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1 HISPANIC PROFILE 2010 Implications for the Assemblies of God Daniel R. Sánchez, Ph.D.

2 SOURCES This presentation is based following sources: 1. The Pew Hispanic Center 2. The U.S. Census Bureau 3. The Brookings Institution 4. The Center on Urban Metropolitan Policy 5. Hispanic American Religious Cultures 6. Daniel Sánchez, PhD Thesis, Oxford 7. Books & Articles

3 REALITY # 1 The Hispanic American population continues to grow exponentially

4 Since 1980 The Hispanic Population Has Tripled 15 MILLION (1980) 46 MILLION (2008) ( Source: Pew Hispanic Center

5 Hispanics Projected to Triple Again Hispanics Projected to Triple Again Population in millions Source: Pew Hispanic Center population estimates & projections (2008).

6 Change in Hispanic Population From 2000 has grown by almost 1.5 million a year 2008 Population 2000 Population Change 2000 to 2008 % Change 2000 to 2008 Total46,822,47635,204,40811,617, %

7 Hispanic Births Exceed Immigrants from 2000; Percent Foreign-Born Has PEAKED Source: Pew Hispanic Center population estimates & projections (2008). *Not Hispanic.

8 Hispanic Growth by Births Exceeded Growth by Immigration 2008 Population 2000 Population Percent 2008Percent 2000 Native Born28,985,16921,072, %59.9% Foreign Born17,837,30914,132, %40.1% Total46,822,47135,204, %

9 Even if immigration were to stop, Hispanics would grow by 1 Million a year 2008 Population 2000 Population Change 2000 to 2008 Growth 2000 to 2008 Total46,822,47635,204,40811,617,996Almost 1.5 million a year Native Born28,985,16921,072,230 7,912,939Almost a million a year Foreign Born17,837,30714,132,250 3,705,057Almost half a million a year

10 QUESTION If the Hispanic Population is multiplying, are we multiplying in the number of converts and churches?

11 REALITY # 2 Hispanics continue to spread throughout the country faster than any previous immigrant group

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16 Hispanic Population By States StateHispanic Population Total Population% Hispanic California13,434,89636,756, Texas 8,815,58224,326, Florida 3,846,26718,328, New York 3,232,36019,490, Arizona 1,964,625 6,500, Illinois 1,961,84312,901, New Jersey 1,424,069 8,682, Colorado 993,843 4,939, New Mexico 895,150 1,984, Georgia 780,408 9,685,

17 Hispanic Population By States StateHispanic Population Total Population% Hispanic North Carolina678,032 9,222, Nevada672,393 3,600, Washington642,959 6,549, Pennsylvania588,95012,484, Massachusetts556,573 6,497, Virginia556,002 7,769, Connecticut424,191 3,501, Oregon417,152 3,790, Michigan408,695 10,003, Maryland372,650 5,633,

18 Hispanic Population By States StateHispanic Population Total Population% Hispanic Utah323,938 2,736, Indiana322,148 6,367, Ohio296,05911,485, Wisconsin286,058 6,376, Oklahoma278,676 3,642, Kansas268, , Tennessee234,868 6,214, Minnesota217,551 5,220, Missouri182,059 5,911, South Carolina177,999 4,479,

19 Hispanic Population By States StateHispanic Population Total Population% Hispanic Idaho159,2571,523, Arkansas155,3092,855, Louisiana152,7814,410, Nebraska147,9682,855, Alabama128,5864,661, Iowa124,0303,021, Rhode Island120,6621,050, Hawaii108,6631,288, Kentucky100,3664,269, Delaware 62, ,

20 Hispanic Population By States StateHispanic Population Total Population% Hispanic Mississippi56,6322,938, D.C.51, , Wyoming43, , New Hampshire39,123 1,315, Alaska37, , Montana31, , South Dakota22, , West Virginia21,400 1,814, North Dakota13, , Maine12,700 1,316, Vermont 6, ,2701.1

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23 QUESTIONS 1. What are the areas across the country where we urgently need more evangelistic efforts and churches to reach Hispanics? 2. Do we have a population to church ratio? (e.g., 1 church per __ persons) –One area 1:500; another area 1: 2,00) 3. What strategy do we have to reach them?

