North Central is actively reaching out to the community in northern Indianapolis with numerous activities for the Hispanic community. This ethnic group represents some of the newer members of our geographic community. The main purpose of the Hispanic ministry is two-fold. First, is to reach out to Hispanics with the love of Christ through assisting in meeting the concerns of this community. The second is to present the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ to those that we contact.
FriendSpeak is an outreach of the Hispanic Ministry focused on helping international people (both locally and around the world) improve their English through friendships and the Word of God.
We do this by equipping English-speaking Christians to serve as “conversation partners” with international students. Volunteers meet weekly with students one-on-one (currently via Zoom) for English conversation practice. At present, there are thirteen students and seven volunteers. While most of the volunteer base is local, North Central’s FriendSpeak online version allows volunteers to meet with people in other countries. North Central volunteers currently have students in Ecuador, Honduras and Nicaragua. No mission trip required! For more information, use the form below to contact us.
Contact the FriendSpeak Team for Volunteer Information
Additional Outreach Activities
Twice a year the Hispanic Ministry joins with the We Care, We Share ministry to offer assistance to the local community. The two events are a school supply assistance program in August and a Christmas assistance program in December. Participants in these programs are chosen based on needs.
In addition, the Hispanic ministry offers teaching and consultation to help the Hispanic population confront the challenges experienced in learning to adjust to life in the USA.
Spanish Worship & Bible Study
Weekly the Hispanic group of North Central, called Renacimiento (Rebirth), offers Spanish language worship on Saturday evening via Zoom and Sunday mornings at 10:45 am. For more information on worship times, contact Walter Castro, Hispanic Minister. This activity is designed to meet the needs of Spanish speakers who desire to worship God in Spanish through songs,
In addition to the Saturday and Sunday activities, numerous opportunities are offered throughout the week for further study of the Bible in Spanish. These studies are designed to introduce students to the Bible, build biblical knowledge, and help students apply the Bible to their everyday lives in a meaningful way.
Because the children and youth of Hispanic families are frequently more comfortable speaking English, we encourage them to participate in the children and youth activities of the Anglo church. In 2009 Hispanic youth began participating with other youth of the congregation in the outstanding Christian development program, Leadership Training for Christ.
Renacimiento Hispanic Minister Contact
317.846.8166 Extensión 60