With such massive numbers, there is a massive need. Spanish-speaking ministries need resources.
Ashland, OR (PRWEB) July 13, 2011
Churches need high-quality Christian media, and for eight years, Sharefaith has been meeting that need. Beginning at the end of July, Sharefaith will reach even more churches by offering Spanish-language resources on their site.
Churches in the United States are changing—in a big way. As churches seek ways to reach their community, they are finding that some in their community speak Spanish, not English. Reaching these people effectively means communicating clearly, in Spanish. Thus, the change that American churches are experiencing is the growing involvement in the Spanish-speaking communities around them.
Today, Spanish-speaking churches are mushrooming both in size and quantity. In 1995, there were nearly 24,000 Spanish-speaking Protestant churches in the United States. Today, some estimate that there are as many as 66,000 Hispanic Protestant churches. Not included in this estimate is the number of English-speaking churches who have Spanish ministries. If these joint-ministries are included, the number could be as high as 150,000. Many of these Spanish ministries are huge, with attendances as high as 6,000. Today, there are an estimated 9 million Hispanic Protestants in the United States.
With such massive numbers, there is a massive need. Spanish-speaking ministries need resources. English only congregations have no shortage of options to choose from, but for the Spanish-speaking assemblies, few choices are available.
Sharefaith, the world's largest church media provider, has launched a new way to meet the need for Spanish-speaking resources. "Churches today use media," said Hein van Wyk, Sharefaith's CEO. "Spanish-speaking churches are no different. We are convinced that these churches deserve the best in Christian media today." This realization by the Sharefaith team launched a series of preparations for Spanish-language media, including consulting with Hispanic church leaders and pastors.
Beginning in July, Sharefaith's website, http://www.sharefaith.com, will feature new Spanish-language resources. First, Sharefaith will release Spanish-language PowerPoints, and will continue adding Spanish-language resources as they do with their English language materials. Up to 85% of the 38,000 designs on Sharefaith's site are currently suitable for Spanish-language use, since the customization of the designs is up to the user. Spanish speaking users can even use Sharefaith's free church website service. Many Hispanic churches and ministries already use Sharefaith, but the new Spanish-language designs will furnish churches with even better resources for their ministry.
Serving over 18,000 churches, Sharefaith's mission is to help Christian leaders achieve excellence in communication. As the foremost provider of church visual media solutions, Sharefaith serves churches of all sizes and denominations. Through a membership-based website, Sharefaith offers a complete range of communication designs for the modern church, including beautiful video backgrounds, fresh PowerPoint templates, aesthetic bulletin covers, stunning worship slides, attractive flyers, and a variety of other powerful communication tools. Sharefaith offers an intuitive site design, making it simple for anyone to find and download any of the more than 38,000 designs. Now, Sharefaith customers can also create a unique, professional church website for free. Sharefaith is a leading creative force in church media innovation, and provides an all-in-one solution for the church's digital and print needs. Customers can register for a free two-week trial at Sharefaith.com.