Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00am to Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:00am
Pine Knoll Shore, NC (Map)
Ismael Ruiz-Millán
(919) 660-3545

Immersed in the Heart of the Good Shepherd: Retreat for Pastors Serving with the Hispanic/Latino Community

“Porque tuve hambre, y ustedes me dieron de comer; tuve sed, y me dieron de beber; fui forastero, y me dieron alojamiento; necesité ropa, y me vistieron; estuve enfermo, y me atendieron; estuve en la cárcel, y me visitaron…Les aseguro que todo lo que hicieron por uno de mis hermanos, aun por el más pequeño, lo hicieron por mí”. Matthew 25:35-37, 40.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?... Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:35-37, 40.

At this retreat, pastors in ministry or exploring to be in ministry with the Hispanic/Latino community immerse themselves into the heart of the "Good Shepherd" through praise, worship, and theological reflection.

2019 Retreat

At this retreat, we will learn from Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra as she leads participants in a time of reflecting on “Faith Rooted Community Organizing.”

En este retiro, nos sumergiremos en el corazón del "Buen Pastor", a través de la alabanza, adoración y la reflexión teológica. La Rev. Dra. Alexia Salvatierra nos guiará en un tiempo de aprendizaje y reflexión en el tema “Organización Comunitaria Enraizada en la Fe”.

Agenda/Programa

Monday, April 29
Lunes, 29 de Abril
10:00 a.m. Registration / Check-in/ Registro
12:00 p.m. Lunch/Almuerzo
1:30-2:30 p.m. Opening Worship/Servicio de Adoración de Apertura
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break/Receso
2:45-5:30 p.m. Session 1: Encountering the God of Justice on the road-sharing our journeys
  Sesión 1: Encontrando al Dios de Justicia en el Camino-compartiendo nuestras jornadas
5:30 p.m. Dinner/Comida
7:00 p.m. Session 2:  An Integral Mission- the calling and the promise
  Sesión 2: Misión Integral-el llamado y la promesa
   
Tuesday, April 30
Martes, abril 30
7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Desayuno
8:30 a.m. DevotionalDevocional
9:00 a.m. Session 3: Overcoming Barriers and Obstacles
Sesión 3: Sobrepasando Barreras y Obstáculos
10:30 a.m. Break/Receso
10:45 a.m. Session 4: Where are we going?
Sesión 4: ¿Hacia dónde vamos?
12:00 p.m. Lunch/Almuerzo
1:15 p.m. Session 5: Mutual Support
Sesión 5: Apoyo Mutuo
2:30 p.m. Free Time/Dinner on your own
Tiempo Libre/ Cena  por su cuenta
8:00 p.m. Movie Night/Noche de Película
Wednesday, May 1
Miércoles, 1 de mayo
7:30 a.m. Breakfast / Check-out
Desayuno / “Check-out”
9:00 a.m. Panel/Panel
10:30 a.m. Break/Receso
11:00 a.m. Worship and Sending Forth/Servicio de Adoracón de Envio
   

Speaker/Nuestra Facilitadora

Alexia Salvatierra

Alexia SalvatierraRev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of “Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World” (Intervarsity Press) and the founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is a Lutheran pastor with over 40 years of experience in congregational (English and Spanish) and community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational/community organizing and legislative advocacy. She serves as affiliate faculty for the Centro Latino and School of Intercultural Studies for Fuller Theological Seminary and adjunct faculty for the Masters in Urban Studies at Eastern University and Masters in Urban Transformational Leadership program at Azusa Pacific University. She has served as adjunct faculty for a number of other colleges and seminaries in the US and overseas. In addition to coordinating the Welcoming Congregations Network/Guardian Angels Project and assisting at Hope Lutheran Church, she serves as a consultant (training, facilitating, organizing and leading strategic planning) for a variety of national and international organizations, including World Vision, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Christian Community Development Association. She has been a national leader in the areas of working poverty and immigration for over 20 years, including co-founding the national Evangelical Immigration Table, the 2007 New Sanctuary Movement, the Guardian Angels project, and Matthew 25 (a bipartisan Christian network to protect and defend the vulnerable in the name of Jesus.) From 2011-2014, she served as the director of justice for the Southwest California Synod of the ELCA under Bishop Nelson. From 2000 to 2011, she was the executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice—beginning as the director of CLUE in Los Angeles and then as the first CLUE-CA director. CLUE-CA is a statewide alliance of organizations of religious leaders who come together to respond to the crisis of working poverty by joining low-wage workers in their struggle for a living wage, health insurance, fair working conditions and a voice in the decisions that affect them. Under Alexia’s leadership, CLUE-CA became known for its young leaders’ project, the New Sanctuary Movement, and the “Our Children” project in Orange County, which engages immigrant and non-immigrant evangelical congregations in joint ministry to immigrant youth facing deportation. 

