"Preparing Leaders to Serve the Kingdom of God."
The Four Pillars of our Vision
Christ-centered spirituality that is committed to a life of service
Ministry empowered by the Holy Spirit
Mission in the service of the Kingdom of God
Biblical, Christian, and Contextual Theology
In the pursuit of Christian excellence of mind, body, soul, and community, SATS' mission is to prepare leaders for service in the Kingdom of God. SATS therefore subscribes to a holistic vision of theology as it is outlined in the Lausanne Covenant.
The South American Theological Seminary was founded in 1994 by Dr. Antonio Carlos Barro, with a vision to teach and practice theology in an interdenominational, ecumenical context. Also central to SATS´ founding vision was teaching a theology that took seriously its Latin American context and the theologies and ecclesiologies that have arisen from that context. Over its nearly 13-year history, SATS now has over 500 alumni serving churches, NGOs, and other Christian organizations in Brazil, Latin America, and around the world. SATS´ main campus is strategically located in the city of Londrina, Brazil (southwestern part of the country). Londrina is centrally located between Brazil´s largest cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and other Latin American metropoles such as Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Lima, Peru.
SATS offers two extension courses located in Brazil´s central region. One is in the city of Campo Grande, and the other is in Rondonópolis. SATS also offers a Masters´ level course to Portuguese-speaking Africa in Maputo, Mozambique.
SATS also has ongoing partnerships with the Salvation Army, World Vision, the Protestant Church of the Netherlands, and various churches throughout Latin America and North America.