VACAVILLE, Calif.—At the Annual Bible Conference of the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches, attendees were encouraged to be faithful and fervent in ministry. They not only gained knowledge and ideas for American ministries but also learned a great deal about the Hispanic culture from Alberto Marquez (an Avondale, Ariz., church planter with Baptist Church Planters), Herb Taylor (director of BCP’s Hispanic ministries), and Jose Talavera (a church planter in Belmont and Hayward, Calif.), who all spoke in the final session on Thursday.
On the Saturday following the conference, Vacaville and Ducor, Calif., were the sites of a planning session and a “Heart for Hispanics” seminar. Marquez, Taylor, and Talavera teamed up with Fernando Sanchez, pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista, Ducor; Victor Ordonez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista la Fe, Strathmore; and Ron Schrock, CARBC state representative, to facilitate these events.
Attendees were greatly blessed by messages on “Gaining a Heart and Vision for Our Hispanic Neighbors,” “Effective Evangelism,” “Lost and Profits,” and “Developing Gifts and Skills for God’s Service,” plus a brainstorming session and a breakout session for men and women.
The seminar was a special event full of ideas for enthusiastically ministering with excellence. Another seminar is desired for next year, plus the possibility of a Hispanic family retreat