Hispanic parents who speak Spanish to their children declines across immigrant generations

Being Hispanic does not mean you automatically speak Spanish. My ancestors came from Germany and the language is not in my vocabulary. How these children of immigrants meet Jesus and worship needs to be considered in church planting and outreach. Spanish also needs to be offered as needed for discipleship and following Jesus as well.


40 million in the US speak Spanish at home (US second language)
61% of Hispanic immigrants are Spanish dominant
32% are bilingual
6% of second-generation Hispanics are Spanish dominant
<1% of third or higher generation Hispanics are Spanish dominant
7% of immigrant HIspanics are English dominant
75% of third-generation Hispanics are English dominant

Intergenerational outreach and discipleship need to consider these figures when planning and being involved in these ministries.

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