Center for Latina/o Church Studies

CLCS2Since Fall 2001 Brite Divinity School has sponsored the Center for Latina/o Church Studies. The Center and its Director aid in recruitment of Latina/o students at Brite; coordinate programs for the Divinity School and community such as the Lecture Series; sponsor continuing education seminars and workshops for Latina/o pastors, including the annual Hispanic Summer Program; and network with Latina/o pastors in the community, including licensed ministers. The programs and services are provided to Hispanic pastors and theological students regardless of their denominational heritage. There is a close working relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Anglo and Hispanic, at the local, regional and national levels.


Center for Latina/o Church Studies Presents

Stalcup icons_EventModels for Hispanic Ministry Training 6 week course
Luis Bernard, Director of the Center for Latino/a Studies, Brite Divinity School
Mondays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brite Divinity School, Harrison Building Room 205
Class begins on February 3rd

Stalcup icons_RegisterDetermining Readiness for Cross-Cultural Ministry
Luis Bernard, Director of the Center for Latino/a Studies, Brite Divinity School
Do you or your church want to launch a Cross-Cultural ministry? How do you know that you are ready for Cross-Cultural Ministry? How can you assess if your congregation is ready for Cross-Cultural Ministry?
This presentation will assist participants in answering these questions. In addition, we will go over the differences between personal readiness, organizational readiness, and congregational readiness. The seminar will also address the question, if we are not ready, where do we or the congregation need to migrate in order to be ready? In other words, what are the steps that we can take to position ourselves to engage in Cross-Cultural ministry? The goal of this presentation is to enable participants to identify the different levels of readiness for Cross-Cultural ministry.
Wednesday, February 18th
1:45 p.m.



Dr. Luis Bernard | 817.257.7589
Director of the Center for Latina/o Church Studies