Hispanic, IMB leaders plan ways to mobilize Hispanic Baptists for international missions • Biblical Recorder

Hispanic, IMB leaders plan ways to mobilize Hispanic Baptists for international missions • Biblical Recorder
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(Left to appropriate): Annel Robayna, Bruno Molina, Eloy Rodriguez, Paul Chitwood, Diego Fernandez, Jeff Ginn and Chris Derry.

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) Nationwide Hispanic Baptist leaders fulfilled with leaders at the Worldwide Mission Boards most important places of work in Richmond to discuss ways for involving additional Hispanic Baptists in around the globe missions.

Southern Baptists initial started mission work in Latin America 140 a long time in the past by the International Mission Board, IMB President Paul Chitwood explained in a later on job interview. Today, Hispanics deliver leadership in churches and denominational entities and ministries across the SBC.

Chitwood and Jeff Ginn, IMBs vice president of mobilization, met with Bruno Molina, government director of the Nationwide Hispanic Baptist Community (NHBN) Eloy Rodriguez, president of the NHBN Annel Robayna, IMBs Hispanic church mobilization strategist and other leaders from the NHBN to strategize means to mobilize Hispanic Baptists to get to the nations for Christ. This historic meeting took location at IMB on March 10.

The NHBN is fully commited to knowing our vision that all the peoples of the earth would know of Gods redeeming appreciate in Christ, Molina mentioned at the assembly, including that the team is absolutely dedicated to collaborating with the IMB to discover and recruit Hispanics to serve in the worldwide mission discipline.

We emphasize the significance of providing even though the Cooperative Program, he continued, and we exist to hook up in mission, lead and share resources, celebrate what God is carrying out between us and facilitate conversation and collaboration between Hispanic pastors and the entities of the SBC, its president and the Executive Committee.

Mobilizing Hispanics and other ethnicities and equipping them for ministry are an vital purpose of the IMB, Chitwood mentioned.

With the escalating variety of Hispanic Southern Baptists, IMB hopes to see extra Hispanics not only furnishing leadership in our conference but also answering the get in touch with to the just take the Gospel to the nations, he mentioned. IMBs partnership with the Countrywide Baptist Hispanic Community is critical to elevating consciousness amid our Hispanic church buildings about alternatives to ship their missionaries by means of the IMB to tackle lostness as the worlds greatest dilemma.

The assembly also integrated a tour of the IMB services led by Chris Derry, IMBs director of church and campus engagement. He guided the NHBN workforce to meet up with IMB staff, shared the heritage of the IMB and uncovered them to the a lot of methods the IMB has to support Hispanic believers pray, give, go and ship men and women on mission.

Probably the most essential second of the accumulating was when the NHBN group met associates of the IMB prayer group. The prayer crew, which prays for the misplaced, missionaries and Christian leaders throughout the world, also prayed for NHBN leadership. Prayer is the most essential component of all we do, Derry claimed.

Rodrguez, pastor of Idlewild en Espaol in Tampa, Fla., said praying is not only essential, but as a father with a son serving on the mission subject with IMB, its particular.

It is very important to my wife and I to pray for missionaries, Rodrguez explained, not only for the reason that of our own marriage with Jesus Christ and His mandate, but we relate and pray for other moms and dads who are also blessed for having developed little ones serving overseas.

Robayna, who 1st grew to become interested in missions on a short-time period trip and now serves with IMB, expressed hope for expansion in the number of Hispanic missionaries.

There are 65 Hispanic missionaries serving around the globe, which is only 2 % of the missionaries despatched by the IMB, he stated. The obstacle is to send far more. There are 3,200 Hispanic church buildings in the SBC, and the purpose is for them to pray, give, go on shorter- or very long-time period mission excursions, and to send far more Hispanics to the area.

Hispanic men and women interested in reaching unengaged and unreached men and women groups for Christ must make contact with Annel Robayna at [email protected] in Spanish.

(EDITOR S Be aware Clara Molina, a member of the Nationwide Hispanic Baptist Community, is a speaker and writer of Oh no! My husband is the pastor!, and in English, Oh no! I Married the Pastor! and A Legacy of Knowledge . She has an MA in Christian College Training from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) and a Ph.D. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS).