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Church Plant in Chile

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Church Plant in Chile

(Chile CNSAM). Extreme Nazarene Missions launches search for Chilean missionaries to plant a church in the city of Antofagasta, Chile.

It has long been the desire of Nazarene leadership in Chile to plant a church in the mining city of Antofagasta; an affluent costal city in northern Chile, 875 miles from Santiago with a population of 345,000, but with no Church of the Nazarene presence. To begin this new church plant, the Nazarene leadership is partnering with Extreme Nazarene.

Extreme Nazarene has planted over 80 churches in Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, and Ecuador. In its current project, Extreme is focusing on planting vibrant churches in large metropolitan cities of South America.

In August, Extreme Nazarene leaders, including Brian Tibbs, Chad Duerre, and Michael and Cailyn Wheatley traveled to Antofagasta to meet with district superintendent Pastor Oscar Varas and Chile’s Multi-Ministries Coordinator Pastor Alessandro Polonio. During their days together, they were able to finalize the project’s details and make a plan for mobilizing and selecting the Chilean young people for the church planting team.

The church will be planted using the 40/40 model. A 40/40 church planter is a single young person with a call to serve God. Extreme Nazarene will pair six Chilean 40/40s with six North American 40/40s of the same gender. Together they will work with a pastoral couple and a married couple from the US to begin the church.

The program is a 28-month commitment for the missionaries. The 40/40 team will deploy to Ecuador next year to begin training in the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Quito, Ecuador. After four months of courses, they will continue training in Cali, Colombia to study the Master’s Plan. Upon their arrival in Antofagasta, they will work in the community to evangelize, consolidate, and disciple new believers. During the course of 23 months serving the church, they will raise up leaders to continue making disciples throughout the city.

If you would like more information about the project, or know someone who would be interested in applying, you can find more information on the website,, or contact Cailyn Wheatley at You can follow Extreme Nazarene on Facebook at Misiones Nazarenas Extremas.

Source: Cailyn Wheatley.

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