The Centre for Integral Mission (CMI), located in El Alto, has a national mandate to work with pastors and congregants as their churches strive to actively live out their faith through both word and action. By offering a variety of workshops and courses, CMI aims to strengthen leaders and change the long held notion that evangelism and social action are separate and distinct missions of the church.
While trainings happen across Bolivia, the physical centre in El Alto is used as a central office, as well as a location to host a local church project from the neighborhood.
This project, called PEPE, works with preschool aged children of struggling families. PEPE provides a safe place for kids under the age of five to come and learn, while allowing their parents to go to work without having to take their children with them or leave them unattended.
CMI also works in tandem with several other institutions to help support a number of church based projects across the country in a newly launched CBM project called Integral Mission Initiatives.
About Tim & Kallie Hutton
Tim and Kallie are working with the staff of CBM’s partners, the Bolivian Baptist Union (UBB) and its development arm, OBADES, to build and support effective programs and ministries. They are working to get churches involved with strategic community development projects as well as expanding the capacity of the seminary to train effective leaders.