Hispanic Christian Academy

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Coordinator: Erin Gildner
Contact: ergildner@united.edu | 937.529.2382

Fall A 2016

Course Dates: August 1 – October 2, 2016

Break Week: August 29 – September 4, 2016

Registration Deadline: July 28, 2016

COURSE INSTRUCTOR ROC Libro de Texto / Textbook
Bible 101: Strategies of Bible Reading Daniel Pupo Todos los estudiantes de primer año / All first-year students
Kentucky Conference
Northwest Texas Conference
Gordon Fee y Douglas Stuart. Lectura eficaz de la Biblia. Editorial Vida, 2007. (ISBN: 978-0-8297-4865-9)
Ministry 204: Preaching and Teaching Rodrigo Cruz Todos los estudiantes de segundo año / All second-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
North Georgia Conference
York PA District
East Ohio Conference
West Michigan Conference
Jiménez, Pablo A. Principios de Predicación. Nashville: Abingdon, 2003. (ISBN 978-0687073771)
Theology 302: From the Reformation to the Contemporary Church Juan Quintanilla Todos los estudiantes de tercer año / All third-year students
Kentucky Conference
Northwest Texas Conference
Libro PDF en el curso

Fall B 2016

Course Dates: October 17 – December 18, 2016

Break Week: November 21-27, 2016

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2016

COURSE INSTRUCTOR ROC Libro de Texto / Textbook
Theology 102: Introduction to Christian Theology Amarilis Leyva Todos los estudiantes de primer año / All first-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
Libro PDF en el curso
Church and Mission 203: Congregational Discipleship Rodrigo Cruz Todos los estudiantes de segundo año / All second-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
North Georgia Conference
York PA District
East Ohio Conference
Kentucky Conference
West Michigan Conference
Coleman, Robert E. El Plan Supremo del Discipulado. Ediciones Berea, 2009. (ISBN-10: 9583366951; ISBN-13: 978-9583366956)
Ministry 304: Pastoral Care Juan Quintanilla Todos los estudiantes de tercer año / All third-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
Libros PDF en el curso. (Tambien disponible para comprar: Howard Clinebell. Asesoramiento y Cuidado Pastoral: un modelo centrado en la salud integral y el crecimiento. Buenos Aires/Grand Rapids: Nueva Creación/Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995.)

 

Spring A 2017

Course Dates: January 9 – March 12, 2017

Break Week: February 6-12, 2017

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2017

COURSE INSTRUCTOR ROC Libro de Texto / Textbook
Church and Mission 103: Basic Principles of Church Life  César Durán Todos los estudiantes de primer año / All first-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
Libro PDF en el curso
Bible 201: Old Testament Rachel Coleman Todos los estudiantes de segundo año / All second-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
North Georgia Conference
York PA District
East Ohio Conference
West Michigan Conference
Paul N. Benware, Panorama del Antiguo Testamento. Comentario bíblico Portavoz. 1994. (ISBN: 978-0-8254-1060-4)
Church and Mission 303: Mission–Evangelism, Outreach and Transformation Jorge Ochoa Todos los estudiantes de tercer año / All third-year students
Kentucky Conference
Northwest Texas Conference
North Georgia Conference
Carlo Orlandi Cardoza. Una Introducción a la Misión. Abingdon Press, Nashville, Edición 1976. (ISBN 0-687-07417-7)

Spring B 2017

Course Dates: March 27 – June 4, 2017

Break Week 1: April 10-16, 2017

Break Week 2: May 8-14, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017

COURSE INSTRUCTOR ROC Libro de Texto / Textbook
Ministry 104: Leadership and Administration  Daniel Pupo Todos los estudiantes de primer año / All first-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
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Theology 202: Early and Medieval Church Amarilis Leyva Todos los estudiantes de segundo año / All second-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
North Georgia Conference
York PA District
East Ohio Conference
Kentucky Conference
West Michigan Conference
Libro PDF en el curso
Bible 301: New Testament Rachel Coleman Todos los estudiantes de tercer año / All third-year students
Northwest Texas Conference
North Georgia Conference
Paul N. Benware, Panorama del Nuevo Testamento. Comentario Bíblico Portavoz. Grand Rapids: Editorial Portavoz, 1993. (ISBN: 978-0-8254-1061-1)

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

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.

In July 2015, the West Michigan Conference became the newest regional partner of the HCA. Their first group of students began courses in August 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

Northwest Texas UM Conference
Rev. Dr. Jorge Ochoa – ochoa@nwtxconf.org
NWTX Conexiones Vídeo | NWTX Connections Video

North Georgia UM Conference
Rev. Dr. Juan Quintanilla – jquintanilla@ngumc.org

West Michigan and Detroit UM Conferences 
Sonya Luna – sluna@detroitconference.org