International Baptist Theological Seminary


Brief History

The International Baptist Theological Seminary was established by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1912 with the purpose of training men and women for Christian ministry. Through its history distinguished missionaries such as Drs. Stanley Clark and Justice Anderson served as professors. Many of the students they trained have served as key pastors and key leaders in the Baptist Convention of Argentina.

The seminary always had a clear mission to train and give tools so that people can extend the Kingdom of God.ln recent years this mission has taken new paths for its realization, understanding that God’s call to his children assumes different forms and that there are many spaces in our society that must be reached with the good news of the Gospel.

That is why in addition to the traditional programs in theological and ministerial formation the seminary added careers in the area of music, social work and psychology. It joined the official educational system of the City of Buenos Aires so that its degrees have the support of the Ministry of Education. This in no way takes us away from the fulfillment of the mission, on the contrary, this allows the to grow much more. It shares educational, training and development areas for spirituality in a framework open to the different congregations.

The Rector of the seminary states: “If you are considering the possibility of studying at the SITB, I invite you to come and meet us. We are a community led by a team of believers who have dedicated our lives to the service of the Kingdom. We work so that you can develop your vocation, God’s call for your life, giving you updated and useful tools, with a highly qualified professional team.”

Official areas of study include: Theology, Music Department, Social work, Psychology. Philosophy, Official courses and Specific Didactics of Biblical Teaching
The teaching schedule includes quarterly blended course, with biweekly meetings (6 in total) of three lecture hours each and monitoring through a virtual platform.

The faculty is made up of teachers who work in the field ofteaching the Bible at different levels of the educational system (initial, primary, secondary and higher), educators, managers, pastoral agents, chaplains of educational institutions, pastors and pastoral workers, small group leaders, and Bible school teachers.

The general objectives are to:

1. Understand the scope and challenges of the teaching role in the teaching of the Bible.

2. Identify the particularities of the biblical text as literary content.

3. Acquire didactic tools for teaching the Bible in various educational settingsThe Paraguayan Baptist Theological Seminary has been in existence since the early 1970’s when Dionisio Ortiz obtained his PhD at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and returned to his home country to serve as president of the Paraguayan Seminary.

Last year Dr, Ortiz went to be with the Lord. Pastor Roberto Lugo has been elected as the new president of the seminary and he has a compelling vision for the growth and effectiveness of the Paraguayan Seminary.

Projects Involving a Champion Church/Partner


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


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


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


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


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

Projects Related to the Faculty


Professors — There is a need to train professors so they can teach at the Licenciatura (BA) level in the central campus and in the extensions.


Scholarships of $1,600 each would cover the tuition costs for the entire Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) offered at Southwestern Seminary totally on line and totally in Spanish

Projects Related to Students

Due to economic limitations of students who come from areas of extremely limited resources a minimum of 10 students who could greatly benefit from scholarships to take courses in the Argentine Seminary.

Projects Related to the Campus


Expand their very library (for printed as well as digital books)


Set up a computer lab (with 6 computers) so students can do their research and writing


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 the Seminary thousands of dollars in equipment and _local personnel to maintain it.

Projects Related to the Seminary Extensions


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


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

Roberto Lugo


Phone Number: 54-9-11-5024-1026