We are located in the beautiful Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is the terminus of the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage that has seen an incredible resurgence in recent years. For centuries, Santiago has been the destination of people searching for answers, connection, and hope and the people here have adopted the Camino’s spirit of solidarity.
Santiago is located in the region of Galicia, the home of a distinct people, language, and geography that come together to create a unique culture. Santiago is the seat of the regional government, the home to an influential university, and a significant incubator of arts and culture. It is a small, vibrant city of 100,000 residents yet feels bigger thanks to its activity and influence in the region.
Our work is Integrated Community Transformation in the heart of Santiago. Our team works with both the local population and with the visiting pilgrims. We long to experience the Kingdom of God in our everyday lives, on earth as it is in heaven. We do this by joining others in their pursuit of significance and investing in what God has already created them to do so they can share it with others.
Our work focuses on a few diverse areas, including hospitality ministry, partnering with small businesses, focusing on helping small businesses impact the community, as well as empowering women and those with disabilities. Our work is ever growing as new opportunities arise!
APOTHECA is our local non-profit where we seek to care well for our neighbour’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. We are sustainably integrating work with community impact so that the body of Christ can live out the way of Jesus alongside others, through:
- Partnership Investments - we are empowering small-business owners to love their community while sustaining their business.
- Community Workshops - we are becoming a community of people who integrate their work and passions with spiritual, mental, and physical health.
- Apothecary Products - we are using hand-made products like soap as a medium to connect with others and build relationships that therapeutically put dignity back in the hands of people.
Pilgrim House is our Welcome Centre and ministry of hospitality that serves pilgrims completing the Camino de Santiago. We offer support, community, and a safe place where pilgrims can engage with whatever the Spirit of God has been stirring up along the Camino. Our purpose is to encourage pilgrims to engage deeply with their journey while offering a variety of practical services often needed by newly-arrived pilgrims.
If you would like to serve with our teams then please see our current opportunities!