What Can Seminaries Do to Prepare Their Students for Ministry in the Latino Community?



As custodians of the next generation of pastors and lay religious leaders, seminaries and graduate schools of theology must constantly adapt their programming to keep up with the changing needs of the churches and communities their students will go on to serve. The ongoing growth of the Hispanic population in both Catholic and Protestant congregations has spurred such institutions to evaluate their curricula and general academic cultures to identify how to best prepare ministers for service to and with Latinos/as. This final report in this series investigating the experiences of Latino/a seminarians explores which institutional practices and programs help ensure that these future ministers are prepared to be effective leaders in the church.


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  • Report

  • Edwin I Hernández

  • Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner

  • Kari Jo Verhulst

  • Jeffrey Smith

  • Milagros Peña

Date Created
  • 2008-10-01

  • Religion

  • English

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