THE WARNER INSTITUTE
The tagline for the Warner Institute is “Creer, Crecer, Servir” – “Believe, Grow, Serve.” All three of these elements are integrated into the teaching and philosophy of the school. The location of the school (shown below) is at the intersection of Paraguay and Argentina, making it a perfect location for Paraguayan pastors to study and remain connected to their home congregations.
Below is a list of the courses by year:
First Year: Theology 1, Philosophy, Greek, Old Testament, History 1, Hermeneutics,
Speech and Spanish, Theology of Worship, Homiletics
Second Year: Theology 2, New Testament, History 2, English, Social Studies,
Psychology, Christian Education, Radio and TV workshop, Professional practice 1
Third Year: Theology 3, Counseling, Professional Practice 2, Biblical Exegesis, History
of the Evangelical Church, Social Pedagogy, Ethics, Human Rights, Holistic mission
The first space they want to construct is a multipurpose room. This room will be able to house a larger class and have up-to-date technology capabilities. It will also be utilized as a study room for students needing space to work.
One of the goals with the new classroom space is to be a resource to other local universities in their city. The Warner Institute promotes integral mission, the idea that all of our lives should be on mission for God. In the same way, they want their spaces to be open to anyone. Their multipurpose room will be used for tutoring that students from the Warner Institute offer to university students from other local universities as a way to support them and share their faith.
Another improvement they are planning to add is a handicap accessible bathroom. This will not only meet standards for local facilities, but also allow them to reach out to another subset of the population who would not have been able to engage fully in their school.
The total project cost for the improvements on the facility is $16,000. The local church and community is providing around 60% of the cost leaving only $6,500 to finish the project.