This article discerns insights from three communication theories to inform ministry with pre-Christian Hispanics in the USA. Pearce’sCoordinated Management of Meaning theory speaks of the coconstruction of social realities in diverse circumstances. Christians have experienced what it is to be diverse and yet through Jesus’ love be able to co-construct an identity that focuses on our shared commitmentto Him and His purposes. Combining our experience with insights from Pearce would equip us to contribute to the process of identity construction that Hispanics engage in. Baxter and Montgomery's Relational Dialectics Theory could guide congregations in helping families plot a course through the complexities of relationships. Finally, Hammerback and Jensen's theory of Reconstitutive Rhetoric helps us undersland the value of inviting pre-Christian Hispanics to embrace a new identity that not only tells them how to act but also who to be.
Dunn, D. W. (2009). Insights from Communication Theories that Inform Ministry with Pre-Christian Hispanics in the USA. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 20(1), 37-50. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol20/iss1/3