Pastoral Ministry and Care

  • Pastoral Ministry and Care

    39 videos

  • Thinking Out Loud

    37 videos

    General Superintendent Emeritus of the Church of the Nazarene and Executive Director of the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership Dr. Jesse Middendorf reflects on the pressing issues facing the theology and practice of pastoral ministry.

  • Dr. Scot McKnight: Pastors as Culture Makers

    NTS hosts an annual Pastors Day. The 2018 Speaker was Scot McKnight giving the Earle Lectures on the New Testament. His topic was Paul as Pastor.

  • Dr. Scot McKnight: Pastors as Story Tellers

    NTS hosts an annual Pastors Day. The 2018 Speaker was Scot McKnight giving the Earle Lectures on the New Testament. His topic was Paul as Pastor.

  • Dr. Scot McKnight: Pastors as World Subverters

    NTS hosts an annual Pastors Day. The 2018 Speaker was Scot McKnight giving the Earle Lectures on the New Testament. His topic was Paul as Pastor.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Kathleen Turpin: Preventing Sexual Abuse

    Kathleen Turpin, VP of Human Resources at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, details best practices for preventing sexual abuse in ministry settings.

  • Dr. Carla Sunberg, Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Christine Jones: Engaging Lay Leaders

    Christine Jones, former VP of GoDaddy.com and political candidate in Arizona, talks about engaging lay leaders in the church.

  • A Hopeful Conversation about the Nazarene Church’s Young Clergy

    Revs. Brit and Aaron Bolerjack, seminal figures for the young clergy movement and network that has formed in the Church of the Nazarene in recent years, dialogue about their hope for the Church's future and the place of younger clergy in it.

  • Rev. Phil Stout and Dr. John Nielson: Longevity In Ministry

    Rev. Phil Stout retired from First Church of the Nazarene in Jackson, Michigan after a long tenure as lead pastor there. He was interviewed by Dr. John Nielsen about the benefits and blessings of a long term ministry in one place.

  • Dr. Dean Blevins and Rev. Larry Morris: Called Together

    This Pastors and Leaders Conference workshop was a special presentation and partnership between Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries in USA/Canada and NTS presented on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University. Blevins and Morris talk about how to energize and employ lay persons in effect...

  • Jesse Middendorf and Tom Nees: Mentoring and Coaching in the Church and Beyond

    Long time denominational leaders in the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Jesse Middendorf and Dr. Tom Nees share how they have engaged in mentoring and coaching over the course of their varied ministries and take questions about mentoring from the webinar audience.

  • Dr. Jesse Middendorf: Working with Strong Laity

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf offers a workshop at the 2016 Pastors and Leaders Conference (Mid America Nazarene) on the benefits of harnessing the strategic talents of gifted and accomplished laity in the Church.

  • Panel Discussion: Grief Workshop

    Starla Rowel, Anne Hardy, and Judi Schwanz discuss how to be a spiritual leader among grieving people.
    Chapel 10-31-17 Grief Workshop

  • Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Pastoral Health

    Vocational ministry is a challenging profession that too often leads to ministry fatigue and burnout. This discussion offers hope, encouragement, and practical suggestions for pastors ready for an honest conversation about their mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

  • Dr. Roger Hahn: Increasing Biblical Literacy in Your Church

    Dr. Roger Hahn offers practical ways for pastors to increase Biblical literacy in their churches. Dr. Hahn is Professor of New Testament; Willard H. Taylor Chair of Biblical Theology.

  • Dr. Brannon Hancock: Pastor as Worship Leader and vice-versa

    This webinar features Dr. Brannon Hancock, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is author of the book 'The Scandal of Sacramentality: the Eucharist in Literary and Theological Perspectives' (Pickwick, 2014)

  • Dr. Jeremy Selvidge: Essential Components of Clergy Health

    A study of pastors on the Michigan District Church of the Nazarene revealed several essential components of healthy pastors. This webinar details those findings and considers how pastors can take steps towards greater health that will lead to thriving in life and in ministry.

  • Dr. Mark Walker: The Pastor as Mentor

    This webinar focuses on how seasoned pastors (mentors) can help emerging pastors (mentees) form the character, understanding, and practices essential for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: What Would Jesus “Like”?

    During the 2017 General Assembly, delegates adopted a resolution designed to address social media practice. This webinar explores the impact of social media, its influence in congregational life, and suggestions for future practice through the 'lens' of that resolution.

  • Dr. Judi Schwanz and Dr. Jesse Middendorf: Navigating Staff Relationships

    Staff relationships can be complicated. Different personalities, leadership styles and philosophies can quickly derail and debilitate a church – not to mention the senior pastor. Join Dr. Judi Schwanz (Pastoral Care and Counseling Professor at NTS) and Dr. Jess Middendorf (longtime pastor and exe...

  • Dr. Carla Sunberg: The Critical Role of Discipleship in the Local Church

    In this webinar, Dr. Carla Sunberg explores the importance of discipleship in the life of the pastor, and then how that can be manifest in the life of the congregation.

  • Dr. Doug Hardy: Living Contemplatively in Troubled Times

    Dr. Doug Hardy is a professor of Spiritual Formation at Nazarene Theological Seminary. His talk 'Living Contemplatively in Troubled Times' was given at the Pastors and Leaders Conference (PALCON) at Point Loma Nazarene University on July 31st, 2018.