BIMI missionaries have served in Costa Rica since 1966. Our vision for the future of missions in Costa Rica includes church planting, training national leadership, and sending national missionaries. The challenge the Costa Rican ministry faces today is threefold.
Church Planting – More than 20 churches have been established in several cities throughout the country. There is still a tremendous need for missionary church planters and church-planting teams to go out and plant indigenous churches in cities, small towns, and rural areas of Costa Rica.
Training National Leadership – Over the years our missionaries have done a tremendous job with the training of national leadership. There are at least three Bible Institutes functioning under the auspices of local churches to train national leaders to assume their role as pastors, missionaries, and lay workers. It is our goal to train and equip national leaders so that they will be able to plant churches that in turn plant churches.
Missionary Training Schools – Costa Rica is a politically-neutral country. Costa Rican nationals have a high level of education, and have an open door into many countries of the world. Our vision is to train and send Costa Rican missionaries to begin works in and outside of Costa Rica including the 10/40 window. Therefore, we are praying for men with advanced Bible training to come and impart a church planting vision to national pastors.