Spanish for Ministry
June 15-19, 2020 | Live Online
This class is a full Spanish immersion experience that will take place through live Zoom sessions and online student meetings. It is designed both for students who are preparing for ministry and for lay or ordained leaders who are currently doing ministry.
Participants will be asked to contribute to an environment where it will be safe to speak without fear of making mistakes and where the participants with more fluency in the Spanish language will be patient with, and supportive of, the less fluent classmates.
Each day will be organized around a theme. The theme will be explored through readings, conversation, biblical studies, ministerial practices, films, theological pieces, and other interactive experiences.
For more information and a link to the placement exam, view the syllabus .
An ideal course for
Intermediate Spanish learners
who want to gain theological and ministerial competency in this language
who also want to gain theological and ministerial competency in this language
Those ministering in Spanish
who want to reflect systematically, share their experiences and engage with the questions and challenges of the other participants in the class
Hone ministry skills through:
Cultural and musical activities
Participation in Spanish-speaking communities
Readings and assignments
Students will gain fluency in conversational Spanish for pastoral care.
Students will achieve competency in Spanish for basic preaching, biblical studies and liturgical leadership.
Students will develop theological vocabulary in Spanish that enables them to converse among other theologians and leaders at the collegiate level.
Students will be able to read theological, biblical and popular texts at an intermediate level and beyond.
Students will be able to give a substantiated answer to the question about whether ministry in Spanish is pertinent.
Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods
Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading
Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions
Tuition (covers cost of auditing course)
8am – 5 pm
Rev. Melissa Melnick
Rev. Andrés Albertsen, Ph.D. candidate