International projects and partners
Our partners are located in more than ten different countries in Africa, Europe, North and South America. Besides the locations marked in the map below, NET also recently started new pilot projects in Brazil, Israel and Nigeria.
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In 2012 NET will explore new partnerships with theological seminaries in Asia. The organizations below have signed a formal partnership agreement.
Israel College of the Bible
Location: Netanya, Israel
ICB is partner since April 2012. Learning at ICB offers a distinctive and whole experience – students are immersed in Israeli culture and language, involved in a unique and warm social environment, and challenged by a rich, deep and spiritually centered academic encounter.
Seminário Bíblico do Nordeste (SBNE)
Location: Carpina - PE, Brasil.
SBNE is partner since March 2012.
Location: Barneveld, Netherlands. MeetingPoint4Mission is partner since August 2012.
The organization provides coaching and materials for mission workers worldwide.
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador. In Ecuador, Misión Alianza has been participating since July 2012.
Misión Alianza supports poor congregations by giving practical courses about pastoral care and the diaconate.
Escola Teológica Batista Livre (ETBL):
Location: Campinas - SP, Brasil.
ETBL is partner since April 2012.
Escola de Pastores
Location: Niterói - RJ, Brasil.
Escola de Pastores is partner (in pilot mode) since March 2012.
Faculdade Teológica Batista de São Paulo
Location: São Paulo - SP, Brasil.
FTBSP is partner (in pilot mode) since March 2012. A definitive partnership will start in November 2012.
Zending Gereformeerde Gemeenten
The Mission of the Netherlands Reformed Congregations (ZGG) is part of the Dutch Gereformeerde Gemeenten (NRC). ZGG is a denominational mission working in Latin-America (Ecuador), Africa (Nigeria and Guinea), East Europe (Albania) and Southeast Asia (Papua). ZGG is as well as the NRC committed to the Dutch Reformed tradition: the authority of Scripture and the Reformed confessions Heidelbergse Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt.
ZGG works on experimental base in her missionary training with de electronic learning platform its learning offered by the NET foundation. ZGG offers her candidate missionaries a module in General Mission, Mission and Culture and Systematic Theology. The last year she expanded her experiences with a project of theological training in Albania. After developing the modules Systematic Theology (3 ECTS) and Mission (6 ECTS) she is going to extend the number of modules of basic theological training in the English language on experimental base. She is working on the module The Bible Open (Hermeneutics and Homiletics) (3 ECTS), Hermeneutics and the New Testament (3 ECTS) and Hermeneutics and the Old Testament (3 ECTS). Se works in cooperation with the Academy for Education of Reformed Theology (CGO-hbo) at Gouda.
Christelijke Hogeschool Ede
The digital learning and working environment of NET Foundation is used by the Academy of Theology of the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede for the instruction of about 60-70 students in the first and second year of the bachelor program of Church Work. Also instructors use it for professional activities. This venture is unique for the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede and the situation of Professional Higher Education in the Netherlands. Because our students visit the school only several times a year, most of their learning activities are carried out in the living situation of the students themselves. This means the instructors must create new ways to allow our students to achieve the high performance we expect of them. The dynamic interaction between what the technology of Net Foundation offers us and the new emphasis on the competence based learning in theology leads to new approaches to education. We welcome discussions on these approaches in the context of Net Foundation as part of the call to achieve the increasing demands of a higher quality performance of educators, the accreditation of programs, to ensure that our students receive the best education, and for meeting our responsibility to serve the Lord with the use of technology in Higher Learning.
Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia
The Biblical Seminary of Colombia is a inter-denominational theological school with official recognition of the Colombian Ministry of Education. We offer theological education informed by a biblical and evangelical perspective, and geared to the formation of men and women called to serve God and society with an authentic vocation for Christian service.
In our desire to respond to the needs of the church in Colombia we have are working to start offering our courses through distance learning, making use of new technologies available. To that end we have started training of our faculty. Our aim is to open our first graduate program in that modality in 2010.
Seminario Bíblico Alianza de Guayaquil
The Seminario Bíblico Alianza de Guayaquil, is determined to establish a department of distance education, that will lead to the formation of many ministers in our country (Ecuador) who have been deprived of education due to distance, cost and scheduling difficulties.
It has been working to establish the first guidelines, courses for teachers and administrative staff, which have resulted in a team that is beginning to develop two courses in the first half of 2009.
