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A look at ministry dynamics for Latinos

A friend of mine, Pastor Eli Garza, recently shared with me some links about Latino evangelicals in the US.

 

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First up is a podcast from the National Association of Evangelicals. Their introduction is: “Hispanics make up nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. They have played a major role in driving population growth in our country and in revitalizing our churches over the past decades. In Today’s Conversation, Dr. Gus Reyes offers thoughtful and pastoral insight into this community, including generational dynamics and subsequent implications for ministry and outreach.”

The Heartbeat of the Hispanic Community

Pastor Eli says: “This is a great 40 min podcast on what US Latino evangelicals are like and the challenges we face.”

 

Next up is a 4-minute broadcast news story, about which Pastor Eli says: “This is a great report by NBC News on US Latinos who speak English. Sadly, this is a divisive matter in the US Latino community and including most US Latino evangelical churches. The majority lose their 2nd generation and beyond because they do not use English as part of their ministries.”

Are you Latino if you don’t speak Spanish?

 

Pastor Eli is right, the audience of PneumaReview.com needs to connect with these matters.

 

If you want to connect with Pastor Eli, try these links:

https://garzavista.wordpress.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-garza-741903200/

 

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Category: Fall 2022, Ministry

About the Author: Raul L. Mock is one of the founders and directors of the Pneuma Foundation and editor of The Pneuma Review. Raul has been part of an Evangelical publishing ministry since 1996, working with Information Services and Supply Chain Management for more than two decades. He and his wife, Erin, have a daughter and twin boys and live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. LinkedIn

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