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2023 December Newsletter


The SRL Medellin class of 2023 celebrated their graduation this month. Please pray for these men that in our Lord’s providence they will lead ministries.


MILESTONE: SRL congratulates Pastor Gilberto Rufat and Pastor Ramón Torres, the first to attain their SRL Doctor of Ministry Degree. We eagerly anticipate their work equipping SRL students in the riches of Reformed theology in their cultural context and native language.

 

Dr. Del Belcher, SRL D. Min. Program Director, praises the milestone: "I am deeply blessed by the accomplishments of both Dr. Rufat and Dr. Torres and I welcome them whole-heartedly as colleagues in the ministry of Christ and His Kingdom. This is a wonderful occasion to praise God for the ministry of SRL!"



Funding Student Scholarships to train the next generation of faithful church leaders.

Supporting the SRL Virtual Program's recording, translating, and re-editing of audio/video content.

Purchasing specialized equipment for virtual classes in biblical languages to enhance our students’ understanding of Hebrew and Greek.

Renovating the Medellín seminary building for a new kitchen and more dorm rooms to house 50 students.

Establishing a Pastoral Mentoring Program for new pastors and church plants in need of personal and spiritual support, especially those in isolated regions.

Launching the new Master's in Biblical Counseling Program.


Visit bit.ly/SRLTestimonials2023 to listen to

testimonials from some of SRL’s beloved guest speakers and professors.



As stewards of God’s resources, it is important that each of us makes sure that our giving in this life is both generous and strategic. It is even more important to leave a legacy that will echo through history and advance the Kingdom of God. One of several ways to give to SRL is making a deferred gift through your will or IRA—both practical ways to establish a legacy and to guarantee continuing SRL’s work of providing sound theological education. For more information, please contact Bill Elshoff, Development Director, at belshoff@srlseminary.org.



Medellin, Colombia, Residential Site

  • Twenty-eight seminarians enrolled from nine Latin American countries.

  • Twenty-one courses were taught by 17 self-supporting visiting professors from the U.S.

  • All seminarians interned at Reformed churches in the Antioquia area.

  • The Soli Deo Gloria library greatly expanded, becoming one of the largest repositories of Reformed theological resources in Latin America.


Cochabamba, Bolivia, Residential Site

  • With 12 full time seminarians, classes and workshops often attract many guests.


SRL Virtual

  • Enrollment reached 599 students living in twenty-eight countries.

  • Thirty-one distinct courses offered, including six completely updated virtual courses.

  • Eight facilitating instructors provide educational support for classes by providing weekly virtual office hours and one-on-one instruction.

  • A virtual chaplain has been designated to provide online spiritual support for students.


SRL Sedes (Sites) Program & SRL Educa

  • Thanks to forty-four professors, SRL Sedes (Sites) provided instruction to 236 students in the USA and Latin America.

  • SRL Educa, a non-credit, Bible-based program, served close to 500 users on theology and Christian living via 19 short online courses.


SRL Conferences

  • First time conferences in Chile and Argentina attracted hundreds.

  • The annual SRL Reformation Conference in Medellin—“God IS/Dios ES”—sold out, with 853 in attendance and 151,000 YouTube views.

  • Social media popularity on the SRL Spanish-version sites is expanding: YouTube has over 60,000 subscribers and 1,064,242 views of its video content this year; Facebook and Instagram have over 50,000 and 20,000 subscribers respectively.

 

Some current students and graduates are serving as interim pastors or planting churches throughout Latin America. Please pray for them and for SRL’s needs, and give thanks for all of the achievements that God permitted this past year.

 

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