(Argentina CNMAC). Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 was a historic day for the Southern Cone Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS SC), as they celebrated the first defense of a SENDAS Master Degree in Argentina through video conferencing (VC).
The student who defended her project was Noemí Ainscough de Diaz. Her thesis was “THE FORMATION OF MENTORS WHO ACCOMPANY ADOLESCENTS IN THEIR SPIRITUAL, BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: VILLA BALLESTER, ARGENTINE, CENTRAL DISTRICT CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE.
The examination court was comprised of Dr. Mónica de Fernández from Costa Rica (thesis advisor), Dr. Elvin Heredia from Puerto Rico (reader) and Dr. Jorge Julca from Argentina (reader).
Noemí, who is daughter of Pastors Rosita and Alberto Ainscough, has a degree in Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires and presented her defense for the Masters in Missions program offered in agreement with the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas (SENDAS). She currently serves the Lord faithfully next to her husband and two children as pastors for the Villa Ballester Church of the Nazarene in Buenos Aires.
This year in Argentina two more students will defend their masters degrees and will graduate November 17th.
This opportunity inaugurated new video conferencing equipment through which NTS Southern Cone will be connected through the Internet to any place of the world. This opens a new door to receive or give to classes with professors in some other centers or seminaries. This new technological resource is added to the virtual courses that have been offered decentralized since 2008 to where students are preparing themself for ministry.
By: Jorge Julca, Regional Theological Education Coordinator.
Translation: Brian Utter.