As a key component to our ministry and a compliment to the work of our Directors of Evangelism, Baldemar Ruiz and Gaspar Chan, we host semi-annual, week-long evangelism training sessions. We invite Spanish or Quiche speaking Latin American Church of Christ leaders and evangelists to our facility in Montellano, Guatemala, or to the Paxot Segundo, Guatemala to come on a Monday evening and receive three days of intense Bible study before returning home on Friday and putting into practice all they have learned. We provide meals, lodging, training and resource material, speakers, and a structure for sharing and learning.
Over the course of several years, our attendees are given thorough instruction in 'How to Study the Bible,' complete with resource material and go through in-depth studies of the gospels, epistles and Old Testament.
In 2004 we instituted a similar session for women of the church and in 2005 expanded this program to the Quiche speaking population in the highlands of Guatemala.
This project is funded through special gifts by individuals and congregations at an annual cost of approximately $20,000. An endowment has been created for these seminars and gifts may be earmarked for this training.
Past instructors include, Jerry Hill, Dan Coker, Pat Hile, Saturnino Gonzalez, Aparicio Ponce Aju, Javier Leon, Bill Richardson, Luis Rosas, Linda Henry, Lera Hobbes, Anita Hamilton and Jessica Rosas.