Nuevo Amanecer 2020 Conference on Latino/Hispanic Ministries
Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries from across The Episcopal Church, will have the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at their May 12-15, 2020 gathering.
Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, will welcome for the seventh year a diverse group of participants who look forward to the support, networking, tools, formation, and fellowship environment that this conference offers every two years. Lay leaders, clergy, diocesan missioners, parish staff, church planters, and anyone else interested in expanding their knowledge by sharing best practices and exploring new methods of church growth, discipleship and evangelism, are invited to attend.
The formation opportunities at Nuevo Amanecer 2020 will be greater than ever. The selected theme of “Behold, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5), calls for all Episcopal Latinos and those involved in Latino/Hispanic ministry to envision the new dawn of opportunities that emerge when God’s people walk in the way of love and justice. Speakers include Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Dr. Damaris de Jesús and Bishop José McLoughlin. More than 30 workshops are planned to train and equip the next generation of Episcopal Latinos with the resources and skills to be agents of love, reconciliation and hope in their communities across the church.
Responding to requests for family-oriented programming, the 2020 program will include a Christian formation component for children and youth. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend the conference.
Those not able to participate in person but who want to join in the learning and conversation will have the opportunity to watch the keynote speakers and worship services live-streamed on the Latino/Hispanic Ministries Facebook page Times and dates will be posted on the Latino/Hispanic Ministries Facebook page closer to the May 12-15 event.
To encourage greater participation of Latino/Hispanic Episcopalians Kanuga offers scholarships for all who need assistance and additionally Seminary of the Southwest offers scholarships for participants from Province VII. Application information is available here and here.