The Wisconsin Committee on Hispanic and Latino Ministry strives for a dynamic and growing Church, which joyously shares the Good News of Jesus Christ in a multiplicity of places and cultural settings, and embraces cultural richness and diversity throughout the state. The Committee also strives to eradicate racism and cultural chauvinism from our perspectives and rejoice in the future God is opening to us.
In order to strengthen and grow our Hispanic and Latino ministries, and foster hope and greater unity in our Church, we as an Annual Conference will facilitate communicating with and advocating for our constituents, including conference office, pastors, districts, annual conference, Hispanic/Latino partners; build connections with many different partners; develop Hispanic and Latino lay and clergy leaders; and provide spiritual support for each other across a wide range of backgrounds and cultures by bringing people together to share stories and pray.
The core values and goals of the Committee on Hispanic and Latino Ministry include:
- Holistic - Training leaders, mobilizing congregations, and starting new communities of faith among and with Hispanic/Latinos.
- People-Centered - Strengthening the movement of God's people in mission and ministry through the intentional process of acompañamiento (accompaniment or walking with).
- Connectional - Striving to strengthen connectional ties both through teaching and practice, and by working in partnership with program agencies and trained lay/clergy leaders.
- Prophetic - Emphasizing the need for the Church to speak a prophetic word of justice and hope in the midst of the serious social concerns and realities affecting these communities.