AN ON-LINE HANDBOOK OF HISPANIC
PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS,
INSTITUTIONS AND MINISTRIES
IN THE USA

Compiled and Edited by the PROLADES Team
Clifton L. Holland, Director of
PROLADES-General Editor
(
PROgrama LatinoAmericano De Estudios Sociorreligiosos -
Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program)

~~ Meet the General Editor ~~


NOTE: the production of information for this website
was concluded on 31 August 2012.


Introduction

Objective - Purpose

Tentative Outline for Proposed Hardcopy Handbook

List of current Advisors (alphabetical order)


The following studies were conducted between January 2010 and August 2012:

A National Survey of Hispanic Protestant Denominations in the USA
Introduction to the Project

Historiography of the Hispanic Protestant Church in the USA
Introduction to the Project

A Study of Hispanic Protestant Mega-Churches in the USA
Introduction to the Project


Access Search Engine of
National USA Hispanic Protestant Congregational Database

(currently there are 23,189 local Hispanic church listings;
new listings will be added on a regular basis as new data become available)

NOTE: 14,400 local churches are listed as Spanish-speaking (62%); 8,676 are English-speaking (37%);
67 are bilingual (Spanish & English) and 49 are Portuguese-speaking (the last two combined total about 1%);
the majority of the English-speaking churches are located in high-density Hispanic communities.
(as reported on 15 July 2012)

Form for adding new information to the Hispanic USA Database

Form for correcting information currently available in the Hispanic USA Database

Summary Report: Chart of the Distribution of Known Hispanic Protestant
Congregations by States and Census Regions, 15 July 2012

Table of USA Hispanic Population Distribution with
Estimated Number of Hispanic Protestant Congregations
by Specified Geographical Areas, 15 July 2012

Statistical Report on the Hispanic-USA Database:
Number of congregations by denomination or category,
sorted by classification code, 15 July 2012

Statistical Report on the Hispanic-USA Database:
Number of congregations by denomination or category,
sorted by number of churches in online database, 15 July 2012

NOTE: 17.3% of the denominations/categories (39 largest out of 225)
have 86% of the local churches in our national HS-USA database (total = 23,189).


HISPANIC / LATINO POPULATION INFORMATION - 2010 CENSUS

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HISPANIC / LATINO POPULATION INFORMATION: 2002-2007


National Hispanic Interdenominational Organizations

AETH
Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana

AMEN

Alianza de Ministerios Evangélicos Nacionales

COMHINA
Cooperación Misionera de los Hispanos de Norteamerica

CONLAMIC
National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders

NHCLC
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference


A Working List of Hispanic Faith-Based Networks

Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame University:
A National Directory of Latino-Serving Faith-Based Organizations


Programs of University-based Hispanic Theological Education


Reference Material:
Additional Studies by other organizations


Reference Material:
Articles on Hispanic USA Church Growth & Related Issues

"New Christian Culture Emerges As Churches Appeal to Latinos"
(James Blair, Christian Science Monitor, August 28, 1997)

"Hispanc Protestantism in the United States: Trends by Decade and Generation"
(Larry L. Hunt, Social Forces, Volume 77, Issue 4: 1601-1624)

"Catching Up With Hispanics"
(Rodolpho Carrasco, Christianity Today Library, 2001)

"The Hispanic Challenge"
(Jeff M. Sellers, Christianity Today, May 16, 2002)

"Hispanic Protestant Churches
Experiencing Huge Growth in USA"

(Christian News Service, February 9, 2003)

Despite Protestant Growth, Hispanic Catholicism Holds Steady in U.S.
(Christianity Today article by Jeff Sellers, 2003)

The Community Serving Activities of
Hispanic Protestant Congregations

(Amy Sherman:  December 2003)

Good News from the Hispanic Church
(Amy Sherman: August 15, 2004)

Latino Religion in the US: Demographic Shifts and Trends
(Bruce Murray, FACSNET:  March 29, 2005)

A Guide to Hispanics and Religion in the U.S.
(ReligionLink.org: December 4, 2006)

The Rise of Pentecostal Churches
(ReligionNewsBlog.com • Posted: Wednesday January 17, 2007)

Hispanics Transforming U.S. Religion
(
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Posted: Thursday April 26, 2007

Older generations mourn as young Hispanics
turn away from the Catholic Church

(ReligionNewsBlog.com • Posted: Wednesday January 30, 2008)

National Survey of Latino Protestants: Immigration and the 2008 Election
(Faith in Public Life: October 16, 2008)

Survey Shows How the Faith of America’s Hispanics Has Changed
(The Barna Research Group, July 2009)

Census Data Show Signs of a Hispanic Boom
(Chris Good, The Atlantic, 15 February 2011)

See the Library of Materials available from the
Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame University


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