We believe god is looking for devoted followers of Jesus that will seek his kingdom and serve a world that so desperately needs him. We dream of seeing revival in individuals and nations.
At La Industria we create opportunities to help people encounter god, establish their identity and explore their purpose, in order to impact and change the world through living as a disciple.
We run courses, summer camps and events that inspire, challenge, teach, train and mentor people to become world changers.
What is La Industria
La Industria is a lively Christian ministry based in the North coast of Spain. It was founded in 2002 by a team of missionaries led by John Hill, as a natural step after a decade impacting youth in Spain through youth events called “ContraCorriente”.
La Industria has been running an intensive discipleship programs ever since, and also organizes short camps in the summertime. La Industria’s focus is to help young people encounter God in a personal way, establish a real relationship with Jesus as his disciples, explore their purpose and train them to serve specifically with gifts God has given them.
Our discipleship courses (DNA & International) are aimed at people ages 18 to 40. The students take part in many classes, seminars, courses (including Hillsong College). Students actively participate and serve in our local church (Esencia) and our new church plant in Biblao. During the programs students will usually participate in a special mission trip and will help in the summer camps. Our aim for the courses is that the students will encounter God, establish their identity in Him and explore the purpose God has for them.
Impacting the world
There are many stories of lives changed through the ministry of La Industria.
Many who have first encountered Christ through the events. Many who have taken steps to radically follow Jesus as a disciple at the camps. Many healed, restored and trained through the intensive discipleship programs.
Hundreds of young people are reached each year through the Christian events and thousands are impacted through the high school shows.
Although La Industria functions thanks to volunteers and there is some income from the students, we rely on donations to cover expenses (mainly paying for the warehouse where the course takes place and the flats for the students). Every month and every year that goes by tells of the miraculous story of how God provides for all our needs.
If you would like to consider supporting La Industria there is a help support La Industria page here.
We are so thankful for your time reading about us. May God bless you greatly and display his goodness and power through your life.
You can help!
Pray and financially give
Frist. Please prayer us as a team, our students and the impact that we desire to see through our courses, events and camps. That many would come to know Jesus for the first time and also many would deepen their relationship with Him. That we would see an awakening and a revival in Spain.
Second. You can participate with us in see our mission fulfilled by making a one time gift or regular financial donation.
To make a donation please visit our Help Support La Industria page.
About the Team
La Industria is run by a team of missionaries and volunteers. Darren and Mariberta Kilford joined in 2007 and became directors in 2014. Jeff and Carolyn Anderson have been on the team from the very beginning.
John Hill and his wife Marsela continue to be involved in “La Industria” but their focus has been more in the teams’ local church plant, from 2012. “Comunidad Cristiana Esencia”. La Industria is in many ways weaved into the church life, with many members involved in teaching, mentoring, counselling and simply providing community while the students take this year to be away from home and loved ones.
Darren is married to Mariberta and they have three crazy boys. Darren has been involved with La Industria for 15 years and is also a Freelance designer.and has a passion for seeing believers turn into disciples.
Mariberta Kilford Byler
Mariberta is married to Darren and has been involved in La Industria right from the start. She is passionate to see people living in their true identity and purpose in God.
Jeff is married to Carolyn and they have four children. They have been serving for many years alongside John Hill. His passion is God’s restoration of people and he is a spiritual father to many.
Carolyn is married to Jeff and they have been part of La Industria since the start. She serves with love, compassion and sacrifice from a place of passion for Christ.
John & Marsela Hill
John y Marsela Hill make a pioneering team. They impacted a generation through ContraCorriente, founded La Industria and more recently they give their life to planting churches in the North coast of Spain.
There are many churches linked to “La Industria” and the team. “New Life Chicago” is the main one, as both the Andersons and the Hills are missionaries supported by them. “Esencia” as a church is an overseas New Life church plant. “Freedom Church Jersey” (U.K.) is the church covering and partly financially supporting Darren and Maria. Other churches involved in supporting the ministry and the team are: “Meadows Christian Fellowship” (Rolling Meadows, IL), “The Missions Church” (Des Moines, IA), “Portsdown Community Church” (U.K.), and “Amistad Cristiana” (Madrid, Spain).