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With global networking and advanced technologies, travel has become easier, less expensive, and more frequent. This workshop provides practical guidance for making our movement—whether across town or across continents, for work or for pleasure—a sacred practice of pilgrimage ... that is, more ref...
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...
An 2017 NTS chapel discussion about spiritual direction. Panelists included Dr. Doug Hardy, Peggy Beatty, Rob Carr, Nancy Wyatt, and Sister Bridget Dickasen director of the Keeler Women's Center and a sister at Mount Saint Scholastica.
Too often we create congregations where diversity is unwelcome. But diversity was God’s idea, and every church is stronger the more diverse it is. How can pastors and church leaders teach empathy as a spiritual practice that nurtures and encourages strong, diverse relationships?
Dr. Dean Blevins: Neuroscience and the Christian Formation of Youth
Dr. Dean Blevins offers a brief overview of the emerging field of research on the topic of neuroscience and Christian formation especially as it relates to youth development. Dr. Blevins is Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at NTS.
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.
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. Judi Schwanz: Wesley Spiritual Practices as a Resource for Ministry
In this Pastors and Leaders Conference address, Dr. Schwanz identifies some of the resources of the Wesleyan tradition that provide spiritual sustenance for the minister and emotional health for long term missional ministry.
Dr. Judith (Judi) Schwanz is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling ...
Dr. Doug Hardy Panel Discussion: Developing a Meaningful Sabbatical
Dr. Doug Hardy, Professor of Spiritual Formation at NTS hosts a panel discussion on how to think about and structure a meaningful sabbatical. Other participants included Revs. Daron Brown, Rob Kazee, and Phil Hamner.
Rev. Chris Folmsbee describes a new curriculum designed to help believers deepen their faith and live more authentically in the world. Folmsbee is the director of discipleship at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. He is the author of numerous books on spiritual format...