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Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
Hispanic Challenge Final3.0
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  • 1. HISPANIC MINISTRIES IN THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
  • 2. <ul><li>Hispanic Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic Ministries of the Evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>Covenant Church (M.H.I.P.E.) </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic Center for Theological </li></ul><ul><li> Studies (C.H.E.T.) </li></ul><ul><li>Church Planting </li></ul><ul><li>The Hispanic Challenge </li></ul>
  • 3. HISPANIC STATS <ul><li>43.5M people of Hispanic heritage equal 14.7% of the U.S. population, which outnumbers the entire population of Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest minority group in the U.S., with roughly half of the nation’s 28.4M foreign-born residents. </li></ul><ul><li>23% live in poverty, double the percentage of the U.S.-born population. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Purchasing power is estimated at over $575B. </li></ul><ul><li>For corporate America, Hispanics represent the largest ethnic business sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanics represent a variety of needs but also have grown to become a powerful economic and political force, with direction, the future is bright. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>The average household size is 3.5, while the average household size for the rest of the U.S. population is 2.7. </li></ul><ul><li>The church is one of the most trusted institutions, a center of social and grass root activity as well as central focus for Hispanic families. </li></ul><ul><li>65% of all Hispanics are born in the U.S. and 75% speak English solely or are bilingual. </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of immigrants have settled along the east and west coasts and Texas, but increasing numbers are moving into smaller communities previously untouched by new immigration. </li></ul><ul><li>16% of high school graduates earn a four-year college degree compared to 37% among non-Hispanic whites and 21 % of African Americans. </li></ul>
  • 6. MHIPE Hispanic Ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church <ul><li>The Covenant has 45 Hispanic congregations compared to 15 churches in 1993 (California, Rhode Island, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas. Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Washington). </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic ECC attendance is more than 4.115 in 2005 compared to 1.284 in 1993. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hispanic Pastors and their congregations are multiethnic and multicultural from all across South, Central, and North America, including Spain. </li></ul>
  • 7. Hispanic Center for Theological Studies <ul><li>Founded in 1989 by the Covenant to train men and women for church ministry in the U.S and Latin America. </li></ul><ul><li>300 students (1/3 from the Covenant, 2/3 from other denominations, representing 17 countries, 50% women and 50% men). </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction is in Spanish. </li></ul>
  • 8. HISPANIC CHURCH PLANTING 17 projects of church planting as of 2005 <ul><li>Pacific Southwest Conference </li></ul><ul><li>12 New Plants (California and Arizona) </li></ul><ul><li>East Coast Conference </li></ul><ul><li>1 New Plant (Rhode Island) </li></ul><ul><li>Central Conference </li></ul><ul><li>1 New Plant (Indiana) </li></ul><ul><li>Midwest Conference </li></ul><ul><li>2 new Church Plant (Missouri and Kansas) </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Conference </li></ul><ul><li>1 new church Plant (Minnesota) </li></ul>
  • 9. Ethnic Momentum The ECC now 3 rd most ethnically diverse
  • 10. The Hispanic Challenge <ul><li>Commit to regularly praying for Hispanic ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Consider developing Hispanic ministries or church planting in your local church </li></ul><ul><li>Begin a “Churches Planting Ministries” project among Hispanics that responds to the call for compassion and justice. </li></ul><ul><li>Financially support CHET in their endeavor to empower leadership development within the Hispanic population. </li></ul>
  • 11. A s a group, Hispanics also struggle disproportionately with poverty, poor health, discrimination and inadequate education. Around the country, Hispanic churches and faith-based organizations are working to address these needs. But they often do so in isolation, without the resources and support that could help them succeed.
  • 12. 4 Ways We Plant <ul><li>Pioneer – after 5 years: 50 </li></ul><ul><li>Partner – after 5 years: 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Community Based – after 5 years: 225 </li></ul><ul><li>Parent – after 5 years: 340 </li></ul><ul><li>Christians by generation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65% Builders - 35% Boomers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% Gen X - 4% Millenial </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Parenting <ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Resources – equip, office, building… </li></ul><ul><li>Help with special outreaches, etc </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>People – tithe attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Finances – 1/3 – ½ support in partnership with ECC and GLC </li></ul>
  • 14. The Right Stuff <ul><li>Right Planter </li></ul><ul><li>Right Training </li></ul><ul><li>Right Support </li></ul><ul><li>Right Parent/Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Right Core Group </li></ul><ul><li>Right Strategic/Ministry Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Stage Launch: 3-4 mo each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core, Preview, Prep, Launch </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 15. Latino Population in GR <ul><li>City: 10+% </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Area: 6-7% </li></ul><ul><li>Few evangelical churches </li></ul><ul><li>Church Plant Vitality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survival Rate: many groups 50%; ECC 85% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size after 5 years: ECC ave = 240 </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. We are Exceptional at Planting
  • 17. Impacting More Lives <ul><li>The Covenant has grown steadily for 13 consecutive years. </li></ul>
  • 18. New Church Impact many in new churches are new converts
  • 19. Why We Plant <ul><li>Average Conversions Per 100 Attendees Per Year: ’03 </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelical Churches 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ECC Churches 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECC Church Plants 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GLC Church Plants 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Parent churches grow </li></ul><ul><li>New people step into leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Increased ministries: world mission, cpm, discipleship, new leaders… </li></ul>’ 04 42
  • 20. HISPANIC MINISTRIES IN THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH

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