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Alliance missionaries arrived in Chile in 1897 and began working among the Mapuche Indians. Today, our workers in Chile have a rich and varied ministry that encompasses caring for orphans as well as impacting unreached professionals with the love of Jesus. Broken lives and families are being restored through Alliance Marriage Encounter (ALMA) weekends, and the lost are coming to Christ through Women’s, Men’s, and Youth Encounter ministries. In one amazing testimony, a couple had already signed annulment papers when a friend invited them to the marriage retreat. They went as a last-ditch effort, neither of them expecting anything to change. But their lives were radically transformed through an encounter with their Savior, and today they are sharing their story at ALMA retreats.

Alliance missionaries have made significant inroads into Chile’s professional class by cultivating meaningful relationships with society’s most influential residents. More than 400,000 of the country’s top leaders and decision makers live in the immaculately landscaped community of Peñalolén, where no evangelical church existed. The C&MA’s Church of the Vineyard was the first evangelical church in this suburb of Santiago. In Reñaca, a congregation of 100 professionals has been formed.

Vision for Chile (VFC), an Alliance sister organization, is involved in construction projects designed to improve the living conditions of homeless children and Alliance orphanages in Chile. The C&MA national church is actively involved in sending missionaries.

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National Church

The Christian and Missionary Alliance of Chile: 125 organized churches, 80 unorganized groups, 100 ordained ministers, 16,538 baptized members, and 42,862 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

  • Plant churches among the professional class in the Santiago metro area.
  • Plant reproducing churches in the needy cities of the northern Chilean desert.
  • Train lay leaders and future Chilean missionaries through FATELA‚Äôs Theological Education by Extension program.

International Workers in Chile

The Alliance at Work in Chile