Many decisions made at Hispanic conference

by Mike Creswell
Friday, June 13, 2014 | 140 days old

Of the 287 people who attended the recent Hispanic Young Adult Conference, 24 said they made some kind of spiritual decision, including one salvation, 18 rededications and five who committed to full-time Christian service.

Sessions on Christian discipleship, Bible studies, contemporary music, sports and other activities kept the young people busy. The conference was held May 30-June 1 at Caswell, the Convention's conference center on Oak Island. It was directed by Guillermo Soriano, consultant for Hispanic evangelism and discipleship for the Baptist State Convention.

Soriano said the 287 attendance figure was a 42 percent increase over a similar conference held in 2013. Such conferences are part of an on-going effort by the Convention to evangelize and train Hispanics, estimated to number upwards of 700,000 in the state.

Other Convention efforts include starting new Hispanic Baptist churches and offering church leader training in Spanish through Fruitland Baptist Bible College at its Hendersonville campus and through satellite centers across the state.