January 14, 2019

American Latinos Congregating Apart from Catholicism: A Conversation with Gerardo Martí


Center for Congregations CRG Director Aaron Spiegel spoke with Gerardo Martí about his recent CRG guest blog post. Gerardo is a professor, researcher and author of Latino Protestants in America. Below are highlights of their conversation. Aaron: What are the primary motivators for American Latinos moving from Catholicism to Protestantism? Gerardo: Roman Catholic observers have…

October 22, 2018

The Multicultural Congregation


I’m having more conversations with congregations that characterize themselves as multicultural. For example, I met with a governing board of a Caucasian congregation that had recently welcomed 20 refugees from Ethiopia. A board member said, “We sing songs that are new to us.” Another pastor called the Center for Congregations looking for resources related to talking…