What is your ministry?
My ministry is reaching Spanish urban professionals with the gospel of Jesus. I come alongside young people, middle and older adults (Spaniards primarily) who are believers, helping them to not only grow in their relationship with Christ but also understand how to share their faith and guide others into a personal relationship with Christ. In an extremely secular culture that is Spain (less than 1/2 of 1 percent are followers of Christ) they face a culture that is critical and combative toward Christianity, or at best sees it as irrelevant. My mentoring and training takes the form of meeting one-on-one with believers, or talking to churches or groups of believers.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I would like to be better equipped to talk with people in a relevant, realistic, non-“religious” (without using “Christianese”) way about the issues and objections and barriers they are encountering that may be hindering them from coming to Christ. I don’t want to argue better or debate better. That serves no purpose, as winning an argument or debate is not going to help that person come to know Christ personally. I want to be able to walk
people through their questions and issues with grace and love, trusting in the conviction of the Holy Spirit as they encounter their sin and need for a Saviour.
What is your leadership role?
I am a career missionary with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, serving in Madrid Spain since 2002. My focus is on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, centered on reaching Spanish urban professionals.