Guatemala: Centro Esdras
The Ezra Center (Centro Esdras) is an interdenominational ministry whose aim is to use God’s Word to form servant leaders who live out their faith by practicing holistic mission. Students learn through participatory, interactive activities that take into account their context and actively involve them in the learning process. We strive to shape Christian leaders’ theological thinking and practice of holistic mission so that their lives reflect the values of God’s Kingdom and they become agents of change in their churches and communities.
Although church attendance in Guatemala is high, Christian religious commitment has not made a significant positive impact on Guatemala’s social, economic and political structures. In this context, we at the Ezra Center seek to form Christian leaders who will transform their churches and communities through holistic mission. Programs take place throughout Guatemala, especially among rural pastors and leaders with limited educational and financial resources.