The LHMI board of directors voted unanimously at their Nov. 3, 2017 meeting to implement a third Partners in Latino Ministries Conference in El Paso October 16-18, 2019. This maintains the pace of one conference every three years.
This highly interactive conference plays a critical role in the ongoing professional development of Hispanic ministry-related workers. It is also a forum which facilitates peer networking nationwide and access to resources in an uplifting, spiritually nurturing setting.
PalmCon II was held October 19-21, 2016 in El Paso, Texas. PalmCon III has been scheduled for October 16-18, 2019! Registration is now available. Click Here
Hispanic Ministry in the U.S. is both a challenging and a rewarding job. It can also be a lonely job! Often it seems that resources, counsel, or even sympathetic shoulders to lean on, are hard to find. You have been there, I know, wondering “who can I talk to?” or “where can I go to find what I need?” or “who can I pray with?” At the Lutheran Hispanic Missionary Institute (LHMI), we have been wrestling with many of the same issues … and we want to do something to help.
We are hosting a conference to facilitate sharing and to establish a network of partners in Hispanic ministry, partners who can link hands to serve these needs and each other. This conference is called PALMCON – the “Partners in Latino Ministries Conference.”
This is the third, one-of-a-kind conference, that seeks to bring together a spectrum of Hispanic ministry workers, from the veterans to the neophytes, from those who are “fully engaged” to those who are “just thinking about it,” for the purposes of sharing, learning, and praying together. The conference is an interactive event where speakers, panelists, and attendees have an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences and yes, worship together.