As church leaders around the world adjust to post-pandemic times, many are struggling with how to best continue ministry. And in Spanish-speaking communities—where families have been affected by COVID-19 at much higher rates—grief, guilt and an array of other emotions present further challenges.
“Everyone, in some way, is wrestling in this new era of ministry and its personal, emotional, relational, and professional impact,” explained Chris Swanson, vice president of Hispanic ministries at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
To help leaders navigate current circumstances, BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse is hosting a free, online event called “Eternal Faithfulness, the Church in Action” tonight and tomorrow.
The virtual conference, which will be streamed online entirely in Spanish, is meant to enliven pastors and evangelical leaders throughout the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to a time of worship, attendees will receive training meant to help mobilize the Church in this critical time.
“We recognize that the global situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is causing new paradigms for the church,” Swanson said. “Pastors have to rethink how to ‘do church.’ Some are even battling with their own theology of suffering.
“[We] have a unique opportunity to respond in a relevant manner to provide encouragement and resources to these men and women—leaders of the evangelical church in Latin America.”
>>Are you or someone you know a Spanish-speaking pastor who could benefit from this conference? Make plans to watch live or share this video to help spread the word:
La Billy Graham Evangelistic Association y Samaritan’s Purse te invitan al evento online y gratuito «𝐅𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐃 𝐄𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐀, 𝐋𝐚 𝐈𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐢ó𝐧».
𝐕𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝟏𝟖 𝐲 𝐒á𝐛𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝟏𝟗 𝐝𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐨 | 𝟏𝟎 𝐀𝐌 𝐲 𝟔 𝐏𝐌 (𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐢)
Participando: Aixa de López, Christine D’Clario, Danilo Montero, Gloriana Montero, Edward Graham, Evan Craft, Ingrid Rosario, Jose Luis Navajo, Lucas Leys, Marcos Witt, Redimi2 (Oficial) y José Satirio Dos Santos.
¡𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐚 𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐲 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐨𝐬!
Posted by Fidelidad Eterna on Thursday, June 10, 2021
The conference starts tonight at 6 ET and continues tomorrow with teaching at 10 a.m. ET and a concert at 6 p.m. ET, featuring musical artists Evan Craft, Ingrid Rosario and Redimi2.
Guest speakers include Aixa de Lopez, Christine D’Clario, Danilo and Gloriana Montero, Edward Graham, Jose Luis Navajo, Lucas Leys, Marcos Witt and Satirio dos Santos.
The conference marks one of a series of events BGEA has held in recent years to equip Spanish-speaking pastors. Last year, virtual formats of the event were held in May, July and December—all to help leaders effectively share the Gospel and stay encouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic.