Hispanic Christian Academy

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Contact: HCA.info@united.edu

Fall Course Offerings:

Our semesters are divided into two periods of 8 weeks, offered back to back in a semester. They are called Fall A and Fall B, and Spring A and Spring B.

Fall A
Bible 101: Biblical Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Theology 202: Theological Heritage: Early and Medieval
Ministry 104: Leadership & Administration
Ministry 204: Preaching & Teaching

Fall B
Bible 201: Hebrew Bible
Theology 102: Introduction to Systematic Theology
Church & Mission 203: Discipleship
Ministry 304: Care & Counseling

Our mission

The Hispanic Christian Academy (HCA), part of United Theological Seminary’s Center for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, 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.

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 the ministry
  • Encourage leaders to high standards of integrity
  • Our history

    In February 2013 United Theological Seminary signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Global Empowerment Ministries (GEM) to launch the first Regional Online Campus (ROC) of the Hispanic Christian Academy. The HCA had been housed under GEM, with the support of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In the spring of that year 17 students from Kentucky took two HCA courses online.

    In April 2013 the Northwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church signed an MOU with United, expanding the ministry to more Hispanic lay persons, equipping them for ministry. That fall 16 more students completed their first HCA course.

    NOTE: United seeks to partner with already established church agencies to bring the HCA to their area, forming an ROC. Please contact the HCA Coordinator for more information.

    United Methodist Conference Contacts

    Kentucky UM Conference

  • Rev. Dr. Iosmar Álvarez — iosmaralvarez@me.com
  • Northwest Texas UM Conference

  • Rev. Dr. Jorge Ochoa – jochoa40@sbcglobal.net