Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Hispanic Ministries

Jorge P. Soria, director   

 

Bienvenidos a las páginas de Ministerios Hispanos de la Unión del Pacífico.

Most of the 201 Hispanic churches and groups in the Pacific Union held evangelistic campaigns last year and have been working with small groups and another challenging soul-winning activities. 

I am so thankful to work in such a blessed union. We have an army of 160 consecrated and dedicated Hispanic pastors and 51,129 lay members. Together we work to accomplish the mission given to our church; we obey and trust in His power and stregth.

To promote evangelism, the Pacific Union Hispanic Ministries Department has identified three areas to highlight throughout the past five years. The focus of all planned activities has been nurture, training and equipping. With this in mind, the following initiatives were launched:

  • Seminars — For couples and families, lay training seminars, elders, women and men’s retreats, pastors’ Health Seminars, Youth Meetings: Congresses, Bible Bowls and Mini Olympic activities.
  • Ministerial Meetings — A time of encouragement, evangelism planning and fellowship.


Lay Training Seminars Throughtout the Union

The year 2015 was a challenge for all 6 Conferences. The Spanish Ministries launched a series of Lay Training Seminars beginning in April with Southern and Southeastern California Conferences, then in the month of September Nevada-Utah, Central & Northern California Conferences had their meetings in different churches. Arizona had its meetings in Decemer, 2015. God willing  Many souls will be won this year 2016 as a result of the dedicated work of our pastors and lay persons who are now trained to follow Jesus method of soul-winning.

A Special Challenge

There are about 15,000,000 Hispanics living in the union territory, and these huge numbers are a challenge to our churches. Of the 10 U.S. cities with the largest Latino concentration in 2015, five are inside our union. Here's a look at the stats from the past year:

Membership:

2014 — 50,946
2015 — 51,129

Baptisms:

2014 — 1,910
2015 — 2,067

Tithes:

2014 — $22.158,037.30
2015 — $23.632,522.27

It is our desire and prayer that our Lord will continue blessing the Hispanic membership in the Pacific Union.

Contact: hispanic@puconline.org

 Phone: 805-413-7384

High resolution photo of Jorge Soria


Ruth Collins, administrative assistant