East (N.A.M.E.)

D&M family will be serving as missionaries in a city in Middle East North Africa, where only around 40-60 believers exist in a population of 1.5 million, with 99% of the population adhering to Islam. They will work in an existing local church, focusing on language acquisition, cultural assimilation, and overseeing the Pastoral Internship Program and translation projects nationwide. This effort is crucial due to the scarcity of resources in the local language, including incomplete Bible translation, lack of doctrinal literature, and worship music.

CHURCHES

Churches

In Collaboration

PUERTO RICO

Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Dios

Pastor: Félix Cabrera

San Juan, Puerto Rico

PARAGUAY

Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Dios - Encarnación

Pastor: Marcos Reversat

Encarnación, Paraguay

USA

Iglesia Bautista Central

Pastor: Julio Crespo

Oklahoma, USA

CANADA

Emmanuel Baptist Church EAST

Pastor: José D. Fasolino

Ontario, Canada

PUERTO RICO

Iglesia Bautista Logos

Pastor: David Colón

Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

MEXICO

Iglesia Bíblica Metropolitana

Pastor: Daniel Puerto

Jalisco, Mexico

USA

Iglesia Bautista Gracia Eterna

Pastor: Juan José Estrada

Utah, USA

CANADA

Life Church | Iglesia Vida de Brampton

Pastor: Gilberto Emerson

Ontario, Canada

ARGENTINA

Iglesia Bautista Misionera CABA

Pastor: Dardo Leandi

Buenos Aires, Argentina

USA

Iglesia Bíblica Nuevo Pacto

Pastor: Osvaldo Fuentes

California, USA

PANAMA

Iglesia Bautista Ciudad de Gracia

Pastor: Carlos Llambés

Panama City, Panama

ARGENTINA

Iglesia Bíblica de Villa Regina

Pastor: Ricardo Daglio

La Patagonia, Argentina

VENEZUELA

Iglesia Bautista Reformada
Trono de Gracia

Pastor: Plinio Orozco

Caracas, Venezuela

USA

Iglesia Comunidad Bíblica

Pastor: Kiddanie Laboy

Florida, USA

CUBA

Nueva Vida Habana Vieja

Pastor: Iván Vázquez Lugo

La Habana Vieja, Cuba

CUBA

Iglesia Bautista Antorcha de Salvación

Pastor: Andy Lucena Hernández

Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

CUBA

Iglesia Nueva Vida Nuevo Vedado

Pastor: Andy Quesada Díaz

La Habana, Cuba

MEXICO

Soberano Dios Comunidad Bíblica

Pastor: Fernando Pérez

Puebla, Mexico

CUBA

Iglesia Bíblica de Cristo en Granma

Pastor: Vanier Mariño

Granma, Cuba

ARGENTINA

Iglesia Bautista Misionera Campana

Pastor: Ernesto Harris

Buenos Aires, Argentina

COSTA RICA

Casa Discípulos

Pastor: Adrian Acosta

San José, Costa Rica

ITALY

Iglesia Gracia y Paz

Pastor: Rodolfo Washington

Rome, Italy

USA

Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezer

Pastor: Ángel Salas

Texas, USA

ECUADOR

Iglesia Buen Pastor de Yaruquí

Pastor: Marco Campoverde

Quito, Ecuador

MEXICO

IBI Mérida

Pastor: Orlando Colli

Mérida, Mexico

ARGENTINA

Iglesia Bíblica de Avellaneda

Pastor: Enrique Oriolo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

COLOMBIA

Iglesia Bautista Renacer Bogotá

Pastor: Nicolás Osorio

Bogotá, Colombia

ARGENTINA

Iglesia Bautista Misionera Quilmes

Pastor: Sergio Suárez

Buenos Aires, Argentina

MEXICO

Iglesia Cristiana Bautista Dúnamis

Pastor: Emmanuel López

Mexico City, Mexico

ARGENTINA

Ministerio Vida Para Dar Vida

Pastor: Cristian Palomares

Rosario, Argentina

MEXICO

Iglesia Amistad Reformada

Pastor: Roberto Perales

Tampico, Mexico

MEXICO

Iglesia Bíblica Es Jesús

Pastor: Ricardo Villanueva

Veracruz, Mexico

CUBA

PIB La Trinidad

Pastor: Josué Sánchez

Santa Clara, Cuba

CANADA

Iglesia Gracia y Verdad

Pastor: Fred Nixon

Montreal, Canada

COLOMBIA

Iglesia Bíblica Gracia en Cristo

Pastor: Camilo Sánchezn

Bogotá, Colombia

USA

Restore Español

Pastor: Maikel Noa

South Dakota, EE. UU.

COLOMBIA

Iglesia Cristiana Volviendo al Evangelio

Pastor: Martín Contreras

Bogotá, Colombia

PUERTO RICO

PIB de Leguísamo

Pastor: Fernando Santos

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

USA

Iglesia Bautista Gracia y Verdad

Pastor: Daniel Rodas

Indianapolis, Indiana

CUBA

Iglesia Bautista Sublime Gracia

Pastor: Luis M. Rodríguez

Holguín, Cuba

MEXICO

Iglesia Bíblica Jesucristo Sendero de Vida

Pastor: Juan Carlos Zavala

Guanajuato, Mexico

PERÚ

Iglesia Bautista El Calvario

Pastor: Rafael Ruiz Orellana

Lima, Perú

GUATEMALA

Iglesia Gracia Sobre Gracia

Pastor: Carlos Leiva

Guatemala City, Guatemala

MEXICO

Iglesia Bautista Genezareth

Pastor: Luis Zepeda

Monterrey, Mexico

BOLIVIA

Iglesia Bíblica Palabra de Dios

Pastor: Osmar Mendoza

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

PARTNERS

We have Partnered

with Diverse Ministries

At ENDOS Network, we partner with a diverse range of ministries to equip churches for the Great Commission while nurturing believers. Together, we offer comprehensive resources tailored to your congregation's needs, fostering an ecosystem where people are equipped, empowered, and inspired to pursue their faith and participate in transformative ministry.

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JOIN US

There are various ways to join us.

A way to join our mission is by becoming one of our partners through both prayer and financial support. Your contribution can take various forms, whether it’s a one-time gift or a commitment to monthly or recurring support. You can direct your support to one of these four impactful options:

Church Planting: Contribute to the establishment and growth of new churches, spreading the reach of our mission.

Partner with a Church Planter: One of the significant challenges for churches wishing to engage in church planting is determining with whom to collaborate, understanding how their congregations can actively participate in this missionary work, and finding ways to provide financial support. Through Endos, churches interested in establishing a direct partnership with one of our church planters for a minimum of 3 years can do so and channel their financial assistance through our organization. This ensures that the funds reach the planter, their family, and/or the church directly.

Sponsor a Member of the Team: Directly support an individual team member by contributing to their salary. This sponsorship empowers them to dedicate their efforts wholeheartedly to our shared cause, ensuring sustained commitment and impact.

Pastoral Care: Channel your support towards the well-being and care of our pastoral community, ensuring they can continue their vital work with strength and resilience.

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