Pastoral Ministry and Care

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Pastoral Ministry and Care
  • Dr. Jesse Middendorf: Developing and Use of Ritual for Pastoral Care

    Dr. Jesse Middendorf talks about the use of ritual, and developing ritual for pastoral care.

  • Dr. Jeren and Starla Rowell: Making Time for Your Marriage

    Dr. Jeren and Mrs. Starla Rowell talk about building marital intimacy and health in the midst of the relentless demands of ministry. This video focuses on learning and practices that they have implemented across 39 years of marriage.

    This content was presented as a workshop at the M19 Confere...

  • Dr. Judi Schwanz: Grief and Ambiguous Loss

    Dr. Judi Schwanz discusses a unique aspect of grief know as 'ambiguous loss' and how to process it. Dr. Schwanz is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at NTS.

  • Dr. Judi Schwanz: Grief and the Holidays

    Dr. Judi Schwanz discusses how to respond to grief and loss during the holidays in a church setting and beyond. Dr. Schwanz is a Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at NTS.

  • 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. Judi Schwanz: Caring for Those Who Grieve

    A conversation about how pastors and lay persons alike can effectively care for those who are dealing with grief and loss. Schwanz is a Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at NTS.

  • 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. 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. 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. 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scott Couchenour: Six Elements of Conquering Burnout

    Scott Couchenour of Serving Strong (executive coaching and consulting) offers strategic advice on how to avoid burnout. With a combined 30 years of experience in ministry, business, and entrepreneurship, Scott has the perspective any leader needs to grow further in their personal and professional...

  • 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.

    For nursing home comparison, Medicare and lo...

  • Jeren Rowell, Ed Robinson, Dana Preusch: The Pastoral Offices

    Dr. Jeren Rowell, Dr. Ed Robinson, & Rev. Dana Preusch discuss the Pastoral Offices of Christ: Prophet, Priest, & King

  • 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...

  • Marriage and Ministry for the Co-Vocational Couple

    Marriage and Ministry for the Co-Vocational Couple – Co-pastors and Co-vocational pastors Lisa and Samuel Aparicio and Todd and Roshanda Womack engage in a wide ranging dialogue about the challenges and benefits of working together as well as working both inside and outside the church. 


  • Dr. Roger Hahn: What’s On Your Bookshelf? Spring 2020

    Dr. Roger Hahn:
    A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington III

    2 Corinthians (Teach the Text Commentary Series) by Moyer V. Hubbard

  • Dr. Judi Schwanz: What's on Your Bookshelf? Spring 2020

    Judy Schwanz
    Accompany Them with Singing--The Christian Funeral by Thomas G. Long
    Presence: A Pastor's Guide to Funerals by Jonathan K. Twitchell

  • Dr. Doug Hardy: What's on Your Bookshelf? Spring 2020

    Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age) by Root
    How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going