24 REALITY # 3 There is significant diversity in the Hispanic population ( Source: Pew Hispanic Center, Roberto Suro and Jeffery S. Passel, The Rise of the Second Generation, October, 2003) ( Source: Pew Hispanic Center, Roberto Suro and Jeffery S. Passel, The Rise of the Second Generation, October, 2003)

25 GENERATIONAL DIVERSITY GenerationTotal Percent (In Millions) (Of Hispanic Pop) 1 st nd rd (Source: Pew Hispanic Center, Roberto Suro and Jeffery S. Passel, The Rise of the Second Generation, October, 2003)

26 PROJECTIONS Generation %% %% 1 st nd rd Until 2020 the 1 st generation will be the largest 2. The 3 rd generation will remain about one third 3. From 2020 on, the 2 nd generation will be the largest

27 LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY Gen SpanishBilingualEnglish Gen SpanishBilingualEnglish DominantDominant DominantDominant 1 st 72%24%4% 2 nd 7%47%46% 2 nd 7%47%46% 3 rd+ 0%22%78%

28 CHALLENGES 1. Reaching and discipling the immigrant generation primarily utilizing the Spanish language 2. Reaching and discipling the 2 nd and 3 rd generation with bi- lingual and English-dominant strategies

29 COUNTRY OF ORIGIN DIVERSITY GroupNumberPercent Mexican30,746, Puerto Rican 4,150, All other (Spanish/Hispanic) 1,77, Cuban 1,631, Salvadoran 1,560, Dominican 1.334, Guatemalan 985, Colombian 881, Spaniard 629, Honduran 607, Ecuadorian 590, Peruvian 519,

30 Country of Origin GroupNumberPercent Nicaraguan351, Venezuelan210, Argentinean204, Panamanian153, Chilean127, Costa Rican121, Bolivian 93, Uruguayan 60, Other Central American 43, Other South American 21, Paraguayan 18,3650,0 Total46,882,476100

31 ASSIMILATION STAGE DIVERSITY Contributing Factors 1. Schooling – From day one kids start learning English & about the American Culture 2. Media (Radio, TV, Movies, Music, etc.) 3. Peer Group – Classmates, friends

32 Assimilation Stage Diversity Social Contacts & Language Gen. Outside Contacts Language Contacts Language 1st Few Spanish 2nd Some Bilingual (Spanish dominant) 3rd Many Bilingual (English dominant) 4th Most English (only)

33 ECONOMIC STATUS DIVERSITY 2 nd and 3 rd generation Hispanics have made significant strides financially yet typically newly arrived Hispanics have the most difficult time financially

34 Financial Needs Some Hispanics have great financial needs 1/3 of Hispanic children live below the poverty level Ministry Implications

35 Purchasing Power Projections The purchasing power of Hispanics will grow from: The purchasing power of Hispanics will grow from: One trillion in 2008 to to 2.5 trillion in 2020 Stewardship implications? Church planting vision?

36 REALITY # 4 Hispanic Americans are the group with the largest percentage of children and young people

37 HISPANIC MEDIAN AGE (27) HISPANIC MEDIAN AGE (27) Source: Current Population Survey, March 2000

38 YOUTH In America, one in five people under the age of 18 is Hispanic.In America, one in five people under the age of 18 is Hispanic. Source: Dvera Cohn, Washington Post

39 GOSPEL RECEPTIVITY Hispanic children and youth are generally more receptive to the Evangelical Message than their parents Source: Pew Hispanic Center, 2002 National Survey of Latinos, 53.

40 Hispanic Churches In American Public Life Pew Center & Notre Dame U. Affiliation 1 ST Generation 2 nd Generation 3 rd Generation Catholic74%72%62% Evangelical15%20%29%

41 IMPLICATIONS 1. Winning and discipling children 2. Winning and discipling youth 3. Training teachers for both 4. Training ministers of children, youth 5. Sensitizing pastors to this challenge

42 REALITY # 5 Hispanics are showing more receptivity to the evangelical message than ever before in the history of this country

43 Hispanics and Denominations Percent Catholic | Protes/Evan | Other Christian | Other Faiths | Secular

44 Hispanics Views of Religious Groups Percent Favorable | Unfavorable | No Opinion

45 Catholic Hispanics and Views of Other Religious Groups Percent Favorable | Unfavorable | No Opinion

46 Evangelical Hispanics and Views of Other Religious Groups Percent Favorable | Unfavorable | No Opinion

47 % of Hispanics Who Are Born-Again or Evangelical Christians

48 NATIONAL ORIGIN & Religious Affiliation Country/Area % Evangelical Central America 29% Puerto Rico 29%; Cuba 20% South America 18% Mexico 16% Dominican Republic 15%; All other Hispanics 38%.

