Colombia, one of the Latin American countries, is located in the northwest end of the South American continent with coasts on the Pacific and on the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 1,141,758 square kilometers and has a population of more than 34,000,000 inhabitants.
Colombia is divided in 33 Departments with their capital cities, where more than the 70% of the population lives.
The Christian Population is near to 1,200,000 believers, attending 2,400 congregations. This mean that 3.5% of the population are evangelical Christians and there is one church for every 14,167 inhabitants.
After a National Survey about the Church Mission, the following are the conclusions regarding the needy conditions for a harmonious growing: 1) Clear mission and vision; 2) Contemporary and efficient proclamation of the Gospel as an integral option for the people; 3) Adequate training and, 4) A faithful and effective administration of the Great Commission.
The church in Colombia will collaborate with God to: "Gather under the authority of Christ all things both in heaven and on earth. Thus God testifies now, by means of the church, to the angelic rulers and powers in the heavenly world, that they might know God's wisdom, in all its different forms and to demonstrate for all time to come the extraordinary greatness of his grace in the love he showed us in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 1: 10; 3:10; 2:7).
As a contribution to the body of Christ in Latin America, we strive in the foundation and establishment of new local churches through multiplication of believers and disciples of Christ.
The disciples of Christ in Colombia will work, committed to reach for the year 2000 the following challenges, if God permits us:
The framework of our work is the strategy given by Jesus to His church: 1) To announce the Gospel to all nations, multiplying the number of believers; 2) To disciple all believers around our nation, and 3) To plant new congregations to the point of saturation -- 1 church for every 2,000 inhabitants -- all over the nation.
The "Colombia Today and Tomorrow Plan" (CTTP) approved by the General Assembly of CEDECOL (1992) to be implemented by the Board of Directors, is articulated in seven areas with ten teams, leading projects that seek that the Colombian evangelical church works together and orderly, in an efficient and effective way, in the fulfillment of the Great Commission with the aforesaid growth goal for the year 2000 (18,000 new congregations and 6,000,000 new believers).
Thus, Colombia will fulfill the will of God and honor and glorify Him forever.