WHO WE ARE

The word “Movida” is a combination of two Spanish words mover, translated “Moving Lives”.

Movida is an international, interdenominational Christian organization with the goal of motivating young people to grow in their personal relationships with Jesus by training them to use their gifts and talents to better serve their local churches and in world missions.

TESTIMONIES

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

Lausanne Covenant

We identify with the Lausanne Covenant, which was created at the first International Congress of World Evangelization. The conference was held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974. During the conference worldwide leaders of churches and evangelical organizations declared:

“We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation and rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other. We are deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization. We believe the Gospel is God’s good news for the whole world, and we are determined by his grace to obey Christ’s commission to proclaim it to all mankind and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our resolve, and to make public our covenant.”

MOVIDA INTERNATIONAL'S HISTORY

  • ARRIVAL TO CHILE (1987)
    Movida International founders, Thomas and Mechthild Vogelin arrive in Melipilla, Chile.
  • FIRST CIMA (1990)
    Thomas and Mechthild Vogelin lead the first CIMA conference, in Chile, with 23 participants.
  • ARRIVAL TO ARGENTINA (1997)
    The Vogelin family moves to Argentina, thus expanding the Movida ministry to two countries (Argentina and Chile).
  • FIRST CIMA IN ARGENTINA (1999)
    The first CIMA takes place in Argentina with 80 participants.
  • NEW PROJECTS (2002)
    Movida Paraguay is founded and the Short-Term Program begins.
  • FIRST PUBLICATION (2003)
    Movida Editions produces its first devotional.
  • FIRST INTERNATIONAL CIMA (2007)
    The first international CIMA conference is held in Argentina with 1,000 participants.
  • NEW OFFICE (2008)
    Movida Bolivia is founded.
  • ANOTHER NEW OFFICE! (2009)
    Movida Peru is founded.
  • 2ND INTERNATIONAL CIMA (2010)
    The second international CIMA conference is held in Argentina with 2,200 participants.
  • EXPANDING! (2011)
    Movida Ecuador is founded.
  • CROSSING THE OCEAN! (2012)
    Movida Germany is founded.
  • A NEW OFFICE IN THE NORTH! (2013)
    Movida USA is founded.
  • 3RD INTERNATIONAL CIMA (2014)
    The third international CIMA conference is held in Argentina with 2,500 participants.
  • ARRIVAL TO CENTRAL AMERICA! (2014)
    Movida Costa Rica is founded.
  • LEARNING PORTUGUESE! (2015)
    Movida Brazil is founded.
  • NEW HEADQUARTERS! (2015)
    Movida Switzerland is founded in Walzenhausen, Switzerland after an old Bible School was donated to Movida. The campus serves as the central office of Movida.
  • TRAVELING! (2016)
    First Movida short-term mission trip with Latinos serving in Europe (Germany and Sicily) and the first CIMA in Rio de Janerio.
  • 4TH INTERNATIONAL CIMA (2017)
    The fourth international CIMA conference and the first in Central America.
  • A YEAR FULL OF EXCITEMENT (2018)
    First CIMA to be organized in Panama, Nicaragua, and Spain.
  • PRISMA (2018)
    The PRISMA mission training school is founded.
  • OLE! - WE MADE IT TO SPAIN (2019)
    Officially founding the third MOVIDA office in Europe together with the Nuñéz Zarricueta family.
  • 5th CIMA INTERNATIONAL (2020 - JANUARY)
    CIMA International in Chile, which was the first International one in that country.
  • SIGUE ONLINE (2020 - MARCH)
    The start of the online SIGUE platform, a platform that has offered different classes to hundreds of students.
  • 6th CIMA INTERNATIONAL
    CIMA International "All For His Glory", online edition, with more than 4,000 participants.
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