Grace Church is part of a worldwide family churches. We believe that Jesus calls us to plant churches as one way to reach the nations.
In 2010 Kevin Bartlett, who had planted and led Grace Church, felt called by God to go church planting again, this time to a different country. Kevin and Ness Bartlett moved to Madrid the capital of Spain with their three children to plant a church.
Their heart was to have a genuine Spanish-speaking church right in the centre of the capital city. A number of other individuals and families joined them on this adventure to take the gospel to all nations. Kevin and Ness are now fluent in Spanish which means the church services and preaching are in the native language of Spain.
We trust and believe that God will use the church in Madrid to reach many people in the capital of Spain and beyond. We wholeheartedly support Kevin, Ness and the team on their adventure, both financially, in prayer and in loving friendship.
They meet in a small theatre in Quevedo, Madrid, an authentically Madrid neighbourhood with frontage onto a busy street. Since moving there, they’ve seen an increase in local Spanish people coming along. They’ve also had the privilege of having their first baptisms.
The Madrid church is known as Iglesias de Christo Salvador, which roughly translated means Christ Saves Church.
Our next step into global church planting, will be to send Eustace and Theresa Tackie-Otoo to plant a church in their home country of Ghana.
Eustace is currently training as a leader, to prepare him to lead the church in Ghana.
We are excited about this next step taking the gospel to the nations, as we reach out to Africa.
You can find out more about the church plant to Ghana on our blog.
Tony Goodman, the author of the Disciple Makers series of books, served as a missionary in Guinea-Bissau for 14 years. He was involved in leadership training, and established a Bible school which is now directed by national leaders.
Eclipse is a ministry to equip, empower and encourage African believers. Eclipse stands for Equipping Christian Leaders Internationally: Pastorally, Spiritually and Educationally.
The Disciple Maker series is designed as both a course manual and a personal volume. Each book seeks to follow the Bible offering practical faith-based and gospel centred teaching aimed at African believers.
The books, available in both English and Portuguese. are being given free of charge to known and trusted leaders in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau. They distribute them freely to those that they are training up, they are then used in turn to disciple others.
For more information visit: eclipseafrica.com
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