IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO MISIONERO, CANTON JIBOA
Centro Bíblico Misionero Church is a semi-urban congregation of 40 members located in central El Salvador. In 2010 its pastor, Isidro Ramírez, became a part of ENLACE's church coaching staff. He always had a passion for practically applying the gospel’s message, and joining the ENLACE team allowed him to share his passion with others. Pastor Isidro also saw a unique opportunity to leverage his new role as a church coach to better equip his church to serve the community.
Previously the church had mobilized various efforts to provide food and clothes for those in need. Through these experiences, the church started to form relationships with community members and organizations such as the local Community Association, the local school, and the water board. With the help of ENLACE, the church strengthened these relationships through implementing home garden and latrine projects. At first the community was skeptical of the church's outreach, but over time they not only accepted the church but see it as a place of help and friendship.
The goals for 2012 are to continue to strengthen the church’s leadership through ongoing coaching and training and to implement health projects such as water filter installation and infrastructure projects such as road construction.