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Alliance missionaries entered Brazil, the largest Catholic nation in the world, in 1962. Organized in 1978 with 250 baptized members in three churches, the Brazilian Christian and Missionary Alliance today is comprised of 23 organized churches with 3,000 baptized members. SEMIBA, a Bible college in São Paulo, has extensions in the cities of Porto Alegre and São Jose. The past 25 years have seen solid churches established, a seminary built up, and Brazilian missionaries sent out and supported by the national church.

In addition, Alliance missionaries have been reaching Brazil’s hard-to-reach upper classes through unconventional means, including evangelistic fashion seminars, breakfast meetings on integrity in the workplace, and parenting seminars. Children’s outreaches, featuring games and puppets, have also opened doors to evangelistic opportunities.

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National Church

The Brazilian Christian and Missionary Alliance: 23 organized churches and congregations, 18 ordained ministers and 20 other credentialed workers, a membership of approximately 3,000 baptized believers, 4 missionary couples and one single working in Russia, India, Japan and the Brazilian Amazon Basin among indigenous tribes.

Team Initiatives

  • Plant a church in an upper middle class residential area approximately 40 miles outside of the city of São Paulo called Alphaville. Mike and Ruth Davis moved there in July, 2008, and have already started a Bible study and monthly meetings.
  • Help plant a church in Taboão, an area of the city of São Paulo. Doug and Helen White will be working with a Brazilian pastor and his wife in the effort to see this church planted.
  • Plant a church in Caxias do Sul, a city of 450,000 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Jim and Ann Hemminger and Jeff and Jo Kiel are working in this project.
  • Plant a church in the Petrópolis neighborhood of Porto Alegre, a city of 1,500,000 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Steve and Diane Renicks, Sanford and Wendie Hashimoto, Brenda Kurtz and Charlotte Hisle are working in this church plant.
  • When praying for these church plants, pray for ways to connect with the spiritually hungry, protection from discouragement, conversions, solid growth in the discipleship of new converts, and discernment in knowing the right time to rent a place of worship.

International Workers in Brazil

The Alliance at Work in Brazil