A POSTURE OF TRANSFORMATION
It’s not about a certificate; it’s about a posture of transformation. Sit through a Hispanic/Latino worship time, and you’ll know what I mean.
Although “sit” is probably not the right word to use.
I was blessed and privileged to travel to Lubbock, TX, July 31-August 1 to meet with individuals from the Northwest Texas United Methodist Annual Conference. They welcomed my coworker and me to train both instructors as well as new and returning students to the Hispanic Christian Academy.
Northwest Texas Conference Hispanic/Latino Ministry
Most of our HCA students are already fully engaged in ministry in some capacity. They have families, full-time jobs and their church ministries. And yet they also carve out time to receive this training. They have experienced God’s transformation and have seen God at work in their families and communities. They are completely committed and devoted to God and God’s Kingdom work.
Maybe that is why they worship standing and not sitting; God has impacted their lives. Maybe that is why I was welcomed to jump in and join in their passionate and authentic worship--because we are doing Kingdom work together. Maybe they are compelled to rise to their feet in worship.
This group’s commitment to God has brought them to the HCA in order to deepen their understanding of Scripture and ministry. The HCA is not just an educational program. We hope it is a transformational journey.
Coordinator of the Center for Hispanic/Latino Ministry