(Argentina CNSAM). In the context of training and fellowship, the Southern Cone Nazarene Theological Seminary held the 10th Decentralized Faculty (FADES) Teacher Improvement Day in celebration of ten years of existence from March 21- 23, 2013.
FADES began in March of 2004 as a project of the institution to create a network of Nazarene theological educators from the Southern Cone who had received intensive training each year to fulfill their educational assignment and were responsible for teaching strategic courses for the Program of Decentralized Theological Studies (ETED) at the seminary. This training has been accomplished through these teaching clinics that have included workshops, conferences and formal programs such as a Diploma of Theological Teaching.
Special guests attended the celebration of the ten years of FADES. Among them were Dr. Dan Copp, Global Commissioner of Theological Education for the Church of the Nazarene; Dr. Norberto Saracco, Rector of the Theological Institute FIET; Dr. John W. Hall, Academic Director for the Brazilian Institute of Intercultural Studies (IBEI); Dr. Rubén Fernández, Rector of SENDAS-Costa Rica and his wife Dr. Mónica Mastronardi; and Dr. Evelio Vazquez, Rector of the Nazarene Seminary of Chiclayo, Peru.
As part of the celebration, an evening service was held on Friday, March 22, in thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness in the continuation of this project. This included time of praise to God, a summary of the history by Dr. Jorge Julca, testimonies from the professors who were part of this project in years past and the preaching of the Word of God by Dr. Dan Copp.
Source: Eduardo Velázquez, Academic Vicerector for the Southern Cone Nazarene Theological Seminary, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Translation: Jennifer Edgerton.