Author Archives: destinoeric

About destinoeric

A white guy who believes Latinos will change the world, Destinoeric served with Destino from 2008-2013. You can read more of his posts here or on twitter.
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Why Do We Need Both Cru and Destino?

This is the fourth post in our series: Contextualization and the Gospel. The Destino Movement was birthed out of the ministry of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). We have been blessed tremendously by our relationship with Cru over the ...

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Largest Minority Group on Campus More Spiritually Open Than Ever

Fresh off the U.S. Census report showing that with 50 million members strong Hispanics are the largest minority group in America, comes a report that they are also the largest minority group on college campuses. As we start the school ...

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All Ministry is Contextualized

This is the third post in our series Contextualization and the Gospel. There is no such thing as an uncontextualized ministry. Contextualization is the process of adapting a message, method, or ministry to a particular cultural context. As we discussed in our ...

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What is Culture?

This is the second post in our series on contextualization and the gospel. You can read more posts here: Contextualization and the Gospel. The first step in a conversation about contextualization and the Gospel is to talk about culture. What is it? How ...

“LIMBO”: A Story from the Hearts and Mouths of the Undocumented

Eliot Rausch has created a fantastic new 19 minute film for the Vimeo Festival + Awards called "LIMBO". The short film is a powerful example of empowering the marginalized to tell their own story. Instead of writing the script himself, ...

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What Marriage Has Taught Me About Contextualization

This is the first post in our series on contextualization and the gospel. You can read more posts here: Contextualization and the Gospel. Eight years ago today I married the woman of my dreams. We've been all over the world together, through ...

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5 Ways to Connect Your Movement to Churches

The biggest correlation to our Destino students long term spiritual success has been the depth of their connection to local churches. Over time we've noticed that the students who are most involved in church are the most likely to be ...

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Adopt a College Student Program

Connecting our Destino students with local churches is a high priority. We developed an "Adopt a College Student" program to help our students become involved in the lives of families in churches. Download a prototype description to see how we ...

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Why Discipleship Is Incomplete Without Talking About Ethnic Identity

Our ethnicity is part of our identity in Christ. Ignoring it means we ignore part of how God has "fearfully and wonderfully" made us. Rarely have I ever read a book or listened to a talk on discipleship that included a ...

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Ethnic Identity Model

One of our main goals in Destino is to help students grow in their ethnic identity journey. We've adopted a model from Orlando Crespo's book, "Being Latino in Christ", to help staff and students better understand how to help someone ...

Latino Links 04/07/2012

HISPANIC/LATINO Kids Choice Awards 2012: Meet The 22 Coolest Latino Kids In Hollywood http://huff.to/HpTQRH Hispanics spell out why labels don't fit – CNN.com http://bit.ly/HJs0Ls How a Mega Millions winning couple used their jackpot to enrich Latino education - http://bit.ly/HJsNfc Latinas are Lowest-Paid in the US, ...

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7 Ways to Help Hispanics Succeed Academically

The future of America depends on Hispanics' success in education.  Your movement is no different. It is dependent upon Latinos' success. If students in your movement are not doing well in their studies then they will lose scholarships. When they lose scholarships ...

Latino Links 3/24/2012

HISPANIC/LATINO 25 Of The Most Influential Latinos In Contemporary American Culture - http://huff.to/GUYlPS Get to know Anna Maria Chávez, first Latina CEO of Girl Scouts of USA - http://bit.ly/GUZ9o1 Is Latin America losing its faith? - AlJazeera - http://aje.me/GUXm22 Latinas move out after college ...

Latino Links 3/17/2012

DESTINO (Destino Students Featured in the New York Times) - Vying for Campus President, Illegal Immigrant Gets a Gamut of Responses - http://nyti.ms/wwMNPU Guerra Con Los Ojos - http://bit.ly/wGHWbj HISPANIC / LATINO CULTURE Chicago Group La Casa Offers Latino College Students Housing - http://bit.ly/wCMxOq In History: Over one million ...

Why Ethnicity Matters

There is a perception in the dominant culture of North American Christianity today that ethnicity is no longer important to believers. The idea is that because we are children of God we are all called to be colorblind. In Destino, ...

Latino Links 3/10/2012

Last week we confused people (google searchers) by naming our weekly links "Sabado Gigante". From here forward we'll send them out weekly under the name Latino Links. Enjoy! DESTINO BLOGGERS Mi Piel - "I’m ok with being bicultural, but why couldn’t I ...

Sábado Gigante 3/3/2012

Sábado Gigante is a variety show that has been on the air for 50 years. In that same theme, each Sábado we will post links to various articles and videos we found during the week that will be helpful to you in ...

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Making Mucho of Jesus

Sometimes the least Gospel-centered thing we can do is to talk about being Gospel-centered. One of the hardest aspects of bringing the gospel to a new community is to separate the culture of the messenger from the gospel message itself. Yet ...

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A Practical Resource for Spiritual Multiplication

Your ability to launch and grow a Destino movement comes down to two things: 1) how much God moves and 2) how successful you are at multiplying leaders. This is the core thing you need to focus on. If all you ...

A Biblical Order to the Four Aims

Within the past few years a resource called "The Four Aims" has begun to be used within Destino and Cru. The goal of the model is to help campus ministers "grow where they are and go where they're not". Typically, ...