During the past one hundred fifty years of mission and ministry among Latinos in the United States, most denominational and local church leaders have assumed a “Spanish-speaking immigrant-church model.” This model still dominates the landscape of Hispanic ministries among evangelicals in the United States. Unfortunately, this model is generally not successful when targeting U.S.-born English-dominant Latinos. This study explores how linguistic, cultural and social-economic factors have re-shaped ministry paradigms and practices in several churches across the country that traditionally targeted foreign-born Spanish-dominant Latinos but now also successfully target U.S.-born English-dominant Latinos.
Rodriguez, D. (2010). Hispanic Ministry Where Language is No Barrier: Church Growth Among U.S.-born, English-dominant Latinos. Great Commission Research Journal, 1(2), 189-201. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol1/iss2/6