Andean Missions Alliance
AMA consists of a cooperation of churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, Sacramento, California and the Rio Grande church in Texas. It is led by a board that consists of the church leaders from the supporting churches.
SEMA was established in 2009 replacing the Greater Nashville Church as the overseeing organization and in 2016 changed it’s acronym to AMA. Since 2009 churches have been planted in Duitama, Villavincencio, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga, Colombia; also in Arequipa and Chincha, Peru.
The 2020 vision for Grupo Andino is:
Ecuador: to plant churches in Guayaquil, Esmeraldas and Cuenca
Peru: to send a mission to Iquitos
Venezuela: to send a mission team to Barquisimeto
Colombia: to plant churches in Popayán and Cartagena
The annual missions goal is set based on budgeted needs; this is shared with supporting churches with suggested goals based on prorated membership. Typically, 100& of this goal is for AMA, but contributing churches may set a higher goal to retain some for other uses, such as member missionary trips. The annual missions budget in 2014 was 184,000 and 151,000 in 2015.
The Colombian churches are financially self-supporting. Churches have sprung up around the country and are being strengthened and watered primarily by the church in Bogota, but with the support of the leaders in Medellin and Cali.
There is still much work to do in these countries. The Andean Missions Alliance is committed to helping the churches in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru grow in spiritual strength and impact the region for the glory of God.