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Marvin Lorenzana

Discipleship Initiatives Director

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Background

Marvin Lorenzana was born in Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras. In 1994, he felt called by God to become a missionary to the third country in the world with the most Hispanics after Mexico and Spain: the United States of America! 

In the USA, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, senior pastor and church planter in assignments in New Orleans, Louisiana; El Paso, Texas; Miami, Florida; and more recently in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is a licensed minister with Mennonite Church USA. Marvin lives in Harrisonburg along with his wife, Mariana, with whom they have raised two children, Pablo (20) and Alexa (17).  

Work

Marvin currently works for Mennonite Mission Network as director for Discipleship Initiatives (MDI). In this role, Marvin functions as a coach for church leaders who are interested in developing a culture of intentional disciple-making within the local congregation. He challenges leaders and churches to go back to the relational roots of the Great Commission.

Education

Marvin has a BS in management and organizational development from Eastern Mennonite University, a master of divinity (MDiv) from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and a doctorate of ministry (DMin) from Asbury Theological Seminary where he was a Beeson Scholar. His "ministry transformational project" (dissertation) title is "Missional Discipleship Initiative: Coaching Leaders to Develop a Discipling Culture within Hispanic Congregations part of Mennonite Church USA."

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Transfondo

Marvin Lorenzana nació en Tegucigalpa, capital de Honduras. En 1994, se sintió llamado por Dios para convertirse en misionero en el tercer país del mundo con más hispanos después de México y España: ¡los Estados Unidos de América!

En los Estados Unidos, ha servido como pastor de jóvenes, pastor asociado, pastor principal y plantador de iglesias en misiones en Nueva Orleans, Louisiana; El Paso, Texas; Miami, Florida; y más recientemente en Harrisonburg, Virginia. Es ministro con licencia en la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. Marvin vive en Harrisonburg junto con su esposa, Mariana, con quien han criado a dos hijos, Pablo (20) y Alexa (17).

Trabajo

Marvin actualmente trabaja para Mennonite Mission Network como director de Iniciativa de Discipulado Misional (IDM). En este papel, Marvin funciona como entrenador de líderes de la iglesia que están interesados en desarrollar una cultura de hacer discípulos intencionales dentro de la congregación local. Desafía a los líderes y las iglesias a volver a las raíces relacionales de la Gran Comisión.

Educación

Marvin tiene una licenciatura en administración y desarrollo organizacional de la Eastern Mennonite University, una maestría en divinidad (MDiv) del Eastern Mennonite Seminary y un doctorado en ministerio cristiano (DMin) del Asbury Theological Seminary donde fue un Beeson Scholar. El título de su "proyecto de transformación ministerial" (disertación) es "Iniciativa de Discipulado Misional: entrenando líderes a cómo desarrollar culturas de discipulado dentro de congregaciones hispanas parte de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.".


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