Caminantes means "walkers." Through a Caminantes program for students and one for pastors, fellow sojourners encounter Christ while practicing and honing skills for ministry among Latinos.
Estudiantes Caminantes is a group of fellow sojourners who seek to encounter Christ on the roads connecting Duke Divinity School to the world.
The group meets every week for spiritual formation from a Hispanic Methodist perspective. In these meetings, participants have the opportunity to practice and hone skills for ministry among Latinos. Together the group reads the Bible in Spanish, discusses texts emerging from the Latino community, and learns how to praise and pray in the language of the barrio.
In addition to these meetings, the caminantes have the opportunity to attend a spiritual retreat in the fall semester in preparation for an encounter with the Methodist church in Latin America during the spring semester.
The Pastores Caminantes is for pastors with heart and passion who minister for and with the Hispanic/Latino community. Participants encounter Jesus through meeting new people in unexpected places and in unpredictable situations.
Pastores Caminantes is made up of to 12 fellow sojourners who seek to encounter Christ on the roads connecting the Western and North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church with the Hispanic/Latino community.
The group meets periodically for spiritual formation from a Hispanic/Latino Methodist perspective. In these meetings, participants will have the opportunity to practice and hone skills for ministry among Latinos. Together the group will read the Bible in Spanish, discuss texts emerging from the Latino community, and engage in conversation with leaders already serving the Hispanic/Latino community in North Carolina.