The Rev. Cesar M. Duran is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry as coordinator for Hispanic/Latino Ministry of the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference. He was commissioned in June 2015.
The annual conference is composed of 265 congregations in six districts in Colorado, Utah, and two-thirds of Wyoming. Hispanic/Latino ministries are growing and vital in some areas, but are not finding traction in others. Cesar’s appointment in 2015 represents an attempt to establish a coordinated approach to Hispanic/Latino work across the conference, which includes 1.5 million Hispanic/Latino people, or 17.5 percent of the population.
The RMC Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries strives to embrace the message of the Gospel alongside our culturally diverse communities located throughout Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The committee works to strengthen our Hispanic and Latino congregations by offering educational resources, church planting support, and leadership development trainings.
Are you interested in becoming a certified Lay Servant in your local congregation? If so, there will be Spanish-language Lay Servant classes held at Brentwood UMC on April 8-9. Over the course of this two day training you will learn what it means to be a Lay Servant and the ways in which you can use your gifts to serve the Hispanic/Latino communities in the Rocky Mountain Conference. For more information, please contact Rev. Cesar Duran at email@example.com.
The main decision-making body for the Rocky Mountain Conference will be holding it's annual meeting on June 9-12 at the Westminster Westin. This year, the conference theme will focus on being in ministry with people who have been marginalized and we would love to have input from members of our Hispanic/Latino congregations. For information on registration, becoming an equalization member, or other ways to be involved in the event, please contact Rev. Cesar Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RMC Hispanic/Latino Ministries will be hosting it 4th annual family camping weekend at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp in Bellvue, Colorado on July 8-10. The event is an opportunity for members of our Hispanic/Latino congregations to get away from the city and gather for worship and fellowship in the mountains. The cost of the event is $75 for adults and $42.50 for children ages 4-8. Children under the age of 4 can attend for free. If you are interested in either planning or attending the 2016 Family Camp, please email Rev. Cesar Duran at email@example.com.
Mission U is a cooperative event in the Rocky Mountain Conference sponsored by the United Methodist Women and the broader Church. This year, there will be a Spanish-language Mission U event that will aim to specifically engage our Hispanic/Latino populations in conversations around ministry in a Hispanic/Latino context. The event will take place on July 23 at 9:00AM and the location is at Smoky Hill UMC. For more information contact Rev. Cesar Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCHA - Metodistas Representando la Causa de los Hispano Americanos
Rev. Cesar Duran - Hispanic/Latino Ministry Developer, email@example.com
Please e-mail Rev. Duran if you would like to become involved with Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Rocky Mountain Conference.