The Church2Church fellowship (De Iglesia a Iglesia) brought together more than 100 Hispanic Southern Baptists on Sunday (June 10) for a unity service in Dallas at Primera Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida.
The fellowship was officially formed last year during the SBC’s annual meeting in Phoenix for the purpose of uniting Hispanic churches and pastors to further the Gospel.
Robert Lopez, co-founder of the fellowship, and Ramon Osorio, Hispanic church planting catalyst with the North American Mission Board, addressed the 10 a.m. service marked by a sense of fellowship among attendees of all ages and backgrounds.
Nueva Vida pastor David Galvan extended a welcome to those who were visiting; the church’s worship team led in English and Spanish worship songs.
Lopez, pastor of Iglesia Highland in Ocala, Fla., shared a special statement on behalf of the fellowship’s leadership, saying in part:
“We declare we are ready today to work under the leadership of the Executive Committee of the SBC…. We are ready for unity … to break the chains that keep us apart.”
Osorio’s message, titled “One for All and All for One,” focused on unity, taking note of factors that destroy unity and how to overcome them.
Drawing from 1 Corinthians 12:18-21, Osorio noted that “God has blessed us in many ways but instead of bringing us together, it is separating us because we are not viewing the blessings correctly or understanding God correctly.”
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Source: Baptist Press