North Georgia Enters Partnership with Hispanic Christian Academy


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:

  • Educate church leaders in foundational knowledge and practical training for ministry
  • Equip and train leaders in Scriptural preaching, teaching, ministering and counseling
  • Encourage personal spiritual growth of leaders to mature in Christ
  • Train leaders to equip and train others for the service of ministry
  • Encourage leaders to high standards of integrity.