Proyecto Planta Iglesia
Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
Ibarra was founded a second time in 1872, making it the youngest city in Ecuador. The city is located at the foot of the Imbabura Volcano and resides at 7,200 feet in elevation. The population in Ibara is 139,721 people according to the 2010 census.
The church plant in Ibarra began in early 2013 and was the first ever Nazarene church in the city of Ibarra. Nearly a year after the first service, the Puerta Abierta Iglesia del Nazareno in Ibarra (Open Door Church of the Nazarene) was officially organized as a Nazarene church. The church plant that started with a pastoral family and a 40/40 team has now grown to the largest Nazarene church in its district.
Like other Extreme Nazarene churches, the Puerta Abierta Church continues to plant seeds in the community of Ibarra, raise up new leaders and make disciples who make disciples. This Puerta Abierta Church holds four services per week and hosts 8 small groups throughout the city.