The Future of Latino Protestants in America
Latino Protestantism is growing in the United States due to a combination of immigration, birth rates, and conversion. This expanding stream of American Christianity will foster shifts in the liturgy and worship of churches in unexpected ways.
With the Latino Protestantism growing, congregations from all denominational backgrounds will see new contributions and leadership within their churches from Latino Protestants. Even more, the diversity of Latino Protestant congregations—their varying histories and theologies—will become more visible as they grow. How will churches learn to notice Latino Protestants in our churches? How will churches encourage the exercise of their unique gifts and skills? How will churches identify and support Latino Protestant leaders from various backgrounds? And how can churches and denominations strategically support independent, Latino-led congregations who exercise their own oversight of ministry?