Convencion Bautista Hispana de Texas (Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas) requests a five-year grant for the Conexión Pastors Initiative program, an effort to provide Hispanic Baptist pastors opportunities to form healthy relationships with their peers and to explore together the unique challenges and demands of their ministry settings. Building on the success of its Compañerismos program (which supports local Hispanic fellowship groups), the program will organize up to 400 pastors into 40 pastoral fellowship groups during the five-year grant period. Each group will follow a learning plan designed by the participating pastors that address the various challenges they face in ministry, including intergenerational and first-generation immigrant issues, diverse language usage, and the rapidly changing cultural needs of their communities. The 40 fellowship groups also will meet annually at a large retreat. To sustain this program, Convencion Bautista Hispana de Texas will work closely with key churches in the Hispanic Baptist Churches of Texas and collaboratively with key partners, including the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Baptist University of the Americas, to solicit contributions from donors and raise financial resources.