49 Latest PEW Study More than 50% of Hispanics are seeking a more direct and personal relationship with God than what they find in their traditional (Catholic) religious practices Pew Hispanic Center, Changing Faiths: Latinos and Transformation of American Religion. 2007

50 EVANGELISTIC IMPLICATIONS The Hispanic fields are white unto harvest The religious background of many Hispanics favorably predisposes them to the evangelical message if it is presented in a positive, sensitive way Most of our church members need to be trained on how to share the good news with Roman Catholic friends.

51 CONCLUSIONS 1. Overall findings suggest the need for new ways of thinking and strategizing regarding the Hispanic population in this country Examples: K-Mart, Chase Bank (Source: Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation, 2002 National Survey of Latinos

52 CONCLUSIONS 2. Many Hispanic immigrants are already evangelical or are very receptive to the gospel. This has significant implications for evangelism and church planting among Hispanics. (Source: Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation, 2002 National Survey of Latinos

53 CONCLUSIONS 3. Two processes – assimilation and immigration – are taking place side-by- side in the Hispanic communities, often within a single family We need many Spanish-speaking as well as bi-lingual churches (Source: Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation, 2002 National Survey of Latinos

54 CONCLUSIONS 4. Because Hispanics are spreading throughout the country so rapidly we desperately need many new Hispanic churches in many cities and towns across America. (Source: Latino Growth in Metropolitan America, The Brookings Institution Center on Urban & Metropolitan Policy and the Pew Hispanic Center) (Source: Latino Growth in Metropolitan America, The Brookings Institution Center on Urban & Metropolitan Policy and the Pew Hispanic Center)

55 CONCLUSIONS 5. The Hispanic population has tripled in the last 35 years and will triple again in the next 45 years. Have the number of Hispanic churches tripled? Will they triple in the future? (Source: Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation, 2002 National Survey of Latinos

56 CONCLUSIONS 6. There is a need for denominational strategists to adapt quickly to vast change presents special challenges in metro areas that started with small Hispanic populations and have experienced sudden, substantial growth. (Source: Latino Growth in Metropolitan America, The Brookings Institution Center on Urban & Metropolitan Policy and the Pew Hispanic Center)

57 Hispanic Profile 1. The Hispanic population is growing exponentially – (are we – in evangelism & church planting?) 2. Hispanics continue to spread throughout the country – (where do we need churches the most?) 3. There is significant socio-cultural diversity among Hispanic (whats our strategy to reach all segments?)

58 Hispanic Profile 4. Hispanics have the largest % of children and youth (whats our strategy to reach and disciple them?) 5. Hispanics are now more receptive to the Gospel message than ever before (what are we doing to maximize our outreach to them?)

59 CHALLENGE The explosive growth of the Hispanic population coupled with their unprecedented response to the Gospel requires that extraordinary measures be taken to bring in the harvest that the Lord has placed before us. Source: Daniel Sanchez

60 OUR RESPONSE HOW WILL LIFEWAY RESPOND HOW WILL LIFEWAY RESPOND TO THIS CHALLENGE?

61 Resources To obtain additional copies of this presentation of purchase the book Hispanic Realities Impacting America visit the Church Starting Network website You may contact Dr. Sanchez through his address Or call

62 % of Hispanic Catholics Who Are Charismatics

63 % of Hispanic Protestants Who Are Pentecostals or Charismatics

64 % Who Say Religion is Very Important

65 % Who Attend Church Weekly

66 % Who Pray Daily Among those who belong to a particular religion

67 % Who Say Miracles Still Occur Today as in Ancient Times Among those who belong to a particular religion

68 % Who Say Jesus Will Return to Earth in My Lifetime Among those who belong to a particular religion


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