In 1999, the vision of the Nehemiah Center was birthed through a Conference on Biblical Worldview and Community Development which was a collaboration between Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM), Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) now known as World Renew, and Food for the Hungry (FH).
The success of this conference led to these three organizations forming a collaboration to nurture the movement begun by the Holy Spirit at the conference. In the year 2000, the Nehemiah Center elaborated its first 10- year plan. According to this plan, the general object was to be “living examples of transformational development in 10 of the 17 departments in Nicaragua through Christian networks implementing reciprocal strategies of integral development in churches, Christian schools, communities, business, and civic rights.” In January 2002, the Nehemiah Center achieved official status as a non-profit organization in Nicaragua. They created their first Board of Directors at this time to form the leadership of the Nehemiah Center. In its beginnings, the three founding organizations defined the Nehemiah Center as an informal collaboration to continue promoting and implementing a Biblical Worldview. Since 2004, the Nehemiah Center defines itself as a community of learning and collaboration which provides Biblical Worldview training to churches, Christian schools, businesses, and in community development. Over the past 16 years, the Nehemiah Center has formed new collaborations with other international partners. Currently, the following seven organizations form a collaboration with the Nehemiah Center:
These international partners support the work of the Nehemiah Center and are important sources of finances, personnel, ideas, teaching materials, and strategies. All work together to encourage a spirit of transformation in the lives of the people of Nicaragua.