Opportunities to be involved with churches and communities in Greater Charleston continues to grow:

· 2 circuits of Celebrate Recovery at Portside Baptist Church and
College Park Baptist Church - starting soon

· 2 classes of Spanish as a Second Language at Northwood Baptist Church and College Park Baptist Church - starting soon

· 2 ESL classes in the North Charleston area

· 5 church planters in the evaluation process with the State Convention preparing to plant new churches

· Guatemalan Consulate at Portside Baptist on July 13-14th; expecting around 1500 people

· 4th of July celebration, connecting with the Ethnic Community
representing different countries with 2000 in attendance.

· Prayer walking neighborhoods and leaving contact information with each home so they can connect with prayer team members - goal of 1200 homes prayed for by year end

 · We are connecting with all the ethnic pastors at the association facilities in the month of August to invite them to the table and to be part of the Saturate seminar

· Our Center of Capacitation for Pastors and Leaders is discussing the possibility with Dr. Daniel Sanches and Southwestern Baptist Seminary to have the certification for our 28 students in the future from SWBTS and BTCP, as our students have been in our Center for the last two years

· We are exploring a partnership in the cities of Hilton Head and Bluffton, where we help pastor Lievano and church planter Silvano to start two new groups which meet in two different local churches

· The future of planting churches in our greater Charleston region looks fantastic. We are extending our reach into the cities of Summerville, Ladson, and Goose Creek, Hanahan, and North Charleston, where we have 5 life groups meeting currently. The attendance for these life groups is between 50 to 70 people, with a huge community from Honduras and Venezuela

· We are thankful for the great blessings of the Lord and great possibilities for new churches in our area. Ladson has a great number of Brazilians and we ask for your payers as we need leaders for this ethnic group

God has been good to our Ethnic Ministry, we praise the Lord for allowing the Charleston Baptist Association to make a difference in our State.

The very best to you all!!

For more info, contact:  Jerry Zapata
Ethnic Ministry Associate  -