Worldwide the number of Latino Christians is growing rapidly. Today 22% or 110,000,000 Latinos are evangelical; in the USA there are 15,000,000 Hispanic evangelicals. Unfortunately, the preparation of trained leadership is not keeping pace with this growth. The majority of Latino pastors have received little or no theological training. Consequently, the influence of unbiblical ideas such as the promise of wealth for faith, and legalism instead of the good news of grace is taking root.

Traditional Solutions:

Historically, seminaries have been considered the solution, but seminaries are costly and in the USA they are not developing full programs in Spanish. In Latin America traveling long distances and uprooting the family for years of study is not practical. At best a very small number receive training.