Jahaziel Alvino is the Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy in Peru. “Church planting is in our DNA,” Jahaziel says. “We have been planting churches since our inception.”
Despite having a vision for church planting from the beginning, Jahaziel shares that Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) has been a great help in allowing them to perfect their church planting style and be more effective.
Because of their history, they have had to overcome the fear of change with many of the pastors. “It is not easy to come from a style of church planting and to be able to implement a change to improve,” Jahaziel says. “We do it with patience and with the help of the Holy Spirit because we know this work comes from Him.”
Jahaziel is positive church planting is necessary work for his denomination. “We believe the most timely and effective measure of life transformation for the Great Commission is planting new churches since we develop leadership and can reach more people.”
Through church planting, they can share the gospel with anyone – a child who brings the whole family to the church, young people who are searching for purpose, or a married couple they can mentor and disciple.
“The testimonies we have received from the moment people have recognized the Lord as their Savior and to see them changed and responding to the call of the Great Commission is one of the greatest treasures to us,” Jahaziel says.