Iglesia Seguidores de Cristo (Sarasota, Florida, USA)

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The Iglesia Seguidores de Cristo (Followers of Christ Church), in Sarasota, Florida, USA is composed of Latin American immigrants from different countries, including Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Costa Rica, who came to Sarasota without a host community to support them. Over the years the congregation has also opened Bible studies in Tampa, Bradenton, and Gaimamy.

In 2020 as early as 4:00 am each morning, leaders and other members of the congregation gathered to pray. On weekends in addition to prayer, the church held youth services, fasted, worshiped, participated in evangelistic programs, and accompanied immigrant families who received difficult news from their countries of birth.

In 2020 the pastor was Juan Jose Rivera.

Initially, the congregation was part of the Southeast Mennonite Conference, but that regional conference withdrew from Mennonite Church USA to become a district of LMC (Lancaster Mennonite Conference). Iglesia Seguidores de Cristo, along with seven other congregations, chose to affiliate with the Mosaic Mennonite Conference that remained part of Mennonite Church USA.

Bibliography

Márquez, Javier. "Congregational Profile: Iglesia Seguidores de Cristo (Followers of Christ Church)." Mosaic Mennonite Conference. 29 September 2020. Web. 13 October 2020. https://mosaicmennonites.org/2020/09/29/congregational-profile-iglesia-seguidores-de-cristo-followers-of-christ-church/.

Additional Information

Address: 1001 Ponder Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34232

Phone: 941-377-8198

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iglesia-Seguidores-De-Cristo/111584025549144

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church USA

Mosaic Mennonite Conference


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published October 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Iglesia Seguidores de Cristo (Sarasota, Florida, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2020. Web. 1 Dec 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Seguidores_de_Cristo_(Sarasota,_Florida,_USA)&oldid=169355.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2020). Iglesia Seguidores de Cristo (Sarasota, Florida, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 December 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Seguidores_de_Cristo_(Sarasota,_Florida,_USA)&oldid=169355.




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