Jonathan Edwards Center
The mission of the Jonathan Edwards Center is to support inquiry into the life, writings, and legacy of Jonathan Edwards by providing resources that encourage critical appraisal of the historical importance and contemporary relevance of America´s premier theologian.
The primary way that we do this is with the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, a digital learning environment for research, education and publication, that presents all of Edwards writings, along with helpful editorial materials that allow the reader to examine Edwards thought in incredibly powerful, useful ways.
Seminario Sudamericano Semisud
Originally located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South American Ministerial Seminary (SEMISUD) in Quito, Ecuador, was founded in 1986. Focusing on the mission of the Church, the interdenominational seminary emphasizes church planting, urban mission and world mission. SEMISUD seeks to develop ministries through a holistic, contextual and church-based approach in response to the realistic demands of Latin America and the world. Today, approximately 90 percent of SEMISUD´s 790 graduates serve in ministry in 22 countries, many in the Latin American context.
SEMISUD has led the way in online programs and offers Internet-based training to students across the region. The seminary offers Licentiate, Bachelor and Master´s degrees in theology, pastoral theology, ministry and Scripture interpretation. Recent additions include a Bachelor´s in Intercultural Studies and a Master´s in Holistic Child Development. Because SEMISUD has full partnership with a state university, its degrees are a part of the state university of Ecuador.
Seminario Teologico Nazareno Sudamericano
The Nazarene Theological Seminary in Quito Ecuador is a non profit education organization devoted to develop ministers and leaders for the church and communities. Since 1989 we have offered formal theological programs as Bachillerato, Licenciatura in Theology and a Masters in the Mission of the Church.
We serve to three countries in the northern part of South America, this is, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, and through the On Line Courses we hope to serve other people in the Region and to all Spanish Speaking groups. Our students come from different christian evangelical faiths. The Nazarene Theological Seminary is one of the three most important Seminaries in Ecuador.
Overseas Council International
Overseas Council (OC) partners with seminaries, Bible institutes and other strategic ministries by leveraging people, expertise and resources to advance quality Christian leadership training, thus empowering churches around the world to fulfil the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. The goal of OC is to equip biblical leaders to be effective pastors, teachers, evangelists, missionaries and Christian leaders in their own countries. OC works in five regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East. In Latin America Overseas Council partners with 17 seminaries in 11 countries.
In June 2009 a cooperative agreement with the Gereformeerde Zendingsbond (GZB, Reformed Missions Organisation) was signed. This agreement was concluded to facilitate the implementation of future digital education by the theological institutions with which GZB cooperates. GZB is working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Europe.
Fundación Universitaria Bautista
Cali, Colombia. The seminary Fundación Universitaria Bautista (FUB) is NET partner since August 2009. FUB is a higher level institution, aiming and competent to train academic leaders, to guide the church to honor God, serve the society and facilitate the expansion of the Kingdom of God under the principles of the gospel of Christ. Our vision is to be an institution of higher education with national and international coverage, with biblical, traditional Baptist and interfaith perspectives for the Kingdom of God, committed to the theological and ministerial training for men and women to respond to the challenges of society.
Centrum voor Bijbelonderzoek
We bolster believers by writing and editing a contemporary commentary on the holy bible, combined with an interlinear translation of the Greek and Hebrew. The products of CvB also became available in Spanish in 2010.
Seminario Todas las Naciones
Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico. The seminary Seminario Todas las Naciones (STLN) is NET partner since April 2010. We are an educational institution rooted in the Christian faith and committed to the kingdom of God, the church and society. Our main purpose is to train men and women for service of God to all nations. The seminary aims to provide education and training at a university level, for which, we believe it is important to strengthen the academic, spiritual and personal life of our students, in order to achieve comprehensive development in their training. Although, as seminary, we emphasize the academic aspect, let God be the One who develops the Christian character of all students which are prepared at our institution. Offering the opportunity to put into practice what they learned in the classroom.
Cursus Godsdienst Onderwijs (CGO)
The Cursus Godsdienstonderwijs by the Gereformeerde Gemeenten at Rotterdam is an educational establishment where you can study to be qualified as a bachelor of education for theology or to be qualified as a bachelor of theology. We confess that the Holy Scripture is the Word of God In this Holy Scripture we find all we need to be blessed for eternity. There is only One Way to be saved, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
De Banier (Erdee media)
Publishing house ‘De Banier´ is part of the Erdee Media Group. Annually about 100 books are being published. The published books are related to theological themes, Christian books for children and youth, novels, educational themes related to family life, etc. (see our website). De Banier will start offering online courses in 2010. The themes are related to books of Aurelius Augustine, John Calvin and Wilhelmus à Brakel.
