Texas Baptists Hispanic Leadership Conference to train and equip leaders to be moldable for Christ

by Meredith Rose on October 15, 2019 in Press Releases

DALLAS—Texas Baptists Hispanic Ministries will host its sixth-annual Hispanic Leadership Conference at Dallas Baptist University (DBU) from Oct. 25-26. The conference will begin at 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 25 and end after the noontime banquet on Sat., Oct. 26. 

The conference’s theme, En Sus Manos, or In Your Hands, is inspired by Jeremiah 18:6. Speakers at this event will encourage Hispanic ministers and church members to be moldable leaders for Christ and will provide them with practical resources for growth.

“What makes this conference unique is that it will focus on two areas: training and equipping,” said Rolando Rodriguez, director of Hispanic Ministries at Texas Baptists. “Attendees will receive training at the conference, and when they leave, they will be equipped to put the things they learned into action.”

Part of equipping attendees means providing them with a USB that includes review material for each session. While in-person training will end with the conference on Saturday, attendees will continue to be equipped going forward, Rodriguez explained. 

This year, the conference will be led by a majority of Texas Baptists leadership. Rodriguez will speak about the importance of having a personal growth plan. Gus Reyes, director of Texas Baptists Christian Life Commission (CLC), will also speak, covering Micah 6:8and how leaders can better resolve conflicts with the people they serve. 

Several other speakers will cover topics such as evangelism, missions, church planting and discipleship. Six female ministers will speak about how God creates each of His children with a unique purpose, and four English student track speakers will cover various ministry topics. In addition, breakout sessions will kick-off the second day of the conference and provide a more in-depth look at the topics listed above.

Attendees are also encouraged to register for the Hispanic Leadership Banquet, to be held at noon on Saturday in the Great Hall of DBU’s Mahler Student Center. This luncheon will celebrate pastors’ wives, providing resources and encouragement for them to get involved in a church ministry. 

“As a leader, if you do not grow, those who are following you will not grow,” said Rodriguez when asked why church ministers and leaders should attend. “If you grow, your church will grow too. That is our focus with this conference.” 

The Hispanic Leadership Conference will be hosted in the Pilgrim Chapel of DBU, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX. The event has a $15 per person registration fee, and attendance to the banquet costs an additional $10 per person. 

Texas Baptists is a movement of God’s people to share Christ and show love by strengthening churches and ministers, engaging culture and connecting the nations to Jesus.

The ministry of the convention is made possible by giving through the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program, Mary Hill Davis Offering® for Texas Missions, Texas Baptists Worldwide and Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. Thank you for your faithful and generous support.

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