Council of Reference
Founded in 2000, Latin American Christian Ministries (LACM) is a non-profit organization
created to provide foundational support for equipping Christian leaders in Latin America.
The present focus is on the
Latin American Leadership Development Program, which offers
contextual theological education at a Ph.D. level in order to equip the leaders of the church.
There is an urgent need for this type of program due to the critical shortage of Protestant
leaders and teachers in Latin America and the high cost of doing advanced theological studies
in North America or Europe. Yet there are few opportunities for Protestant church leaders
to pursue upper-level theological studies in their continent and in their language.
The vision of the Latin American Leadership Development Program (LALDP), under LACM sponsorship,
is to meet this need by providing a multi-site, multidenominational network of Latin American scholars
working together in a School of Postgraduate Studies. The LALDP cooperates with Protestant leadership formation programs throughout
Latin America. Inaugurated in February 2004, this program appears to be the first Protestant
doctoral-level multi-site program of its kind to be approved and accredited at a university level by a Latin
We are humbled that God would choose to use us to help this project become a reality.
If you are interested in partnering with us (in prayer, gift or other way) or in receiving
more information about LACM and the Latin American Leadership Development Program, please
Additional details about the history of the program are available in
our brochure (best printed 2 sided) .