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Esperanza Covenant Church 3 [1]

  1. 1. Esperanza Covenant Church The first Hispanic Church in GLC Great Lakes Conference Detroit, Michigan September 12, 2006
  2. 2. “ Give to your life a new hope by making real friends in Jesus”
  3. 3. Vision <ul><li>“ Transform individuals, families, and communities in Grand Rapids by making them agents of change to the world and expand God’s kingdom” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Latinos in Grand Rapids <ul><li>Today the Hispanic population represent the largest minority of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>In Grand Rapids the Hispanic population represent the 13.8% of the total population </li></ul><ul><li>16,000 have Mexican background </li></ul><ul><li>We have in Grand Rapids 4,000 people from Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras and more </li></ul><ul><li>GR in one of the 10 favorites new destinations of Latinos in this century </li></ul>
  5. 5. Grand Rapids multicultural <ul><li>Different Latino Cultures in one city </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mission <ul><li>“ Preach the Gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, preach deliverance to captives, recovering of sight to the blind and set liberty them that are bruised” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 4:18 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Community Mission </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are a community of faith dedicated to help the needy, restore their failures, empower leaders to build better communities and turn them into healthy places “ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Core Values <ul><li>God’s power to transform </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer’s power to restore </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship to connect </li></ul><ul><li>Love’s power to forgive </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship to empower </li></ul><ul><li>Worship to rejoice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Biblical Principles <ul><li>Luke 4:18-19 </li></ul><ul><li>Philippians 4:13 </li></ul><ul><li>James 2:8 </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 4:10 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Esperanza Strategic Plan <ul><li>This plan has been designed as a tool to follow the general Church Planting Plan and Strategies of ECC; specifically created to ECC in Grand Rapids. </li></ul><ul><li>The main purpose of this plan is to provide along with the faith in Jesus, praying and Holly Spirit guidance a focused ministerial work at short, middle and long term with defined activity/strategic frame. </li></ul><ul><li>This plan offer us during the first year only eight goals justified on it’s objectives, strategies, activities and outcomes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Esperanza Covenant Church Ministries <ul><li>Children Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Worship Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach & Community Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Family Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul>
  12. 12. Goals….. <ul><li>Share with 150 Latino families about Jesus’s love during the first year 2006-2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit 40 members for the core team </li></ul><ul><li>10 people praying for us on weekly bases </li></ul><ul><li>At least one Bible study in one home </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum communication components </li></ul><ul><li>Contact with the five main sectors of the city </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate our first discipleship class with 10-12 new believers </li></ul><ul><li>At least two responsible leaders for each ministerial field </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our first core team meeting…. <ul><li>Our first worship time together….. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some outcomes….. <ul><li>First meeting/fellowship with the core group </li></ul><ul><li>19 adults/6 children </li></ul>
  15. 15. More outcomes <ul><li>Multicultural core team fellowship… </li></ul>
  16. 16. “ Children for Success” Community Outreach <ul><li>Backpacks for Hispanics Children </li></ul>
  17. 17. Children for Success <ul><li>Resources & Family Connections </li></ul>