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Dr. Rebecca Laird presented a series of three lectures on a theme of 'An Altogether Christian Community' for Pastors Day at NTS (Nov 2018). Her first lecture was entitled
'Belonging and Vulnerability,'
See the PowerPoint Presentations here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xA9llL10RYX...
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...
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.
Rev. Albert and Rev. Christine Hung: Their Journey and Ministry
In this 2017 NTS chapel, Dr. Dean Blevins, Albert Hung, and Christine Hung, talk about Albert's new role as the Northern California District Superintendent. Topics addressed in the discussion include Multi-congregational and Multiracial congregations.
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.
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...
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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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...