Pastoral Ministry and Care

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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. 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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  • 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. 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. 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 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.

  • 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. 


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

    Resources from Dr. Self:
    Vocations and Occupations:
    Resources for Discipleship:
    Resources for Flourishing:

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

  • 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

  • Jeren Rowell and Jenny Matheny: Living With Lament

    President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry Dr. Jeren Rowell and Assistant Professor of Old Testament Dr. Jenny Matheny discuss the role of lament in the life of faith and in the life of the church.
    Bernard Anderson, Out of the Depths, (2000)
    Walter Brueggemann, The Message of the Ps...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.