Assessing Latinamente the Preparation of Latin@s for Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Full Title
Assessing Latinamente, the Preparation of Latin@s for Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Latin@s represent 71% of the Catholic Church's growth, yet this population remains understudied, particularly Latin@ lay ministers. This thesis-project assessed Latin@ lay ecclesial ministers' preparation in terms of a Latin@ understanding of teologĂ­a and pastoral en/de conjunto. To provide this assessment, a theo-pastoral method, inspired by Latin@ theological and ministerial constructs, was designed, and an electronic survey was developed to collect data. The pool of respondents was 382. The thesis-project provides a more detailed profile of Latin@s in ministry, assesses the integration of Latin@ theological concepts and lived experience in their ministerial preparation, and points toward areas in need of further attention.
Degree Granting Institution
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project