Baptist Theological Seminary

San Jeronimito Mexico

Brief History

The Baptist Theological Seminary in San Jeronimito Mexico has operated during the last two decades in what one might call ‘tone of the hidden towns of Mexico.” While it is actually not far from the well-known tourist city of Acapulco, this out of the way place has been the site in which many students, especially with Mayan tribal backgrounds have been trained for Christian ministry. The current president Omar Bustos is himself a BA graduate of this seminary and a Master’s degree from the seminary in Mexico City (Lomas Verdes). This seminary has several extensions in outlying areas among tribal groups. The future of the seminary looks very bright. With the help of a Champion Church, it will be in a position to make an even greater theological education impact in that entire region of Mexico.

Projects Involving a Champion Church/Partner

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The pastors of Champion Churches could be involved in teaching intensive (week/long) courses and/or workshops for the students as well as pastors

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Teams from the Champion Church could be involved in evangelism, disciplesip and ministry activities along with seminary students

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Work teams from the Champion Church could be involved in renovation of classrooms

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The Champion Church could provide scholarships for the professors of this seminary to enroll in online and virtual Masters and Doctoral programs that enable them to continue to teach while elevating their academic level

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The Champion Church could provide financial resources for the seminary to hold workshops for the seminary professors and staff

Projects Related to Students

In light of the fact that the economy in Mexico is in such a dire state, students have a very difficult time coming up with the funds for the tuition which is held at the lowest possible point by the seminary. Scholarships or even partial scholarships could make it possible for students to get their theological education.
Some of the scholarships to students can be connected with church planting efforts thus benefitting the students as well as the National Convention.

Projects Related to the Campus

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Funds that enable the seminary to purchase laptop computers, data projectors, video cameras could make it possible for the seminary to offer online and virtual courses thus reaching many more students with their training

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In collaboration with Southwestern Seminary, Trinity Academic can make available to this Seminary an electronic portal that will enable the seminary to offer online courses, virtual courses and an untold number of library resources to the students. A Champion Church can assist by providing the initial cost of installing this system and the very affordable cost to maintain thus saving this Seminary thousands of dollars in equipment and local personnel to maintain it.

Projects Related to the Seminary Extensions

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This seminary now has 4 extensions which they are using to train people who cannot travel to the central campus to be trained.

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Funds to help the seminary professors travel to and from the extensions could be very helpful

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Laptop computers and data projectors could be very helpful in these extensions

Omar Bustos

President

Email: obbusio@stbs.com.mx