About this partnership
Since 2002, the Nicaragua partnership has been working to identify indigeneous leaders and pastors, provide them with hands-on training and to eguip them to plant churches in Nicaragua. Our goal is simply stated and clear: to establish a self-sustaining church planting movement in Nicaragua.
To that end, we currently have three established Vineyard churches, two church plants and three mission churches in Nicaragua. All but one are pastored and led by native Nicaraguans. We are working closely with other missions organizations that are connected to the Vineyard to meet ongoing needs of these communities. These organizations and individuals include: i-61 Ministries, Arms of Love, Global Village Project, and the efforts of Doug & Julie Effinger.
In 2014, we held a three-week leadership training bootcamp that was attended by 25 young leaders from around Nicaragua as well as two renegade Argentinians. The outcome was that all of those leaders grew in vision, confidence and ability to lead future churches and plants. In July of 2015, 11 pastors and leaders from Nicaragua will be joining us for the Global Family conference and celebration in Columbus, Ohio to continue building up and strengthening these leaders. In Summer 2016, we plan to hold our 4th Nicaragua National conference in Managua.
About Nicaragua (link)
Trip planning list (PDF)
Places to visit (PDF)
Exploring our country (epub book)
Book 1 (Amazon link)
Book 2 (Amazon link)
TEDx talk (link)
Nicaragua is the largeset of Central America's seven countries, spanning more than 50,000 square miles, and boasts a population of more than 6.1 million. It is bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua is ranked as the second-poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, where nearly half of the population lives below the poverty line and nearly 80 percent of all indigenous Nicaraguans live on less than $1/day. This places Nicaragua in a precarious position regarding basic needs among is relatively young citizenry: it has a 33 percent illiteracy rate, 27 are deemed undernourished, and half of the country's population is under the age of 25. Nicaragua also is on a Tier 2 government watch list for human trafficking.
Population: 6.1 million
Number of Vineyard Churches: 8
Primary Religion: Roman Catholic / Christian
Government: Representative Democratic Republic
Ave. Education: 5.6 years
Since 2005, Glenn has been actively leading the Nicaragua Partnership by building up indigenous leaders to share the gospel across Central America's largest country. He leads nine U.S. Vineyard churches in the partnership, including his own (Portland Vineyard Church), that work alongside seven Vineyard churches in Nicaragua.
Current Church Partners
Portland Vineyard (OR)
Vancouver Vineyard (WA)
Mountain Vineyard (Kent, WA)
Providence Vineyard (OR)
Conroe Vineyard (TX)
Lake Charles Vineyard (LA)
Boise Vineyard, (ID)
Vineyard of the Rockies (Fort Collins, CO)
Tomahawk Vineyard (WI)
We seek to add passionate, visionary people who love Latin American culture to our partnership, and who desire to see the Kingdom of God expand in this nation.
Consider joining our partnership by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact a nation for generations to come.