Martin Bucer Seminary Brasil Announces Partnership with PRTS with Establishment of New Seminary in Northern Brazil
For immediate release: May 6, 2022.
Martin Bucer Seminary Brazil and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary partner together to establish a new seminary in Northern Brazil, Martin Bucer Seminary Northern Brasil. This new seminary will focus on equipping men called to ministry with a solid biblical, Reformed, experiential, and confessional education for those who are in Northern Brazil.
“We are so excited for the opportunity to offer the biblical and Reformed theological training in Northern Brazil. The partnership will enable us to offer robust theological training to those called to minister. Our students will receive the same robust, accredited theological training as in Sao Paulo or Grand Rapids, Michigan. The full-comprehensive theological training coupled with the practical and experiential components will provide our students with the head knowledge, hearts that are transformed, and spiritual and practical formation aspects to obedience in serving God’s kingdom.,” commented Franklin Ferreira, founder, director, and professor of Martin Bucer Seminary Brasil.
The new seminary will serve those called into the ministry in the Northern Brazil area of Macapa. Rev. Dr. Felipe B.A. Silva will head up the new seminary and establish the robust academic standards associated with the spiritual formation components related to Martin Bucer Seminary Brasil and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Silva graduated from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in 2022 and will pastor in Macapa. Dr. Silva, commented, “We are humbled and excited by the cooperation to advance theological education in northern Brazil.”
Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, stated, “We are honored to partner with Martin Bucer Seminary in Brazil to establish this new seminary in northern Brazil. We pray that this new seminary will serve the universal church by God’s grace by strengthening the Reformed community worldwide and serving the local community with trained church leaders. We look forward to working together.”
About Martin Bucer Seminary – Brasil (https://www.martinbucer.com)
Martin Bucer Seminary was founded by Franklin and Marilene Ferreira along with Tiago Santos, in order to promote theological education of Christians. From its reformed heritage, the seminary seeks to be faithful to the scriptures and to dialogue with the evangelical tradition. The curriculum focuses on the Bible and its exposition. Beyond academic excellence, the seminary also seeks to integrate theological teaching with discipleship and ministerial practice. Through their classes, students have the opportunity to develop deeper relationships with Christ and to have their lives transformed by Him. The Seminary encourages students to have daily time for prayer and prayerful reading of the Word of God, as well as systematic reading and study of the Bible.
About Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (https://prts.edu)
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary offers an accredited education for MA, MDiv, ThM, DMin, and Ph.D. degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical Reformed, experiential, and practical ministry. With campuses in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Europe (London, Middle East (Alexandria), Asia (Taiwan), Africa (Pretoria), and Latin America (Sao Paulo), the seminary has more than 200 students.
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