New Xulon Guide is Vital for the Leadership of Immigrant Churches

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Melendres reaches and empowers an overlooked niche within the church body.

EMPOWERING IMMIGRANTS: Leadership Development of an Immigrant Church

Though the Church also began to engage in cell groups and house churches, the lack of leadership training still needs to be addressed.

Ferdinand V. Melendres has penned the new book, EMPOWERING IMMIGRANTS: Leadership Development of an Immigrant Church, ($16.49, paperback, 9781498412575; $8.99, e-book, 9781498412582) in order to enlighten the minds of the pastors and church leaders whose parishioners are mostly immigrants, and to train them to do their respective ministries effectively. The motivation behind producing this text is the corporate goal of widespread growth and transformation throughout the whole church body. The author wisely points out that this objective depends solely on leadership development.

“Many churches today [whose members are mostly immigrants] are experiencing some growth, however it was observed that some things were lacking in the immigrant churches in America,” states the author. “Though the Church also began to engage in cell groups and house churches, the lack of leadership training still needs to be addressed. This book was written to address these issues.”

Ferdinand V. Melendres is a graduate with a M.Div., and a Doctor of Ministry. This book received an “Excellence in Ministry” award at the New York Theological Seminary in 2014. The author immigrated to the U.S., and experienced many of the hardships of being an immigrant. Later on, he was imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for preaching the gospel. Ferdinand has been in the mission field for more than twenty-five years, teaching and preaching the Word in Asia, the Middle East, the Holy Land, Europe, and the U.S. As he traveled, the author saw the needs of training the leaders particularly the pastors whose membership are mostly immigrants.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order EMPOWERING IMMIGRANTS: Leadership Development of an Immigrant Church through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Ferdinand V. Melendres
Email: fvmelendres(at)yahoo(dot)com

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