Where Can I Find Spanish Materials?
by Bruce Burkholder
Where can Independent Baptist churches go to obtain Spanish language materials for a reasonable price? For many who are actively involved in Spanish language ministry the growing response to the above inquiry is “the Editorial Bautista Independiente.”
Located in Sebring, FL and operating as a ministry of Baptist Mid Missions, EBI exists to serve the Spanish-speaking church in the fulfillment of the great commission by creating, publishing and distributing doctrinally sound, quality-produced literature. The EBI ministry team is composed of veteran church planters who both understand the literature needs of the Hispanic church and who have a heart to serve. God continues to bless the ministry and to expand its outreach. To date EBI materials are being used by churches, Bible institutes and other ministries in twenty-seven countries worldwide.
EBI specializes in literature designed to aid Great Commission ministries including evangelistic tracts, discipleship materials, a complete Sunday School curriculum from Primaries to Adults, men’s and ladies’ Bible studies and leadership training materials. The following testimony communicates the great benefit of EBI materials.
Three years ago my husband, family and I along with several Christian brothers initiated a Hispanic church plant in Indianapolis, IN – Iglesia Bautista Fundamental Nuevo Nacimiento,.
As you can imagine, organizing classes for children and young people in a church plant is not an easy task, especially when the young church has limited funds and no literature with which to begin.
My husband, the pastor of the church, discovered the web page of Editorial Bautista Independiente and he ordered Sunday School lessons for the children’s and youth classes. We fell in love with the materials immediately!
Each of our teachers and I as the Sunday School director consider it a tremendous blessing to use these materials. I continually receive comments as to how practical are the lesson’s themes and how easy they are to follow. The children enjoy the worksheets and look forward to each class.
I want to express our gratitude to Editorial Bautista Independiente for keeping their prices adequate and accessible for all churches, especially for small churches that do not have large budgets for elaborate children’s programs.. These materials are of excellent quality, they come in colored sheets and they have been a great help to our church, our teachers and our children. Thank you EBI for your hard work and for your desire to evangelize our children in Spanish!
For more information on the ministry of EBI or to see the variety of resources available you can view their website at www.ebi-bmm.org, or you can call their office at (863) 382-6350. The EBI staff would love to talk with you personally to more fully explain the materials and to determine how they can best serve your church or ministry.
Author: Bruce Burkholder serves as the Director of Editorial Bautista Independiente. From 1984 to 1988 Bruce served as the assistant pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Bridgeport, WV. After completing his MDiv at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, PA God directed the Burkholders to Mexico City. During ten years of ministry there God used them to plant the Iglesia Bautista de Fe and the Seminario Teológico Bautista Independiente. Since 2005 Bruce has served with EBI.