Salem Lutheran Church in Springdale, Ark., holds a monthly bilingual worship service for its Hispanic congregation — Iglesia Luterana Cristo Para Todos, or Christ for All Lutheran Church.
“Communities of Hope: One Community in Christ” — hosted by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis — will explore how the church can become truly multiethnic.
In this interview, Dr. Leopold Sanchez talks about the upcoming Fifth National Hispanic Convention in Tampa, Fla., July 28-31. Dr. Sanchez is the director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in the Werner R.H. and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Chair for Hispanic Ministries and associate professor of Systemic Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
The LCMS is in the beginning stages of creating a church-planting initiative to help districts, circuits and congregations.
The Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, reminds delegates, “It is in our Baptism that we truly learn anew who we are before God and before one another.”
Upon arriving in America, immigrants often experience a flood of emotional and spiritual upheaval. Through a mission called French African Immigrant Mercy and Evangelism (FAIME), refugees receive Bible and catechism education, job-training classes and housing as they adjust to life in America. A Congo native, the Rev. Kasongo Gui delivers God’s Word of hope to African immigrants, in as many as five languages in Milwaukee, Wis.