Who We Are
Unidad Cristiana exists as a community that empowers all students of Latino backgrounds to explore, develop, and express their ethnic identity in Christ. We also aim to create awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Latino cultures in the larger Wheaton Community.
Our hope is that, through events and fellowship, we will foster community, relationships with one another, and relationship with God. We use our common love of Latino culture to reach out to students on campus who want to gain a better understanding of what it means to honor God through diversity and heritage.
Our Theme 2013 - 2014: Familia
Familia means family. This is exactly what we want Unidad Cristiana to look like - a family. We want this group to be welcoming, accepting and culturally diverse. We want people to feel comfortable to be themselves, Hispanic or not. We want to pray together, worship together, eat together, have fun together, struggle together, and honor God together.
2013 - 2014 Verse: Philippians 2:1-2
"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind." Essentially, this verse illustrates our vision for Unidad. Believers should, first and foremost, strive to have the mind of Jesus Christ. In everything we do as the family of Unidad Cristiana, we want to first do as the family of God. If we desire the benefits Christ has for us, we must strive to honor Him in all that we do!
Who Can Join
While Unidad exists primarily as a support to Latino students at Wheaton, we also provide numerous opportunities for the rest of campus to engage, learn about, and celebrate Latino cultures. Our primary desire is to see God glorified and honored by our lives, and through Unidad Our goal is that through fellowship within the Wheaton College Community we can encourage both Latino and other culturally diverse students and also promote awareness of the diversity within Latino cultures.