The vulnerable communities that our partners in Colombia minister to (Lucero, Cazuca, Santafe, Cartagena, Barranquilla) desperately need greater involvement, support, and influence from local Christian churches. The School of Practical Ministries (SPM) exists to train church members, Conviventia staff members, and students to be effective leaders within the communities that Conviventia is active in. Churches within these communities are invited to send their members (including pastors and leaders) to participate in training workshops that teach them about various topics including: God’s Purpose for the Family, Work Ethics, Evangelism, Christ as the Model for Ministry, etc.