fellowship to feature evangelism, education & worship
Southern Baptists will proclaim “There Is Life
in Jesus” during evangelistic campaigns in
different locations throughout Indiana June 7-11, culminating
with a special concert Saturday night, June 12, at Northside
Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
The concert, which
will begin at 7 p.m., will feature vocalists Jose L. Rodriguez
and Moises Hernandez, both of Miami; Suri from Puerto Rico;
Mario Solorio of Madera, Calif.; and Mariel Rosales of Riverside,
statewide evangelistic campaigns and closing concert are being
held in conjunction with the National Fellowship of
Hispanic Southern Baptist Churches’ June 12-13
annual meeting in Indianapolis, with the theme of “We
Are the People of God.”
sessions will begin with a “Hispanic Update” at
1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, also at Northside Baptist, which
is located at 3021 E. 71st St.
five different themes will be offered from 3-5 p.m.:
The Family, led by Samuel Otero, a psychologist
from San Antonio, Texas.
Leadership Growth, led by Gustavo Suarez
of Albuquerque, who leads education and missions ministries
in behalf of the fellowship.
Youth, led by Gonzalo Graupera of Boston,
who leads young adult ministries in behalf of the fellowship.
Women, led by Carolina Jones, Hispanic strategist
with Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.
Focus on the Kingdom, led by Sergio Arce
of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
fellowship’s Sunday second sessions, June 13, also at
Northside Baptist, will begin with a 12:30 luncheon
for pastors to highlight Spanish-language resources
for the FAITH/Sunday School evangelism strategy of LifeWay
conferences will be offered, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Worship, led by Erick Mondragon, a music
leader from Garland, Texas.
Missions, led by Jason Carlisle of the International
Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
Finances, led by Nelson Ruiz of Crown Financial
Ministries, Gainesville, Ga.
Leadership, led by David Fajardo, of the
Baptist Spanish Publishing House, El Paso, Texas.
New Churches, led by Bobby Sena of the North
American Mission Board and Daniel Sanchez of Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary.
fellowship’s annual business session is scheduled
from 4:30-6 p.m.
The annual meeting
will conclude with a 7:30 p.m. worship service, with preaching
by Jason Carlisle and Augusto Valverde, the president of the
fellowship and pastor of Resurrection Spanish Baptist Church
(Iglesia Bautista Resurreccion) in Miami.
In addition to
Valverde, the fellowship’s officers include Heberto
Becerra, pastor of First Baptist Church in Plantation, Fla.,
first vice president and Francisco Nunez of International
Commission (International Crusade), Lewisville, Texas, second