USA/Canada Multicultural Ministries recently hosted a Church Planting Essentials training session specifically for Hispanic/Latino Nazarenes in El Paso, Texas.
The training, held in collaboration with USA/Canada Evangelism Ministries and New Church Development, was offered in English to equip Hispanic/Latino leaders for planting English congregations in order to reach 1.5 and second-generation immigrants and other English-speaking people in their communities. According to a 2014 Pew Research Center study, 60 percent of the Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. is under 30 and growing particularly fast among the 1.5 and second+ generation.
Hispanic/Latino trainers of the 1.5 and second generation who understand the social and cultural background of these people groups led the event. Additional trainings will be offered for Hispanic/Latino men and women, particularly in areas where this demographic is growing rapidly, in order “to make Christlike disciples in the nations.”