Monthly Archives: September 2010

I haven’t seen such a false image of who America really is since 1950s-era television, back wh

For the record: I am not endorsing anything else said in the article other than to point out the above quote. The creators of the “Pledge to America” seem to have a view of America that it is only white people. ...

The Hispanicisation of America: The law of large numbers | The Economist

Link: The Hispanicisation of America: The law of large numbers | The Economist Latinos are growing in population every day in the U.S. This has definite consequences for how we in the church try to Reach, Build into, and Send Latinos ...

Hispanic Culture and Ministry

Found a good article on how Hispanic and Latino culture impacts ministry. The author is a bit basic in his treatment of 1st generation, 2nd generation, and 3rd generation students. Overall it is a good article. The Impact of Hispanic Culture ...

Being a Mexican-American is Exhausting!

Being a Mexican-American is Exhausting! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5imXk_XGYRY Latinos in the U.S. live in between two worlds. They’re Mexican (or Cuban/Honduran/Columbian…) and American. It’s a tough identity for students to live in. The above video is a perfect explanation of the reality of being ...

From July 2008 to July 2009, 1 out of every 2 people added to the U.S. Population were Hispanic.

From July 2008 to July 2009, 1 out of every 2 people added to the U.S. Population were Hispanic. - Daniel Hernandez

Latinos in Ministry Podcast

iTunes has a great podcast available on Latino Ministry: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/latinos-in-ministry-podcast/id265234208 Be sure to check out these episodes: Being Latino in America Not all Latinos eat Tacos  

How do I find out how many Hispanic students are on my campus?

After realizing the need to reach Latinos, one of the first questions you may be asking yourself is: “How many Hispanic students are there on my campus?” Here’s how you can find out. Most campuses have what is called an “Office ...

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Which tool do we use to share the gospel with Hispanic students?

  We’ve found the Knowing God Personally booklet to be very effective in explaining the Gospel to Latino students. Last fall, 1 in 4 Hispanic students we shared the gospel with placed their faith in Christ. Some of the reasons I ...

Hispanics More Than 25% of Campus

For the first time ever, Hispanics now comprise more than 25 percent of the undergraduate population at Texas State University. This will continue to happen around the nation. This situation will become the norm instead of a rarity. Texas State sets enrollment ...

English speaking Latinos Looking for Cultural Connection

English speaking Latinos looking for cultural connection More and more English speaking Latinos are watching Spanish language TV programming because of the cultural connections. What implications are there for the church? Are we reaching out in culturally relevant and connecting ways? Or ...

Ethnic Minorities Set the Trends

"The ethnic consumer tends to set trends" says Neil Golden, McDonald’s U.S. chief marketing Officer It seems that we in ministry have this backwards. We let the dominant culture set the trends for our ministries rather than the other way around. ...

Not Reaching Latinos? You’re about to be irrelevant.

Anyone not marketing to Latinos may be irrelevant after 2010census. - @2Latina

Low Self Esteem – How Young Latinos View Themselves

I read a fascinating article about a Latino club helping improve students self-esteem and their grades. Bowling Green Junior High School Latino Club Helps Improve Grades, Self-Esteem Listen to some of the quotes from the article by young Latino students on how they ...

Ministering to Latinos in English

Link: Ministering to Latinos in English US-born Hispanics. Only 35% of this segment speaks Spanish. - @kansaslatina The church is missing this demographic. Most supporters are surprised to find I don’t speak Spanish. I’m always surprised to be reminded that people think ...

Great Ministry Resources at CruPressGreen.com

Props to Tim Henderson and Rick James of CruPress.com for making available all of their resources for free over the internet. Much of this has long been available for purchase, but they’ve made it available online now for free. Great job guys! Be ...

This Spanish and Arabic music video from Youtube is just one example

This Spanish and Arabic music video from Youtube is just one example of the many cultural connections between Arabs and Latinos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o29OqeZoFWY&feature=player_embedded We think that Latinos and Hispanics are uniquely equipped to take the gospel to some of the least reached peoples ...

¡Hola, El Mundo!

The process of change is well under way. The U.S. is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, with the exception of Mexico.It means — and I am completely convinced of this — that the first Hispanic President has already ...