Reaching the Hispanic Community in Your Area
Our present team says, “We love our church. We just want it in Spanish too.” They see our Spanish ministry as one church.
Presently, we have two strategies: 1. We provide translation during our English service. There is an app that can used with your smartphone. We have also used the more widely known transmitters. Our translator is in the balcony. We have a ministry to young people 12-18 that are in Federal Custody. Most of these young people are from Central America and have been human trafficked or in gangs. We are having great success with these kids. We have access to shelters nationwide and we also have Sunday night service for them. Many are receiving the Holy Ghost. We average 5-7 every week. Thousands of Spanish-speaking kids are watching! This ministry has Bible study and fellowships, and we feed them every week also. We have 70+ volunteers trained to serve in this ministry.
You must have a leader to create a Spanish ministry. We have a strong pastoral couple who leads and a wonderful lady who is also a chaplain. Three solid ministry families share the load of Spanish ministry. They are all bilingual.
We have our own Spanish music team, and they teach these kids to worship. We want the same Apostolic culture of the English church to be present.
The pastor must be 100% behind this ministry. The pastor being present in the services shows them that they are important and not second class. The ministry can easily get derailed if the Spanish ministry team is not in the same spirit as the sponsoring lead pastor/leadership team.