NAZARENE IDENTITY: FADES 2019
(NCSA Argentina) Celebrating 100 years of the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Argentina and focusing on our Nazarene Identity, the Southern Cone Nazarene Theological Seminary celebrated their 16th Conference for Perfecting the Decentralized Teaching Faculty (known as FADES in Spanish)
Dr. Frank Moore, General Editor of the Church of the Nazarene; Dr. Lebron Fairbanks, President Emeritus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and ex-Member of the International Board of Education for the Church of the Nazarene; Gabriel Ballerini, Director of Bioethics for the Aliance of Evangelical Churches of Argentina; Adrian Intrieri, pastor and conference speaker specializing in youth; Rev. Juan Jose Zani, Southern Cone Field Strategy Coordinator; and Jorge Julca, Rector of Southern Cone NTS all participated in the conference.
All of the training during the conference was related to our Nazarene Identity: Leadership from the Wesleyan perspective (Dr. Fairbanks); Nazarene Theological Identity (Dr. Moore), Our Identity in the face of Ethical Challenges (Mr. Ballerini), The Identity Crisis in the Newer Generations (Mr. Intrieri) and Nazarene Identity (Dr. Julca).
Eighty-five professors from 15 districts in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay were accredited as members of the Decentralized Faculty of Southern Cone NTS and will be developing their teaching ministry through this year in the different centers of the theological education by extension program in the Southern Cone.
It was a time of partnership, interspersed between the training were times of worship, communion, celebration and reflection in small groups. Praise the Lord for this team of faithful people who are investing their lives to form new generations of Nazarene ministers.
Source: Jorge Julca/Eduardo Velázquez
Translation: Paul Clark