Pastor Geoff Baggett and Dr. Dennis Adams led seminary training for indigenous Panao Quechua pastors and leaders in the Interdenominational School of Missiology in Pachitea. This school, in its second year, was started in partnership between Crossroads Fellowship and leaders from local evangelical churches in the area as a local training center to prepare indigenous Christians for local church leadership and missionary service. During this trip, Baggett and Adams focused upon teaching a survey of the Old Testament as well as a method of Bible teaching called Chronological Bible Storying.
Kim Baggett and Kim Adams led afternoon Bible studies and ministries for Quechua women and girls at a local church in the township of Molino
Crossroads Fellowship serves as a Strategy Coordinator Church among the Panao Quechua people, a people group of roughly 70,000 Quechua Indians in a remote area in north-central Peru. Their mission is to facilitate church planting and church growth through theological and practical training, Christian encouragement, and hands-on ministry. Thus far, at least ten new churches have been planted in the Pachitea Province since Crossroads’ involvement in the area. The Cadiz church ministers in partnership with the REAP North team of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. REAP teams serve to connect Southern Baptist churches in North America with unreached / unchurched people groups at the “ends of the earth” in various parts of the world.
Commenting on the recent trip, Pastor Baggett stated, “It’s simply incredible that a local church from right here in Cadiz, Ky., can send people to another hemisphere on a regular basis and have such an incredible impact ... leave such an indelible mark ... upon the spiritual state of an entire people group. This work goes so much deeper than simply dropping a few dollars in an offering plate. This is the opposite of missions ‘by proxy.’ It is the church actually doing what Jesus instructed it to do ... fulfilling the Great Commission.”
Crossroads teams planned for 2011 include theological training teams for the pastor’s school in April and November, as well as evangelistic medical and veterinary teams during the summer months. Crossroads Fellowship is committed to ministry in this area through the end of 2011, but church leaders believe that the commitment there will go on for several years to come.
Crossroads Fellowship is a Southern Baptist congregation planted in Cadiz in 2002. Worship celebrations are conducted at the church’s temporary home at 264 Commerce St. Rev. Geoff Baggett is the Senior Pastor. For more information, please visit http://www.crossroadsfellowship.info.
This press release was submitted by Geoff Baggett of Crossroads Fellowship.