Missiological factors in the growth of the church in Chiapas

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Vernon Jay Sterk

Abstract

As we celebrate eighty years of the work of the Reformed Church in America in Chiapas, Mexico, one fact leaps out: the growth of the church has been extraordinary! God has so blessed the work of missionaries and Chiapas evangelists and pastors that the number of believers in the National Presbyterian Church in Chiapas has surpassed the total membership of the Reformed Church in America. The growth of the church in Chiapas is even more astounding when we hear official statistics that show that the combined number of all Protestant/evangelical denominations in the state constitutes more than one-third of the total population, or more than a million people. In this article I would like to highlight a number of missiological factors that have contributed to that impressive church growth.

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Keywords
Missions -- Mexico; Evangelistic work; Evangelistic work -- Methodology; Evangelistic work -- Philosophy; Chiapas (Mexico) -- Church history; Reformed Church in America -- Missions; Missionaries; Mission of the church; Bible -- Translating
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