Do you want to know how your congregation can connect with your Latino/Hispanic neighbors? Presented by Bishop Gutiérrez and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and led by the Rev. Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries, this conference explores the changing face, cultural backgrounds, interests and needs of Latino/a communities, while also welcoming, serving, and involving them in our Congregational Life and Ministry.
Cost for the conference is $100.00, which covers dinner on Wednesday, and lunch and dinner on Thursday. Contact Kristen Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a room at the Concordville Hotel with the Diocesan group rate. Friday, August 10th is the cut-off date. Scholarships are also available. Register online.
New Camino is an Episcopal program offered specifically to dioceses and their clergy and lay leaders to expose the seminar participants to the broad landscape of Latino ministry, taking into account the current and socio-demographic trends of Latinos. The seminar challenges the preconceived and incorrect notions, held by many, that Latinos are a homogenous community, which is largely Spanish-speaking and of immigrant status. The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Episcopal Church Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries, states, “We must now be culturally competent to distinguish the linguistic and socio-cultural propensities found in most Latino communities, and what it takes to evangelize them.” The seminar will guide the participants in exploring the various Latino ministry models necessary to reach the traditional Spanish-speaking, Immigrant and first-generation Latinos, as well as the increasingly English dominant and acculturated Hispanic/Latino population of second, third and later generations.
The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén
The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén has been the Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries at the Episcopal Church Center since 2005. As Missioner, Guillén developed the Episcopal Church’s Strategic Vision for Reaching Latinos/Hispanics which was adopted at General Convention in 2009. This Strategic Vision challenged the church to rethink the dynamics of ministering to today’s Latino/Hispanic communities, the majority of whom are American-born Latinos characterized as multi-generation, English-dominant, or bilingual and bicultural.