By Amy Fogleman
Orlando, FL / July 20-22, 2016
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC), in partnership with Iglesia El Calvario, hosted their annual leadership summit, which included Latino Pastors and leaders from all over the nation in Orlando, FL last week. Hope Through Healing Hands was honored to partner in sponsorship with the conference to serve the congregation of Hispanic evangelical leaders during the 3-day event.
The leadership summit, titled: Beyond: Church & Cultural Transformation Conference was led by Reverend Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder and President of the Naitonal Latino Evangelical Coalition and Dr. Nino Gonzalez, Senior Pastor at Iglesia El Calvario. The objective of the conference was to assist in preparing the leadership of the Hispanic church for leading in all spheres of human existence and to empower and train transformational leaders. While additionally providing the attending pastors space to be encouraged, be filled in worship, and have opportunities to network with other ministries and pastors.
The conference was filled with both English and Spanish translations of all the plenary and panel sessions. Highlighted speakers included Dr. A.R. Bernard, Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham, and Dr. Ed Stetzer. Topics of immigration, how to engage in culture in a Godly way, and how to cultivate the best qualities of a leader were highlighted during the conference. There was also an exclusive showing of the upcoming Pureflix movie “I Am Not Ashamed,” which tells the story of Rachel Joy Scott and her story of the Columbine shooting from 1999.
At the closing of the conference, Dr. Ed. Stetzer said, “the how of ministry is many times determined by the who, what, when, and where of the culture.” He further charged everyone with Hebrews 10:24 “to spur one another on toward love and good deeds” and John 20:21 “As the Father is sending me, so I am sending you.” Dr. Stetzer stressed that this commission is for all of us, wherever we are.
Pictured in header: Amy and Rev. Jeanette Salguero
Pictured in blog post: Amy, Rev. Gabriel Salguero and his son