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New Congregational Development

National Plan for Hispanic/ Latino Ministry Brochure Cover; click for mor info.The vision of the National Plan is that Hispanic and Latino people will experience new and abundant life as they experience God through Jesus Christ and that The United Methodist Church, by the very sharing of this message through word and deed, will be energized in new and exciting ways (the winds of Pentecost at work). The National Plan is a servant vehicle for spreading the Good News that God:

Plan Elements and Goals

Prior to the 2004 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, the plan was known as the National Plan for Hispanic Ministry. Its current name, the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, acknowledges the ministry with people of Brazilian descent who carry a Portuguese Latino identity.

Key elements of the plan for the 2005-2008 quadrennium continue to be conference/congregational mobilization and leadership development/formation.

Among the five ethnic and language plans in the United States, the this national plan was allocated the largest amount of funds in the 2004 General Conference ($3.8 million for 4 years).

Goals for the 2009-2012 Quadrennium
A look at the Plan's goals in the areas of Congregational Development; Immigration Ministry and Other Critical Social Issues; Annual Conference and Local Church Strategy; Leadership Formation.
2008 Brochure
The 2008 brochure outlines the Plan's goals, strategy, support and budget request and includes a jurisdictional map of hispanic/latino population trends.