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Hispanic Churches to meet at CIU for “Impacto Global”

September 18, 2013

Hispanic Churches from around South Carolina will discuss the strategic impact they have on global missions when they gather at Columbia International University for “Impacto Global.”

The one-day conference, organized by CIU, will be held in Shortess Chapel on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the entire conference conducted in Spanish.      

The coordinator for the event is Alvaro Williams, a student in CIU Seminary & School of Ministry, and a native of Costa Rica. He says he got involved because he has a heart for spreading the gospel around the world, and feels Hispanic churches have much to contribute to the effort – especially among unreached people groups.

“I'm a Latino, and love my people and I know about the potential this conference has for the nations,” Williams said. “This event strives to gather the many Hispanic congregations in the state of South Carolina, to foster a sense of community among them and to encourage them to participate in the global cause of God.”

This is the third year “Impacto Global” will be held at CIU. The theme this year is “A Global Impact Church.”  

“There are over 7,000 unreached people groups in the world today, many of which Americans have limited access to,” Williams said. “However, the Hispanic world is welcomed by many of these groups and has an easy point of entry.”

Williams says he is praying that the conference will “ignite a passion in hearts” of those who attend “to participate in the mission of God, desiring Christ’s name to be exalted and known among the unreached.”

There will be three plenary sessions, workshops and a panel discussion at the conference, featuring speakers with overseas experience or involved in training leaders for the mission field.

For more information about the conference and registration, go to: http://www.missionofgod.org/2013/09/16/impacto-global-the-hispanic-church-and-the-great-commission or http://impactoglobal.eventbrite.com/.