Rev. Kelly Langdoc serves as a deacon and family minister at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Versailles, Ky. For some time St. Andrews has hosted an after-school tutoring program for children of a nearby apartment complex, most of whom are Latino. She was exploring ways to grow this ministry and expand her church’s outreach to the parents and families of these children. In 2016 she attended the Caminemos Juntos conference held that August in San Diego, California and then then this past winter and spring she joined Caminemos Juntos’ first English Language online coaching group.
Together with 8 other leaders from around the US she participated in a monthly online discussion over videoconference and also received individual coaching and direction from Caminemos Juntos’ leaders on how to take next steps in growing her church’s outreach and impact. “Participating in the Latino Ministry Cohort on-line has been a very rich experience for me. I have been encouraged through the reading, the discussions, and the fellowship of like-minded believers.”
The Latino Church in the US is the fastest growing sector of the church and of the US more broadly. God is doing amazing things within this community and as Anglicans we believe we can play a unique role as a historic, balanced, three-stream Church.
Are you interested in exploring how to reach out to Latinos in your community? Perhaps you speak Spanish or perhaps you don’t, but you want help in figuring out how to impact your neighbors. This Fall Caminemos Juntos will be launching its next round of online cohorts, both in English and Spanish to help equip you for this mission and to do so as part of a community of like-minded leaders. The cohort will explore important topics such as models for integrating Latino congregations and services into an established congregation, the challenges of multi-ethnic ministry, how to raise up Latino leaders, and outreach strategies for Latino communities. There will be supplemental monthly readings and assignments to help assess your needs and address your challenges.
The application deadline is August 15, 2019. To sign up and for more information see: https://www.caminemos-juntos.com/coachingcohort
Rev. Jonathan Kindberg grew up in Latin America and is co-founder and co-director of Caminemos Juntos. He lives in La Villita, Chicago, the largest Latino community in the Midwest.