Life of a Champion Ministries at SENDAS

After three years of preparation and planning, Lyle and Ginger Wensley along with their daughter, Cana, arrived at SENDAS on August 16. The Wensley’s vision to begin a soccer ministry – Life of a Champion Ministries – has become a partnership with SENDAS toward the goal of reaching the neighborhoods closest to the seminary.

Lyle Wensley is a middle school teacher and soccer coach who has felt God’s call to begin this ministry in Costa Rica. While not a Nazarene couple, ...

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Dr. Dan Brewster, visiting professor for continuing education at SENDAS

During four Mondays in August and September, SENDAS hosted a Continuing Education course for pastors and leaders through its online study platform (CANVAS). The course was attended by 20 students, all pastors and leaders from countries such as: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USA and Mexico. This course was conducted under the theme: “Strategically Ministering to Children: a view through the 4/14 window”, and was taught by Dr. Dan Brewster, renowned writer on childhood, who has ...

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ONU Women’s Soccer Team Serves in Costa Rica

The Olivet Nazarene University Women’s soccer team, led by Coach Bill Bahr, spent two weeks in June playing soccer and serving in the local churches in Costa Rica. Their competition ranged from playing soccer friendly against the team from Los Angeles Church of the Nazarene, to playing against the Alajuela first division (which ended in a tie).

While the evenings were spent playing soccer, the team lent a hand with several projects in and around the SENDAS campus and local ...

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Caribbean Nazarene College adopts SENDAS Administration Model

On May 23 and 24, 2019, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago, the Council of Regents of the Caribbean Nazarene College (CNC) met. The College’s President, Dr. Orlando Seale, invited SENDAS Administrative Vice-President, Rev. Mary Anáis Rojas, to present to the superintendents and lay delegates of the Caribbean Area the model used by SENDAS campus administration in Costa Rica, to generate local income.

SENDAS has organized its administrations in two departments: academic administration and campus administration in order to make them ...

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SENDAS and Church of the Nazarene’s Florida district seal agreement

On February 25, 2019, an agreement between SENDAS and the Florida district of the Church of the Nazarene was signed. Through this joint effort, SENDAS will aid Hispanic students from ministerial centers in completing their Bachelor’s Degree in Theology with an emphasis on Pastoral Ministry.

The work will begin with 4 centers located in different key points of the state of Florida, in order to reach students who wish to be part of this important ministerial growth opportunity. The course calendar ...

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Visiting the Northern District

During March 8-10, a small SENDAS team, led by SENDAS ordination track coordinator, Rev. Felipe Flores, visited the Northern District of Costa Rica, specifically the San Carlos and Upala regions. The churches of Ciudad Quesada, Muelle and Upala Centro were visited, where the status of the ETED (Decentralized Theological Education) centers was evaluated, and new video conference equipment was installed. In addition, the team met with pastors, leaders and students from the area to motivate them to continue their theological ...

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SENDAS Association Signs Agreement with Methodist University

On May 10, 2019 at 10:00 am, at the campus of the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas (SENDAS), a historic agreement was signed between the SENDAS Association and the Methodist University of Costa Rica (UNIMET).

The two documents of this agreement were reviewed in the first instance by several legal advisors, then unanimously approved by the Executive Board and SENDAS Board of Trustees, and the General Assembly of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Costa Rica, the International Board of Education (IBOE), ...

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SENDAS Hosts Second Regional Meeting for the Development of Wesleyan Writers in Mesoamerica

During May 9, 10 and 11, the Second Wesleyan Writers Development Workshop for the Church of the Nazarene in Mesoamerica was held at the SENDAS campus in San José, Costa Rica. There were 40 participants, including pastors and leaders representing six districts of Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

The purpose of the meeting was to develop Wesleyan writers who can produce articles, lessons for Spanish Sunday School curriculum, and basic books, among other materials. It sought to awaken the passion for ...

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Barnabas Initiative is Born

The Barnabas Initiative is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Clergy Development for Mesoamerica, the Center for Praise and Proclamation (known as CAP for its Spanish-language acronym), of Oaxaca, Mexico and the Nazarene Seminary of the Americas (SENDAS). The launch event was held in San José, Costa Rica on June 7 and 8, 2019.

The activity brought together forty-three senior pastors, associate pastors and spouses from the two districts of Costa Rica who committed themselves to short and medium-term projects ...

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Sendas signs agreement with world leader in the Christian publishing industry

The Nazarene Seminary of the Americas (Sendas), and HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) have signed a mutually beneficial agreement to train and equip Spanish-speaking pastors and leaders worldwide. Through the agreement, the two entities -leaders in their respective fields- will work together to provide training & resources based on the bibles and books published by HCCP, which includes the well-known spanish publishing imprints Editorial Vida, Grupo Nelson and Editorial CLIE .

Sendas will provide access to its wide network of professors ...

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