Hispanic Research Project


In 2003, Sherman and her staff team, with help from researchers at the Urban Leadership Institute, surveyed over 450 Protestant Hispanic pastors from around the nation to learn about their congregations' community serving activities. The study found that Hispanic churches are vibrantly active in their communities, offering nearly 50 different varieties of social services. Click here to read the survey report.

Our National Resource Directory of Hispanic Compassion Ministries 2003 contains listings for over 300 Hispanic compassion ministries identified through the survey. Each listing contains a brief description of their services and contact information. Hard copies of the Directory can be ordered from CFIC for $10 (click here for the bookstore or call us at 434-293-5656). The Directory is also fully searchable online by state and by social service type. Click here to search the online Directory.

The Hispanic Congregations research project also produced eight “instructive profiles” (case studies) of church-based Hispanic community ministries offering such services as transitional living for ex-cons/substance abusers; college preparatory and mentoring ministry to at-risk teens; ESL classes for the working poor; and a health clinic and innovative insurance system for the uninsured, among others. To download these profiles, click the links below. The documents are available in both English and Spanish. Hard copies of the profiles can be ordered through the CFIC bookstore.

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Medical Ministry in Atlanta: Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel
(Ministerio de Servicios Médicos en Atlanta: Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel)

Entrepreneurial Ministry in Los Angeles: My Friend’s House
(Ministerio Empresario en Los Angeles: My Friend’s House)

Job Training and Mentoring in Orlando: Centro Cristiano Misionero Internacional
(Entrenamiento y Orientación de Empleo en Orlando: Centro Cristiano Misionero Internacional)

College Prep Ministry in Boston: Leon de Judah
(Ministerio de Preparatorio Universitario en Boston: León de Judá)

Reclaiming Men’s Lives in Riverside: Path of Life
(Restaurando Vidas de Varones en Riverside: Path of Life)

ESL Ministry in Greater Washington, DC: Iglesia Bethesda Metodista
(Ministerio de ESL en Washington, DC: Iglesia Bethesda Metodista)

Reaching Teens in Houston: El Tabernaculo
(Alcance de Juventud en Houston: El Tabernaculo)

A Holistic Community Center: El Encino and Redeemer Covenant Churches
(Centro de la Comunidad de Servicios Holísticos: Las Iglesias El Encino y Redeemer Covenant)

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