The Lisbon congregations have been hard hit by the Portuguese economic crisis, which caused a number of church members to leave the country in hopes of finding better economic prospects. This has caused a reorganization of the churches. The two churches now meet at Sintra, led by Cida Matos, and Corroios, led by Eduardo and Cindi Angelo. Two gifted couples, who are ministerial candidates, assist with ministry at the church.
The Portuguese churches regularly sponsor worship and missionary conferences that serve to build up the body of Christ. These congregations are also known for their excellent music ministry. A school for leaders was established to train and form church planters and pastors. The Barnabas Project has provided food and assistance for poor families.
The work has not been without challenges. Much of Portugal is resistant to the gospel. Idolatry, witchcraft and magic are the number one evidence of the paganism present in this nation.