A study in pastoral counseling and psychotherapy for missionaries and Christian workers from abroad according to the CPE-model (Christian Pastoral Education).
International Leadership University (NIST)
Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi International School of Theology / International Leadership University (NITS/ILU) is NET partner since October 2010. A non-denominational University located in Kenya, NIST/ILU-K exists to educate and train men and women to provide leadership to the church and society by spearheading spiritual, social and cultural transformation in Africa and the World. Graduates serve in more than 24 nations globally as leaders in churches, businesses, politics, colleges and universities, NGOs and Community Based Organizations, media and counseling centers. The Institute of Christian Leadership extends the ministry of NIST/ILU-K to bishops, pastors, church leaders and those involved in the local church ministry.
George Whitefield College
Cape Town, South-Africa. George Whitefield College (GWC) is NET partner since October 2010. GWC was founded in 1989 by the Church of England in Southern Africa (CESA) because it perceived the need for an institution focused on educating and training people for preaching and pastoral leadership. Though obviously desiring leaders for its own churches it had from the beginning a broader vision to make its training available to all who were seeking a biblically faithful training that placed a high emphasis on evangelism, mission, pastoral leadership and church growth. This has led to growth beyond CESA and South Africa. GWC shares the evangelical, reformed, Anglican outlook of its founding denomination, the Church of England in Southern Africa. It identifies with the GAFCON Statement (Jerusalem, 2008) and the aims of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. George Whitefield College aims to play its part in fulfilling the terms of the Great Commission of Crist to disciple the nations. This it aims to do by educating people in the knowledge of God and related fields of knowledge, and by training them for Christian life and ministry, particularly ministries of the Word of God.
Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary
Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) is based in Windhoek. Our goal is to serve churches in Namibia, of any denomination, by training people for ministry, through both residential and distance programmes. In 2010 NETS launched a new independent curriculum, intentionally tailored to meet the needs of Namibian Christians. NETS is fully accredited by the Namibian Qualifications Authority.
Seminario Evangelico de Lima (Peru)
Location: Lima, Peru. SEL is partner since March 2011 and has longlasting relationships with Overseas Council.
The mission of SEL is to prepare pastors and church leaders for their ministries in the various christian churches of Peru and Latin America, based on programs centered and based on the Holy Scriptures.
SEL enables this mission by offering a bachelor program (full-time), post-graduate programs and various part-time activities and courses in order to offer continuous education.
Comunidad Teológica Evangélica de Chile, Chile
Location: Santiago de Chile, Chile. CTEC is partner since May 2011 and has been working together with the Dutch mission organization GZB since several decades.
CTEC is an institution founded in 1964 with the desire and commitment to serve to a variety of churches. Different programs are offered to meet the needs of leaders and church members. Students are being prepared for the various ministries requested by their churches.
Today, CTEC serves a large number of evangelical churches in several cities through its residency and extension programs.
Woord en Daad (i.s.m. Driestar Educatief)
Gorinchem, Gouda, the Netherlands. Partner since September 2011 and focussing on train-the-trainer courses in Africa.
Quito, Ecuador. Partner since October 2011. The main focus of UNITA is to offer e-learning courses for staff of theological organizations.
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Nieuwsbrief april 2013
5-4-2013 door: Administrator
De nieuwe nieuwsbrief voor april 2013 is vandaag gepubliceerd. Komende week zullen de vertalingen gepubliceerd worden. Neem en lees.
Bezoek uit Medellin, Colombia
14-2-2013 door: Administrator
13 februari hadden we een interessant bezoek van Dra. Elizabeth de Sendek en haar man Donaldo. Zij zijn beiden verbonden aan de theologische opleiding in Medellin die met ondersteuning van stichting NET afstandsonderwijs aanbiedt aan honderden studenten in dit continent. Ook het Reformatorisch Dagblad gaf aandacht aan hun bezoek, dat georganiseerd was door de GZB.
Gezinsbeurs Wegwijs Utrecht
7-2-2013 door: Administrator
Van 19 tot 23 februari hopen we aanwezig te zijn op de Wegwijsbeurs in Utrecht. Van harte welkom om ons te bezoeken en informatie te ontvangen over ons werk. Ook is er een prijsvraag, altijd prijs, en mooie hoofdprijzen!