network to honor church planting leaders
The Southern Baptist Hispanic Multiplying Church Network
will gather for its seventh-annual meeting June 14 in Indianapolis
to celebrate the launch of 241 new Hispanic Baptist churches
last year and to cast a vision for reaching more Hispanic
A main component
of the meeting will be the recognition of several members
who have made outstanding contributions to church planting
efforts in Hispanic communities.
Sanchez, professor of missions and director of the
Scarborough Institute for Church Growth at Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary, will be recognized for mentoring and
teaching about church planting as well as accomplishing significant
Gama, a retired strategic resourcing associate with
the North American Mission Board, and Eliseo Aldape, a retired
NAMB worker, will be recognized for their contributions to
church planting in Hispanic communities.
Miranda, executive director of AMEN, a national evangelistic
Hispanic organization based in Costa Mesa, Calif., will present
a message to the members in conjunction with a musical celebration
featuring soloists Mario Solorio and Mariel Rosales.
meeting of church planters, lay people and denominational
workers will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 14 at Northside
Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
not only affirming and encouraging of the church planters
[at the meeting], I anticipate also that for the lay people
we will plant a vision for multiplying themselves," Bobby
Sena, field partner service representative for the NAMB church
planting group, said. "I believe it's time for Hispanic
churches to catch the vision that others don't have to always
be providing the funds for them. Hispanic church planting
can be ourselves taking on the responsibility of starting
new works and reaching our own Hispanic communities."
more information, contact Sena at 770-410-6227
With 36 million
people, Hispanics comprise the largest minority group in the