Since 1997, TCWM has been heavily engaged in Peru. In 2000, TCWM reopened the Peruvian Baptist Theological Seminary in Trujillo. The seminary was founded in 1958 by the Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) of the Southern Baptist Convention. The seminary recently saw the largest graduating class in its history; and currently has students from Peru, Chile, and Ecuador.
The beautiful facility also serves as a mission mobilization center for TCWM. Each year, TCWM sends 70 to 80 mission volunteers to conduct evangelism, community outreach, and church planting activities. These activities range from medical, optometry, and dental clinics to kids’ Bible clubs, fine arts performances, and evangelistic services.
Currently, churches are being started in the cities of Trujillo, Huamachuco, Chepen, as well as several barrios (small outlying communities). TCWM believes the best way to plant indigenous reproducing churches is through equipping, coaching, and multiplying indigenous (in this case, Peruvian) church planters. Our mission volunteers serve in a catalytic, encouraging, equipping, and gathering role to assist Peruvian church planters, pastors, and church leaders.