Every trimester our Bible school (Escuela evangélica de teología) hosts a Saturday seminar at different locations around Spain. The seminars or “encuentros presenciales” give students an opportunity to get to know one another and their professors outside of the virtual learning environment. The truth is that there is no substitute to getting to know your students face-to-face.
This last weekend I was asked to help lead a seminar in Valencia, a city on the eastern coast of the Spanish peninsula. Though it was not as well attended as we hoped, we feel like the weekend was a success. There were five current students at our location and three perspective students checking out the school. In the other two locations (Madrid and Barcelona) we had a fair turnout as well.