Spanish-speaking members of The United Methodist Church who are considering God’s call to ministry now have an updated, in-language edition of The Christian as Minister: An Exploration into the Meaning of God’s Call, required reading for ministry candidates.
"El Cristiano como Ministro" is a direct translation of the 2013 edition of the introduction text for candidates considering licensed or ordained ministry in The United Methodist church.
“It provides a basic overview of ways that people can serve as lay, licensed or ordained clergy and information about moving forward in the process as people begin to discern their call to ministry,” said Rev. Meg Lassiat, director of candidacy, mentoring and conference relations at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
"The Christian as Minister" is used for candidates entering the ministry process in the U.S. because the process varies regionally elsewhere in the world. Approximately 1,600 to 1,800 new candidates begin the process each year in the U.S.The Spanish language edition is designed to serve as an added resource to those candidates who would be more comfortable reading and conversing in Spanish.
Click here to find out how to order the resource.