Virginia Theological Seminary is honored and pleased to host the Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency course, an innovative eight-day intensive course offered by the Episcopal Church Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries. This course provides lay and clergy leaders an opportunity to learn cultural competency for Latino ministry. The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Episcopal Church Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries, notes “this course provides the foundational tools necessary for church leaders to discern and explore the type of Latino/Hispanic ministry that best fits a congregational setting and its context.”
As the United States changes, this is a key and important area. Offering these opportunities are a vital part of our work and ministry and this time. Thirty participants, including 8 VTS seminarians, are partaking in this immersive experience in Latino ministry within our metropolitan area through this coming Saturday. We are delighted they are here. When you see them at breakfast or walking around the campus, please give them a very warm welcome.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President