Over the past year, I have had the privilege of working with members of the NTS Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students in creating a new vision statement. As we considered what NTS might look like in the future, we came to realize that NTS is already well on its way to becoming the kind of seminary it needs to be in order to carry out its mission in a world that is rapidly changing and increasingly complex. NTS is and is becoming a very different kind of seminary; a seminary that is missional in every respect, especially as we understand missional to mean participating in God’s mission in the world.
PROFESSOR DON WHITLOCK is retiring after teaching at NTS for 25 years. His voice of wisdom and long-term memory of the Seminary have been a valuable contribution to the NTS community.
Our prayers and highest hopes go with Dr. Lyle Pointer and Dr. Henry Spaulding and their families as they each move into the next chapter of their lives and ministries. Below, members of the NTS Community express words of praise and appreciation for their contributions to and impact on NTS.
It was just a year ago that NTS began preparing its historic Journey of Faith Campaign. One key focus in the Campaign is Student Housing. When the Nazarene Global Ministry Center moved, the Church “gifted” NTS with several houses located on the street adjacent to the Seminary. Many of the houses are already occupied by NTS students; and come this fall, a dorm-style house will also be available, offering housing here on campus to several single students.