The Brazil project

About Amazonas, Brazil

Of the more than 340 indigenous ethnic groups in Brazil, only 150 of them have an indigenous church.

Approximately 121 indigenous ethnic groups out of the 340 have never heard the good news of the gospel.

82.5 percent of the 7,693 riverside villages have no evangelical presence.

About the Presbyterian Church of Manaus

In 1904, Igreja Presbiteriana de Manaus (IPManaus) was established on the edge of the Negro River in Manaus City, Brazil. For more than 110 years, IPManaus has pursued the mission of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to people living in Manaus and along the Amazon River. This is accomplished through medical boat brigades, missionary training, and church planting. 

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Our goals in Brazil

Over the next ten years, the RCA is partnering with IPManaus to:

1. Plant 100 new churches

  • 20 in urban regions
  • 40 in indigenous areas
  • 40 in riverside villages

2. Prepare 100 new missionaries and send them to the missionary field:

  • Support 10 international missionaries
  • Support 20 seminarians
  • Support 70 missionaries through the IPManaus Missionary Training Center

To reach our goals in Brazil

  • Sending medical boats to provide care for indigenous, isolated people. This project offers opportunities to share the gospel in word and in deed.
  • Providing scholarships for area leaders to train as church planters at the Missionary Training Center (CTM) in Manaus. After the two-year program, leaders will return to their communities to plant active, relevant, and biblical churches
  • Offering further theological and biblical training to prepare pastors and missionaries for service in the Amazon and beyond.


  • See what participating in this network of churches and people supporting the work in Brazil is all about by taking a vision trip with your church leadership. Learn more about a vision trip or contact Bob Oliveira at
  • Personally serve in Brazil to gain an understanding of the medical mission boats, church planting, and missionary preparation. This is an amazing opportunity to build relationships for future ministry. Dive deeper into a mission trip experience with a look at the full Brazil Trip Manual.
  • Partner with our missionary, Bob Oliveira who is a liaison between North American RCA churches and the Presbyterian Church of Manaus.

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