The Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza is a nonsectarian Christian ministry

centered in the celebration of open-table communion on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Since November, 2011, people from both the United States and Mexico have gathered each Sunday afternoon to share communion at Friendship Park, the historic border meeting place at the western edge of the border, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Friends from near and far also join us "in the Cloud" via Zoom and via livestream on Facebook.

 

This Sunday celebration is also known as "EL FARO," because we gather in the shadow of Tijuana's landmark lighthouse, a reminder that God's grace shines indiscriminately on all. Somehow, mysteriously, the border wall becomes the table of the Lord.

HISTORY / HISTORIA

  • Enjoy this remarkable photographic history of the Border Church community, compliments of our beloved friend Maria Teresa Fernandez.   Gracias, MT!!! 

MISSION / MISIÓN 

  • To follow Jesus and seek the reign of God by breaking bread along and across the San Diego-Tijuana border.

  • Seguir a Jesús y buscar el reino de Dios partiendo el pan en la frontera entre Tijuana y San Diego.

VISION / VISIÓN: 

  • That God’s love would reign over the US-Mexico borderlands so that all people, sitting together at a common table, would experience heaven on earth.

  • Que el amor de Dios reine en las tierras fronterizas entre México y los Estados Unidos para que todas las personas, reunidas en una mesa común, experimenten el cielo en la tierra.

 VALUES / VALORES: 

  • Faith, Hope, Love / Fe, Esperanza, Amor (1 COR 13:13)

    • These historic Christian virtues form the core of our belief and practice. 

    • Estas virtudes cristianas históricas forman el núcleo de nuestra creencia y práctica. 

  • Acompañamiento / Solidarity (RUTH 1:16)

    • Literally and figuratively, we accompany displaced persons as an act of solidarity with them, our human siblings. 

    • Concretamente y figuradamente, acompañamos a las personas desplazadas como un acto de solidaridad con ellos, nuestros hermanos humanos.  

  • Friendship / Amistad (PROVERBS 17:17)

    • We meet at Friendship Park and embody its named desire as a people committed to befriend people across divisions. 

    • Nos reunimos en el Parque de la Amistad y encarnamos su deseo de ser personas comprometidas a hacerse amigos de todas las divisiones. 

  • Transformación / Transformation  (2 COR 3:18)

    • By contemplating on God’s glory and working for the good together, we are transformed spiritually. 

    • Al contemplar la gloria de Dios y trabajar juntos por el bien, nos transformamos espiritualmente.

  • Peace / Paz (MAT 5:9)

    • We accept Christ’s peace and seek to enact it on the border. 

    • Aceptamos la paz de Cristo y buscamos promulgarla en la frontera.

  

The Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza