Hispanic Christian Academy

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Director: Dr. Mark Abbott
Coordinator: Erin Gildner
Contact: ergildner@united.edu | 937.529.2382
 

Fall 2015 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 2015
Course Dates: August 10 – October 11, 2015
Break Week: Sept 7 – 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: August 5, 2015

Course Instructor ROC
Bible 101: Strategies of Bible Reading-SP Daniel Pupo Kentucky Annual Conference
Theology 102: Introduction to Christian Theology-ENG Brad Reaves Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Bible 301: New Testament-SP Rachel Coleman Kentucky Annual Conference and Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Church & Mission 103: Basic Principles of Church Life-SP Emilson Cruz Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Church & Mission 203: Congregational Discipleship-SP Jorge Luis Jorge Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Ministry 104: Leadership & Administration-SP César Durán North Georgia Annual Conference
Ministry 104: Leadership & Administration-SP César Durán North Georgia Annual Conference

Fall B 2015
Course Dates: October 11 – December 20, 2015
Break Week: November 23 – 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 14, 2015

Course Instructor ROC
Bible 101: Strategies of Bible Reading-SP Rachel Coleman Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Theology 102: Introduction to Christian Theology-SP Amarilis Leyva Kentucky Annual Conference
Bible 101: Strategies of Bible Reading-ENG America Rojas Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Church & Mission 103: Basic Principles of Church Life-SP César Durán North Georgia Annual Conference
Church & Mission 103: Basic Principles of Church Life-SP North Georgia Annual Conference
Ministry 204: Preaching & Teaching-SP Rodrigo Cruz Northwest Texas Annual Conference
Ministry 304: Pastoral Care-SP Kentucky Annual Conference and Northwest Texas Annual Conference

 

HCA in the Northwest Texas Annual Conference

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 as lay pastors and leaders. It is a three-year Course of Ministry program taught online in Spanish and English. 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, ministry and pastoral care
  • Encourage personal spiritual growth of leaders to mature in Christ
  • Train leaders to equip and train others for serving in ministry
  • Encourage leaders to high standards of integrity
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    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.

    The North Georgia United Methodist Conference joined the HCA with the signing of their MOU in November 2014. Their first group of students is scheduled to begin their courses in January 2015.

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

    United Methodist Conference Contacts

    Kentucky UM Conference

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

  • Rev. Dr. Jorge Ochoa – ochoa@nwtxconf.org
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    North Georgia UM Conference

  • Rev. Dr. Juán Quintanilla – jquintanilla@ngumc.org