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MACU Offers Free Conferences to Hispanic Community during Pandemic

 In All Church of God, CHOG, Colleges & Universities, The Way

By Whitney Knight

To support the Spanish-speaking community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mid-America Christian University’s Thomas School of International Studies (TSIS) is offering a month-long series of free virtual conferences on relevant topics. The series is titled Navegar Sin Naufragar, which translates in English to “sailing without sinking.”

“We are living in unprecedented times. What was normal for us is no longer possible,” said TSIS program director Anna Melody Macri. “We need to open possibilities in a world which is facing discouragement, fear and anxiety.”

Macri said she believes the community needs to hear something to bring them encouragement, peace, and hope for the future.

“Bringing together voices of international experts to share not only their perspective, but also their experience, is an initiative that MACU and TSIS, together with the Christian Business Men’s Connection, is making possible for our Spanish-speaking community,” she said.

The conferences, which are led by influential leaders and professionals in the Hispanic community, will be streamed live at 10 AM on Saturdays and 7 PM on Thursdays throughout the month of April. Topics will include how to make informed financial decisions during the COVID-19 crisis, stress management, leadership techniques, prioritization, the role of entrepreneurs in the pandemic, and more. The project’s inaugural stream on April 4 covered biblical principles to face economic crises and saw more than 140 attendees from across the world, including in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the United States, and Venezuela.

Attendees can sign up for free or view previous sessions by visiting www.macu.edu/tsis/seminars. A complete list of upcoming speakers and topics can also be viewed on the website.

Through TSIS, MACU also provides additional resources for Spanish-speaking individuals. An online master of arts in leadership degree is offered entirely in Spanish. In addition, the university’s Bethel Bible Series, a resource for churches and individuals to study the New and Old Testaments, is available in Spanish.

MACU’s Thomas School of International Studies was founded in 2005 to help individuals in Central and South America qualify for high-level leadership positions in business, education, government, and ministry.

Mid-America Christian University offers more than a hundred degree and certificate programs covering many specific fields. MACU is dedicated to offering a quality, affordable Christian education to traditional high school seniors, college transfers and busy adults who are looking to finish their education, pursue graduate work or get a college degree for the first time. MACU is an endorsed agency of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Visit www.macu.edu for more information.

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