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THREE GOALS FOR
LATINO MINISTRIES

From Latino Clergy Caucus Retreat 2021

MENTORING-

  • To identify possible candidates to ministry and offer them mentoring and support.

  • To provide an updated list of Latino leaders, clergy, and laity to the Virginia Conference leaders.

  • To work with Clergy Excellency and offer leadership development opportunities for Latino candidates that have been identified by the LCC.

MODELS OF MINISTRY-

  • To explore different kinds of models to develop Latino Congregations,

    • Floris UMC has continued lead by effective and faithful laity leadership.

  • To identify American Pastors with a heart for Latino Ministry

    • The model of the American church with Latino Ministry works better when the lead pastor is passionate and supportive of the Latino congregation.

WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP-

  • To offer opportunities for worship and learning to laity in Latino Congregations.

  • To develop events to facilitate understanding of the Latino cultures and to integrate Latino and Americans participation

RESOURCES

MARCHA
The Hispanic Caucus of the United Methodist Church and Methodist Church of Puerto Rico is MARCHA (Methodist Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans).

Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 in the United States to celebrate the culture and traditions of Hispanic Americans. The observance begins in mid-September because Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; Sept. 16 is independence day for Mexico; and Sept. 18 for Chile.

United Methodist Communications
United Methodist Communications has a number of “Rethink Church” and other materials in Spanish:  http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.5303245/k.8450/el_Int233rprete.htm

Discipleship Ministries
Click here for resources from Discipleship Ministries.
Information about the Spanish version of The Upper Room, El Aposento Alto, can be found by clicking here
Cokesbury carries a large number of Spanish materials and curriculum which can be found b going to www.cokesbury.com

 

 

CONTACTS

Click here to download the 2022 Virginia Conference Latino Leadership

 

 

 

NEW LEADERSHIP

The Latino Clergy Caucus leadership is officially passing the baton to a new group of leaders who are excited and passionate to continue the work in favor of our Latino congregations. 

The Rev. Marcela Jarman, the Rev. David Jiménez-Cárdenas and the Rev. Chad Beck have officially accepted their new positions. The Rev. Callie Walker  will continue to assist as the treasurer. 

The Latino Clergy Caucus will continue to advocate and be a strong voice for the Latino ministries across the Virginia Conference. They are committed to offer advocacy, education, mentoring, and financial support to Latino Pastors and Laity according to their needs. 

An updated database of all the Latino ministries, an updated webpage, and more visibility at the Conference level are some of the goals to achieve.  

They will also offer at least two opportunities to worship together in  Spanish every year and assist to develop pastors and laity gifts in worship and preaching.

Caucus Officers

  • Marcela Jarman
  • David Jiménez-Cárdenas
  • Chad Beck
  • Callie Walker

Liaison to Conference Staff

  • Chad Beck

  • David Jimenez-Cardenas

  • Lydia Rodriguez

Cabinet Representative

  • Victor Gomez

United Methodist Women

  • Margie Hernandez

  • Julianne Rosas

CEMCA Co-chair

  • Eduardo Carrillo

Immigration

Lay Servant Academy

  • David Jimenez-Cardenas

Wesley Seminary

  • Talina Sarmiento Beck

  • Marcela Jarman

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