Issue #3

The Local Church and the Undocumented Worker (Part 2)

Every human being needs to be evangelized, discipled, and integrated into a local church. These processes are more delicate when dealing with undocumented immigrants but they are still essential. To best glorify God the local church must have a biblical and balanced approach in each of these areas. Balance in Evangelism Not obeying God given […]

The Local Church and the Undocumented Worker (Part 1)

Immigration is at the forefront of recent political debate. According to a 2005 Pew Hispanic Center report, there are 11 million undocumented workers in the United States. This comprises one third of the total counted U.S. Hispanic population. Churches involved in Spanish ministries are constantly questioning issues dealing with ministering to undocumented workers. A pastor […]

Inviting People to Church

A great reason to learn Spanish is to invite and encourage Hispanics to consider coming to a church service or special ministry event. Here are a few phrases that might help you accomplish that task. By showing your willingness to try to learn a few phrases in their language, you will easily gain the hearts […]

Cultural Corner: Etiquette and Celebrations

Spanish speakers tend toward formality in their treatment of one another. A firm handshake is a common practice between people as greeting and for leave-taking. A hug and a light kiss on a cheek are also common greeting practices between women, and men and women who are close friends or family. The Spanish language provides […]

Case Study: Teaching ESL to Reach Hispanics

Teaching English as a second language is a great way to make contacts with Latinos. This method can be done by any church because one does not have to know Spanish in order to teach the class.  Here is one pastor’s testimony of how God is using ESL in his church. “The doors of opportunity for reaching […]