Before CLUE-CA, Rev. Dr. Salvatierra founded multiple programs and organizations, in the U.S. and overseas. These included a gang prevention program for at-risk immigrant youth, a community computer center, and an intergenerational community garden where the elderly taught at-risk youth to grow produce for sale as well as a collaborative of students, homeless leaders, and congregation members providing emergency services in the streets of Santa Cruz and the migrant farmworker camps in Watsonville. She was founding director of the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless, a program that integrated social services, community organizing, pastoral care, and economic development for the homeless that was replicated in six U.S .cities. In the Philippines, she trained urban poor women in Manila to serve as chaplains to their neighbors. She has been awarded the Changemaker award from the Liberty Hill Foundation, the Stanton Fellowship from the Durfee Foundation, the Amos Award from Sojourners, the Giants of Justice award from CLUE LA, and the Prime Mover fellowship from the Hunt Alternatives Fund.

La Rev. Dra. Alexia Salvatierra es una Pastora Luterana con más de 40 años de experiencia con ministerios de alcance comunitario, incluyendo el evangelismo integral, desarrollo comunitario, la recaudación de fondos, abogacía legislativa y la organización de la comunidad para la justicia.  Ha trabajado en el campo de inmigración en varios aspectos; era la cofundadora del “New Sanctuary Movement” y La Mesa Evangélica Nacional para la Reforma Inmigratoria, el programa Ángeles de la Guardia y Iglesias de Bienvenida, y M25 (Matthew 25/Mateo 25) – una asociación nacional bipartidista para proteger y defender al vulnerable en el nombre y espíritu de Jesús.

Es la escritora con el Dr. Peter Heltzel del libro “Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World” (Intervarsity Press) y la fundadora de la red “Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork.”  Era Directora de Justicia para el Sínodo Luterana del California Suroeste abajo del liderazgo del Obispo Nelson.  En adición de servir como Pastora Asociada en la iglesia Hope en Hollywood, su trabajo actual incluye trabajando como Profesora Afiliada para el Centro Latino y el programa SIS (La Escuela de Misiones/Estudios Interculturales) de Fuller Theological Seminary, y Profesora Adjunta en Eastern University, Asuza Pacific Seminary, Biola University y Wesley Theological Seminary en Washington DC.  También, ha ensenado para New York Theological Seminary, la Universidad Teológica de la Iglesia Apostólica en Guadalajara, Duke Theological Seminary y Pacific School of Religion.  Su doctorado es en el campo de Missiologia; su tesis enfoco en la capacitación de pastores Hispanos inmigrantes para la misión integral. 

A la vez, trabaja como consultante para una variedad de organizaciones, nacional e internacional, incluyendo World Vision, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship y la Asociación Cristiana para el Desarrollo Comunitario y siete denominaciones cristianas nacionales.

Ha recibido una variedad de premios incluyendo el Changemaker award del Liberty Hill Foundation, Stanton Fellowship del Durfee Foundation, Amos Award de Sojourners, Giants of Justice award de CLUE LA y Prime Mover fellowship del Hunt Alternatives Fund.

Worship Leader/Líder de Alabanza

Robert Rada, Jr.

robert radaRobert was born and raised in Iowa in a Christian home. His family has many pastoral and music gifts, which influenced him from the age of 2 years old. He started playing in a worship team at the age of 12 and started leading worship at 15 years old. After graduating from high school, he moved to Houston, Texas, to study music and respond to his calling in music ministry at Instituto CanZion. After graduating, he moved to North Carolina to work for Instituto CanZion Raleigh as an academic director forming and equipping kids, teens, and adults in music ministry.  Rada is now the director of Instituto Canzion Raleigh. For the past 6 years, he has also been working for Iglesia Fiesta Cristiana as their worship director.  

Robert nació y creció en Iowa en un hogar cristiano. Su familia tiene muchos talentos pastorales y musicales los cuales lo han influenciado desde la edad de 2 años. El empezó a tocar en un grupo de alabanza y adoración desde la edad de 12 años y empezó a liderar a la edad de 15 años. Después de graduarse de la escuela preparatoria, se mudo a Houston, Texas para estudiar música y responder su llamado al ministerio de la música en el Instituto Canzion.  Después de graduarse, se trasladó a Carolina del Norte para trabajar en Instituto Canzion de Raleigh como director académico, formando y equipando niños, adolescentes y adultos  en el ministerio de la música.  Robert es ahora el director del Instituto Canzion Raleigh.  Los últimos 6 años, Robert ha trabajado como director de adoración en la Iglesia Metodista Fiesta Cristiana.

Register/Inscripción

Cost
Costo

Due to the generous funding from The Duke Endowment, the North Carolina Conference, and the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, the registration cost is $150.

Gracias a la generosa contribución del Duke Endowment, la Conferencia de  Carolina del Norte, y  la  Conferencia de Carolina del Oeste, el costo es de $150.

Accommodations
Hospedaje

The cost of the retreat includes two nights in a shared room. There is an additional fee of $100.00 for participants who request a single room.

El registro incluye alojamiento de dos noches en habitación compartida. Hay un cargo adicional de $100.00 si se desea habitación individual.

Trinity Center

618 Salter Path Road

Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Map and Directions
Mapas y Direcciones

Continuing Education Units

Unidades de Educación Continuada

Continuing education units will be granted. The event will be held in English, but Spanish translation will be offered upon request.

Las unidades de educación continua serán concedidas. El evento se llevará a cabo en inglés, pero se ofrecerá traducción al español por petición.

Registración

Registration is limited to 40 participants and ends April 19, 2019.

La inscripción está limitada a 40 participantes y la fecha límite es el 19 de Abril del 2019.