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2016 Building Congregational Capacity for Hispanic Ministry Level II Intensive


This new Level II Intensive is designed for congregational leaders in those congregations where consideration is being given to starting Hispanic Ministry in their community. Teams from congregations are encouraged to attend. During this week teams will learn:

  • To increase capacity for doing Hispanic ministry
  • To learn several models for engaging in Hispanic ministry in congregational settings
  • To improve facility in Spanish language, especially liturgical Spanish
  • To build a cohort of colleagues preparing for Hispanic ministry within their community

The main presenter is the Rev. Rubén Durán with several outstanding guests sharing models for Hispanic Ministry. The Rev. Ruben Duran serves as Director for New Congregations in the Congregational and Synodical Mission unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is responsible for promoting the development of Synodical mission strategies, local initiatives and emerging models for the multiplication of new communities of faith in the USA and the Caribbean.

The Rev. Ruben Duran is a native of Lima, Peru, South America. He served parishes in the Seattle,Washington and Los Angeles, California areas prior to becoming Associate to the Bishop and Mission Director for the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA. He has also served as Associate Director for Latino Outreach in the former Division for Congregational Ministries, ELCA and Executive for Congregational Outreach Services in the former Division for Outreach, ELCA prior to his current position.

WHERE? On the campus of the Seminary of the Southwest, 501 E. 32nd St., Austin, TX 78705. See ssw.edu for map.

WHEN? Beginning Sunday June 12, 2016 at 5 p.m. and ending on Friday, June 17, 2016 at noon.

HOW? Contact Consuelo E. Reid at lsps@lsps.edu or register online at wartburgseminary.edu/LSPSreg

Registration Before March 15, 2016: $500 per person or $400 per person for 3 or more from the same congregation. (Includes snacks and two dinners)

Registration After March 15, 2016: $600 per person or $500 per person for 3 or more from the same congregation. (Includes snacks and two dinners)


No refunds after March 15.
Sorry, no scholarships available.

Download the information flier for 2016 Seminary Program in the Southwest Level II Intensive here.


June 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
June 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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