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  • Funerals, Weddings, and Pastoral Care From a Distance

    Funerals, Weddings, and Pastoral Care From a Distance: Pastors Roundtable in the Age of Coronavirus with Jesse Middendorf, Judi Schwanz, Anne Hardy

  • 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...

  • Pastoral Self-Care

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Dr. Judi Schwanz, and Dr. Doug Hardy explore the need for pastoral self-care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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.

  • Preaching Through Easter and Pentecost

    The Center for Pastoral Leadership joins A Plain Account for a conversation on preaching through Easter and Pentecost.

  • Derek Vreeland: By the Way

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf talks with Pastor Derek Vreeland about his recent book By the Way: Getting Serious About Following Jesus, and explores what it looks like for churches to take discipleship seriously in a post-Christian culture. Learn more about Derek's book at: https://www.bythewaybook.com/

  • Charlie Self: Discipleship and Faith Formation in Today's Church

    Resources from Dr. Self:
    Vocations and Occupations: https://bit.ly/2GVq5fv
    Resources for Discipleship: https://bit.ly/394S5th
    Resources for Flourishing: https://bit.ly/2uagCyo

    Print Resources:
    Helen Kim: Faith and work Curriculum for kids (link below)
    Diana Garland: Congregational Social Work: C...

  • Let's Talk About: Financial Literacy

    2 seasons

    Let's Talk About is a series produced by Nazarene Theological Seminary and the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership. It is offered in an effort to help resource the church for vital ministry. Let’s Talk About: Financial Literacy features Dr. Jesse Middendorf and Dr. Bill Kirkemo.

    Let's Talk Abou...

  • Lectionary to Go

    3 seasons

    Dr. Roger Hahn reflects on lectionary readings for study and preaching.

  • Online Worship and Music Ideas for Smaller Churches

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Dr. Brannon Hancock, and Rev. Cherie Ketchum Reiter discuss ways to engage communities in worship through music in online formats.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Finances and Paycheck Protection Plan

    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.

  • Best Practices for Church Finances

    "Pastors Roundtable Discussion in the Age of the Coronavirus: Best Practices for Church Finances" with Jesse Middendorf, Keith Cox, Jon Middendorf, Mike Bell , Vicki Copp

  • 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.

  • Dr. Doug Powe: The Adept Church

    Dr. Douglas Powe, Jr. is the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and professor of evangelism and of urban ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary. This is a discussion with Dr. Jesse Middendorf on his new book The Adept Church.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: What's on Your Bookshelf?

    Christian Social Innovation:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ACCNRM8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_G2L3EbGR9BMBP
    Designing Your Life:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BJSRSEC/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_o1L3EbY31ZN6W

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: Leading Change by Design

    Dr. Dean Blevins, Leading Change by Design

  • 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.