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When pastors do their work well, the value of that ministry goes much deeper than services rendered to a people. It is possible to conduct the work of congregational administration in ways that build on the foundation of a pastoral theology that provides the truest kind of leadership for the chur...
Dr. Jesse Middendorf: Sociology of the Small Church
Dr. Jesse Middendorf talks about how the sociological aspects of a church can have a greater impact than formal ecclesiological structures (and more) which are imposed on it from the outside. Dr. Middendorf is a former District Superintendent and General Superintendent for the Church of the Nazar...
Dr. Steve Borger, Rev. Bonnie Beam: COMPASS Initiative
Dr. Steve Borger and Rev. Bonnie Beam talk about the COMPASS Initiative. In 2016, the Church of the Nazarene received a grant from the Lilly Endowment's National Initiative to Address the Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. With this grant the Church of the Nazarene created The COMPASS I...
A Theology of Pastoral Care for Pastors and the Churches They Serve
Can the Church and the Minister afford each other!? The financial landscape of the US Church is challenging. Pastors are increasingly finding it difficult to pay off school loans while serving in churches that cannot or do not p...
Carla Sunberg, Jesse Middendorf, Kathleen Turpin: Administrative Best Practices
How do we best protect and serve our church members with our policies and procedures? Kathleen Turpin, VP of Human Resources from Brotherhood Mutual, dialogues with Dr. Carla Sunberg, and Dr. Jesse Middendorf about this critical aspect of ministry.
Dr. Gary Hoag: Financial Stewardship, Being Smart with Basic Accounting
These videos are a part of a larger financial literacy initiative spearheaded by the Center for Pastoral Leadership on the NTS campus. Here Dr. Gary Hoag talks about budgeting, the dangers of debt, and the wisdom of seeking Christian council on complex financial Issues.
Dr. Gary Hoag: Financial Stewardship, OT, NT and Early Church Examples
These videos are a part of a larger financial literacy initiative spearheaded by the Center for Pastoral Leadership on the NTS campus. Here Dr. Gary Hoag talks about biblical stewardship in three short segments that focus on overarching themes in the Old Testament, the New Testament and the examp...
Dr. Gary Hoag: Financial Stewardship, Money in Relationships
These videos are a part of a larger financial literacy initiative spearheaded by the Center for Pastoral Leadership on the NTS campus. Here Dr. Gary Hoag talks about Money in Marriage, Finances and Family, and Money in Ministry.
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Dr. Jesse Middendorf, executive director of the CPL meets with Mike Bell, CPA, from Oklahoma City, and Raymond Toyne, Associate Pastor from the Topeka Oaklawn Church to discuss the Paycheck Protection Plan.
Clayton Smith, former Executive Pastor of Generosity at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, talks about his new book that provides tools for financial and trauma recovery in our faith communities.