The Conference Office of Congregational Development has partnered with United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio to offer the Hispanic Christian Academy to 15 laity in the North Georgia Conference. Hispanic Christian Academy is part of United Theological Seminary's Center for Hispanic/Latino Ministries and is designed to impact the local church by equipping and training Hispanic leaders to serve in clergy and lay-leadership roles in ministry.
It is a three-year Course of Ministry program taught online in Spanish. The basic curriculum includes Bible, Theology, Church and Mission, and Ministry.
"We are equipping the saints for work of ministry in order to accomplish the mission of the church," said Juan Quintanilla, associate director of Congregational Development of the North Georgia Conference.
The Hispanic Christian Academy intends to: