2021: A timeless vision in a fractured world
The legislation submitted to General Conference by Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry is not only a confirmation that God is “making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” but also a roadmap to continue that discerning, unrestricted, and all-inclusive vision as we move on to new realities and dynamics of the third decade of the 21st century.
2020: Centro Digital para Desarrollo de Liderazgo
The new model for leadership development uses technology in a practical and effective way to respond the demands of today's society. By using the knowledge and skills of the "people" in the digital age we move forward with the construction of his Kingdom.
Ethnic Young Adult Gathering
In an unprecedented event, six Ethnic Plans of The United Methodist Church organized the first-ever “Ethnic Young Adult Gathering 2019” (EYAG 2019) in Evanston, Illinois, from August 21st to 24th, 2019. From different jurisdictions, nearly 100 lay leaders, pastors, and students gathered for three days at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary to discuss the possibilities of working together toward just and inclusive church development.
Six Ethnic Plans Gathered to Envision the Future
On October 10, 2018, the six Ethnic National Plans gathered to discuss the future of racial/ethnic work in the United Methodist church. As a result, the Plans are committed to embody the unity of Christ through engaging, activating, and moving together toward the collaborative response to the changing mission of the church.
NPHLM 25th Anniversary Celebration
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.
South Central J. Consultation
An effort aimed to not only discover, develop, and deploy young people with leadership potential but also to create the space for discernment of new understandings of ministry in the South Central Jurisdiction context.
Certified Lay Minister
In an effort to facilitate all people’s journeys into ministry, the English curriculum becomes equivalent to the Lay Missioner Program.
Conference Lay Training Centers
Annual Conferences laity training programs were endorsed for contextual and relevant ministry that highlights the ethos of the UMC people.
The urgency to develop a new and vital generation of Hispanic/Latino leaders equipped with a good understanding of the extensive range of world views, cultural backgrounds, and perspectives represented in the world today was considered.
NPHLM Committee Visioning
The complexity of the work ahead was reaffirmed with a new definition, which was not based on stereotypes but in the traits of a community that is immensely complex, younger and diverse.
3rd National Consultation
At the Third National Consultation, key leaders and thinkers from across The United Methodist Church, as well as from the broader university and governmental communities, rolled up their sleeves and challenged us to build a better understanding of the rich and diverse future we can create together. It was a time to engage in risky conversation.