Chuy Dávalos, the founder of Agua Viva Ministries, had a passion for the lost people of Mexico and today we accomplish his vision via four aspects of ministry:

  1. We work with U.S. partners to share Christ’s love to the people of Ensenada, Mexico.
  2. We have a Bible school to provide pastoral, theological, and practical ministry training.
  3. We maintain a camp facility in Ensenada, Mexico where Mexican churches hold retreats, seminars, and other events at an affordable rate. 
  4. We support missionaries throughout Mexico with the goal of planting churches in unreached areas.


Vision statement

In order to fulfill the Great Commission: We will train Mexican Christian leaders. We will work alongside local churches for spiritual growth in Mexico. We will involve U.S.  missionary guests in the life of the local church, serving and evangelizing our community. We will maintain low-cost camping facilities as a space for Mexican churches to grow closer to God. We will educate all who come, promoting cross-cultural understanding and a missions-minded worldview. We will be a tool by which the lives of North Americans, particularly Mexicans, are eternally changed.

Core Values

  • To be centered on Christ, focused on loving others.
  • To evangelize, disciple, and equip in order to reach others.
  • To demonstrate integrity and balance in lifestyle and ministry.
  • To have unity in values, mission, and relationships.
  • To invest in the growth and development of our human resources.

Doctrinal Statement

  • We believe in the scripture of the Old and New Testaments as inspired by God, infallible, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
  • We believe that humankind was created in the image of God, but sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death which is separation from God; all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by his blood.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his ascension into Heaven, and in his life as high priest and advocate for us.
  • We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting separation from God of the lost.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to the earth and establish His Kingdom.
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