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Hispanic Challenge Final3.0

  1. 1. HISPANIC MINISTRIES IN THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Ethnic Momentum The ECC now 3 rd most ethnically diverse
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. We are Exceptional at Planting
  17. 17. Impacting More Lives <ul><li>The Covenant has grown steadily for 13 consecutive years. </li></ul>
  18. 18. New Church Impact many in new churches are new converts
  19. 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. 20. HISPANIC MINISTRIES IN THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH

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