Ripe Fields: The Promise and Challenge of Latino Ministry  -     By: Juan Oliver
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Ripe Fields: The Promise and Challenge of Latino Ministry

Church Publishing Inc. / 2009 / Paperback

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The presence of Latino congregations is on the rise across the country. How can we best serve this growing church population? Written from an Episcopal viewpoint, Oliver's definitive profile looks at the culture, faith, and importance of this emerging minority. Topics include biblical interpretation, clergy, administration and stewardship, non-Latinos in Latino ministry, and more. 208 pages, softcover from Church Publishing.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Church Publishing Inc.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0898696119
ISBN-13: 9780898696110
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Timed to be launched at 2009 General Convention, Juan Oliver definitive look at the history and potential future of Latino ministry in the Episcopal Church comes at an opportune time. With Latino ministries growing around the country in all traditions, and with increasing resource and programmatic offerings being allocated to serve those communities, this highly descriptive handbook profiles the culture, faith, and importance of this emerging minority.

Within the book chapters, Oliver surveys topical areas, such as:

  • Who/What is a Latino?
  • Latino Biblical Interpretation
  • Worship in a Latino congregation
  • The spiritual lives of Latinos
  • Latino authority and governance
  • Latino administration and stewardship
  • The Latino priest: Factotum or Specialist?
  • The Latino deacon
  • The Latino bishop
  • Non-Latinos in Latino ministry

     

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