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:
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
Northwest Texas UM Conference