The Alliance has had an active presence in the Dominican Republic since the mid 1960s when Dominicans living in New York, along with other Hispanic immigrants, sacrificially gave of their time and resources to take the Christ-centered message of the C&MA to their homeland. The church took root and grew, even with the absence of trained pastors or international workers.
In the 1980s, The Alliance sent full-time international workers to the country to work alongside Dominican believers to provide much-needed leadership and theological training and to expand the church into people groups with little evangelical presence.
Today, Alliance workers are involved in a variety of ministries, in many cases working alongside Dominican believers to build Christian communities throughout the country. Creative strategies such as Marriage Encounter, relational evangelism, and youth and family outreaches are among many different approaches being used to share Jesus’ love and expand His Kingdom among urban professionals, one of the least reached groups in the Dominican Republic. The ultimate goal is to multiply strong communities of believers throughout the country who will impact their nation and the world.
The C&MA National Church of the Dominican Republic: 37 organized churches (25 members and above), 35 unorganized churches (below 25 members), 11 preaching points (small groups), 19 ordained ministers, 14 pastors, 28 licensed workers, 4 local Dominican missionary church planters
- Plant churches among urban professionals.
- Train pastors and lay leadership at the Alliance Bible Institute.
- Develop short-term missions projects.
International Workers in Dominican Republic
The Alliance at Work in Dominican Republic
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- Population—over 9 million
- Infant mortality rate—32.4/1,000
- Life expectancy—67.3
- Capital City
- Santo Domingo—unknown pop.
- The size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined, the Dominican Republic (18,815 sq. mi.) occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. The country’s terrain includes rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed.
- Per capita income—$6,300
- Literacy rate—85% (2003 est.)
- Government/Political Climate
- Representative democracy. Attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844. From1966–1996 Joaquin Balaguar was president. Since then, regular competitive elections have been held in which opposition candidates have won the presidency.
- Roman Catholic—95%
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Dominican Republic Team
- Church Bldg/Center/S Dom
- Central Alliance Church
- Evangelism Training
- Evangelism Follow Up Literature
- Bible Institute
- Cana Segura Church Project
- Punta Cana Church Plant Project
- FATELA Scholarships
- Church Planting Bootcamps
- Encounter Cell Church
- Cape May, NJ/San Marcos Partnership Agreement
Envision Dominican Republic Team
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