Critical Issues

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  • Dr. Carla Sunberg: Creativity, Confidence, and Companioning

    Dr. Carla Sunberg (former president of NTS and now General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene) kicks off a pre-conference workshop for women clergy held on the campus of Mid America Nazarene University during a 2016 Pastors and Leaders Conference entitled 'Creativity, Confidence, and Co...

  • Dr. Leah Gunning Francis: Leadership at the Crossroads of Faith and Public Life

    At this NTS Pastors Day in 2017, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis talks about how the Church can take leadership in the continual struggle to create equality in our communities.

  • Revs. Tara Beth Leach and Marcos Canales: Worship in Spirit and In Truth

    Tara Beth Leach and Marcos Canales talk about how we shape our corporate worship services especially as it relates to multiculturalism.

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: Understanding and Leading with Millennials

    The workshop explores the history that shapes and defines the millennial generation. NTS professor Dr. Dean Blevins discusses their strengths, challenges, and concerns, as well as explores approaches that will lead to a holistic and lasting method of discipleship.

  • Panel Discussion: Predatory Lending

    Rev. Deth Im (PICO National Network) and Rev. Megan Rae Krebs and Rev. Jake Edwards (both from Lee's Summit New Beginnings Church) talk about predatory lending and what their church is doing to help.
    chapel, Feb 20, 2018

  • Dr. AJ Swoboda: Creation Care Matters

    Dr. AJ Swoboda was the featured speaker at an NTS chapel on Feb 27th, 2018. Dr. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, bib...

  • Rev. Charles Tillman: Ministry and Race

    Dr. Steve Johnson interviews Rev. Charles Tillman.

  • Made to Flourish: Practical Guidance for Attacking Predatory Lending

    Artie Lindsay, Deth Im, and Jake Edwards explore the theological and practical issues surrounding predatory lending. This video is a partnership between Made to Flourish and the Nazarene Theological Seminary's Center for Pastoral Leadership.

  • Dana Lambert: Strategies for Effectively Ministering to Seniors

    Dana has a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas, is a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas and Missouri and is a Kansas Supreme Court approved Mediator. She serves as a social worker at AgeWise Advocacy & Consulting.

    Resources:
    For nursing home comparison, Medicare and lo...

  • Todd and Roshanda Womack: Beyond Sunday - Closing the Secular and Sacred Gap

    Todd and Roshanda Womack: Beyond Sunday: Closing the Gap between Secular and Sacred. Pastors of Outreach at Flint Central COTN, Todd and Roshanda Womack talk about how Christians can live out their faith and vocations beyond the church walls.

    Resources: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundle...

  • Dr. Michael Spezio: Empathy, Self, Other

    Brain Matters Session 1: Empathy, Self, Other: Models of Minds Formed in Exemplary Community with Dr. Michael Spezio.

  • Dr. Michael Spezio: Abrahamic Mindfulness and Neuroscience

    Brain Matters Session 2: Dr. Michael Spezio: Abrahamic Mindfulness and Neuroscience: Studies of Prayer and Compassionate Action

  • Fear of Failure: Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome

    Dr. Jeren Rowell, Dr. Judi Schwanz, and Dr. Jesse Middendorf discuss Fear of Failure: Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome.

  • Todd and Roshanda Womack: Building Bridges

    Pastors of Outreach at Flint Central COTN, Todd and Roshanda Womack, discuss the good (but hard) work of bridge building in the church and our communities. What does reconciliation mean and look like in an era of great division in our country? What is the role of the believer in being a part of t...

  • Dr. Ryan Danker and Dr. Jesse Middendorf: Faith and Politics

    Dr. Ryan Danker and Dr. Jesse Middendorf: Faith and Politics, Being a Wesleyan in the Public Square

  • Pastors Roundtable: Holy Week, Easter, and Online Worship

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf hosts a conversation on celebrating Holy Week, Easter, and worshiping online during COVID-19.

    A Eucharistic Prayer for Isolation: https://www.nts.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/A-Eucharistic-Prayer-for-Isolation.pdf

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: Rethinking Community and Discipleship During Coronavirus

    Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at NTS Dr. Dean Blevins offers theological foundations and practical strategies for cultivating Christian community through video and online formats.

  • Welcoming the Stranger: Understanding and Responding to Immigration

    The Center for Pastoral Leadership joins Rev. Rich Shockey from Nazarenes United for Peace and Matthew Soerens from World Relief to discuss how individuals and churches can respond to the call to love the stranger. Special attention is given to how vulnerable populations are being affected during...

  • Outreach in the Age of COVID-19

    Outreach in the Age of COVID-19 Pastors Roundtable Conversation with:
    -Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Executive Director of the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadershp
    -Lynnlee Moser, lead pastor of Movement Church of the Nazarene in Salt lake City, Utah/Field Strategy Coordinator for the Intermountain Distric...

  • Leadership in the Midst of and Aftermath of COVID-19

    Pastors Roundtable Discussion: Leadership in the Midst of and Aftermath of of COVID-19. Albert Hung and Stuart Williams.

  • Growing Through Disaster

    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.

  • Living Faithfully in a Brand New World

    The pastors of Pineville Church of the Nazarene (Charlotte NC) talk with Dr. Jesse Middendorf about how to adapt to the new world we find ourselves in the wake of COVID 19.

  • Pastors Roundtable on Race

    Pastors Roundtable on Race: A Discussion with the Black Strategic Readiness Team
    Here is their statement here: https://resources.nazarene.org/index.php/s/X8A8zQjoprHTJFB#pdfviewer

  • Pastors Roundtable: Young Black Clergy

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf hosts a conversation about race and the church with young black clergy from the Church of the Nazarene.