Perkins School of Theology · Dallas, TX
About the National Plan for Hispanic / Latino Ministry
The journey of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (NPHLM) began with a timeless vision. More than two decades ago, The United Methodist Church envisioned a world in which all cultures would hear of the saving acts of God and give witness to them in their own tongues. With its eyes fixed on this destination, the church started serving the Hispanic/Latino communities in the United States through a national plan for Hispanic/Latino ministry. In biblical language, the church dreamed of a community of faith that would include all of God’s beloved children and strengthened its efforts to build a church rich with the beauty of all races and cultures.
After 25 years of experiencing the dramatic, fast-paced changes and crossroad challenges given by the twenty first century that put our United Methodist core values and principles to the test, it is urgent to develop a new and vital generation of leaders and communities. They must be equipped with a good understanding of the extensive range of world views, cultural backgrounds, and perspectives represented in the world today. It is a time in which we, the United Methodists, are called to renew our partnership with God and each other on that timeless vision to create a transformed world in which all of God’s creation serve one another in love.
The main purpose of the celebration is to highlight the historical partnership between MARCHA and the NPHLM by inviting national caucuses, episcopal leaders, staff from general agencies and annual conferences, together with clergy, laity and leaders from the new generation to be part of a critical process to induce, develop and organize relevant strategies to help our church shift its presence to the heart of its communities - a place where we know it is not always fully engaged.
Early Bird (5/20 – 6/1)
$200 / $100*
Regular (6/2 to 7/11)
$250 / $125*
Late (7/12 – 8/1)
$300 / $150*
$350 / $175*
The registration fee includes participation in all plenaries and small group work, materials and one ticket to the Leadership Celebration Banquet. Additional tickets can be bought during registration.
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11
Plenaries & Workshops
Saturday, August 12
Plenaries & MARCHA sessions
Sunday, August 13
Closing Worship Service
~ Logistics ~
We have secured a special price at Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities of $118 per night – double occupancy. The special group rate will be available until 7/11/2017.
There are two main airport options for the 25th Anniversary Celebration:
Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW)
Has less expensive and more airlines. Requires a $30-35 Uber ride to Magnolia hotel.
Love Field (DAL)
Has Southwest Airlines, but limited other airlines. Requires a $15-20 Uber ride to Magnolia Hotel.
For questions contact the travel and meeting planner lead: