We base the philosophy of our ministry on Mathew 28:18-20 and Ephesians 4:7-16. “ TO MAKE DISCIPLES, MAKE BETTER DISCIPLES AND YOU WILL MAKE MORE DISCIPLES.”
The Novo Horizonte Ministry is preparing God’s people for ministry. Our main task is that of reaching others for Christ, making disciples of them and establishing and planting new churches by using our own trained national leadership. This ministry has grown to over 50 churches and more than 8,000 members. We have probably seen more than forty thousand individuals baptized into Christ during these 50 years. All of the churches have national Brazilian preachers and leaders. Each church has now become self-supporting, self-governing and self-propagating. And almost all of them have their own church building and properties.
The Novo Horizonte Ministry involves many individuals and different projects for meeting the needs of people. We have many discipleship training programs. A lot of emphasis is placed on “One-on-One Discipleship.” We provide professional counseling services and different support groups. Our 100 acre Shalon Camp is used almost every weekend during the year.
C.B.M. with its “Project Amazonas: Christ, Life and Health” is giving much
attention and emphasis to the Amazon Region of Brazil. A boat was purchased
and remodeled and has been used almost monthly for ten day trips since
March, 2000 when we made our first trip. This Amazon Boat Ministry is
reaching and helping people that live in villages along the many tributaries
of the Amazon River. A new medical boat (CBM Amazonia) was inaugurated in
January 2012. The boat is equipped with both medical and dental clinics as
well as a pharmacy that has most all medications that are needed by the
villagers. There are air-conditioned sleeping quarters for over 25
individuals plus the top area for another 15 people that enjoy sleeping in
(redes) hammocks. We take doctors, dentists, nurses, construction crews and
evangelistic teams on almost all trips. We are providing better health and
making possible a better life for these villagers as well as teaching them
about Christ and planting churches. During these almost 20 years we
have treated hundreds of children and adults. Many health problems have been
solved, Christ has been preached, villages and lives transformed and
churches started. There is a fulltime crew of nine (9) individuals plus two
teens that go on each trip. There is a single missionary lady wordking with
this project besides twenty (20) native missionary families in remote
villages. There are now 25 “Project Amazon” churches in different villages
and we probably have another 10 new villages right now waiting and wanting a
In São Sebastião we have two other projects that are producing positive
results. The “Greenhouse Project” is helping church families with a better
diet and health habits as well as producing a small income for each family.
Our soccer program is reaching a number of children and transforming their
lives by using the soccer ball. This is a program that develops character by
teaching the children Biblical principles.
Many interested individuals from some of our supporting churches have come
to help us on different trips. We need this kind of cooperation as we plan
to have at least 50 churches in the Amazon Region alone by the end of 2020.