Reaching the Hispanic Community in Your Area
We started as a daughter church in 2002. In 2015, we were able to move into our own building and become an autonomous work. Our congregation is Spanish-speaking, so we actually interpret for the English speakers that attend. We use various individuals in our congregation to take turns translating through a headset.
The first thing before launching is to pray that the Lord of the harvest would send someone with a burden to reach the Hispanic populace that is fluent in the Spanish language. Then, begin with a cell group ministry in the home and continue with this format until your group divides into two other groups with a total of at least 10 per group. After you have around 30 regular attendees, it is time to launch into a daughter work status.
It’s important to recognize the daughter church as a CHURCH, not a department, Sunday school class, or just another ministry of the church.
The mother church’s pastor and the daughter work’s pastor need to make sure they have a clear understanding on how everything will operate before launching. The daughter work’s pastor should not be expected to be 100% active in both congregations because it will limit his or her ability to dedicate themselves effectively to the growth of the Spanish congregation. Lastly, be determined to see the church successful and be willing to sacrifice whatever is necessary for the Spanish church’s pastor and congregation to GROW and BECOME everything God would desire for them to be.