NTS Blogs

Funeral and Fiesta: Leading Worship in Major and Minor Keys

Dr. John Nielson (‘93)
Lead Pastor, Melwood (MD) Church of the Nazarene
NTS Alumni Council ENC Region Member-at-Large

Someone said that all worship should include both funeral and fiesta. We tend to be pretty good at the latter, but not so much the former. We celebrate, praise and rejoice, but do we regularly allow time and space for confession, tears and lament?

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Rev. David Young (‘07) wrote an article on his personal blog “All Things New” yesterday talking about WAITING and specifically about WAITING in relation to Advent.  Check it out here…it is definitely worth the read:  allthingsnew21.blogspot.com/2013/12/waiting.html.


Because Spiritual Formation Happens Best in Community...

Rev. Carla Sunberg (‘04) l NTS Alumni Association President
Co-District Superintendent, East Ohio Church of the Nazarene

Raised as a missionary kid I never had much time to be around grandparents or aunts and uncles. The church family became my extended family and the community that helped to raise me. As a little girl my parents had a “German Grandma” for me and my brother Kurt. We each had to sit with our Grandma during church on Sundays because Dad was preaching and Mom was leading the music. I still remember the pew we used to sit in every Sunday.

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NTS: Because Ministry is Complex and Diverse

By Dr. Fred Fullerton (‘85) l NTS Alumni Association Vice President
Vice President for Spiritual and Leadership Development, Northwest Nazarene University

The call of God upon my life has led to a variety of ministry assignments over the past 28 years. My NTS training provided a genuine foundation for service through academic rigor, and models of Christian servanthood in the faculty and staff. It also challenged me to be a life-long learner.

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NTS is a "Greenway Sweeper"

Rev. Kyle Poole (‘95) | NTS Alumni Association Member-at-Large
Senior Pastor, Midland Valley (SC) Community Church of the Nazarene

Nazarene Theological Seminary has been a “Greeneway Sweeper” in my life. Because spiritual formation happens best in community, professors and alumni of NTS have gone ahead of me to blaze a trail and clear the path so that I may be more effective in fulfilling my call to ministry.

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Club 300

CLUB 300 is an exciting new partnership between the alumni of NTS and the leadership team at the Seminary. We invite you to become a charter member of this new association along with the students, faculty, and staff at NTS.

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Wanting To Go Back

Rev. Christa Klosterman | NTS Alumni Association Member-at-Large

Ten years after completing my Master of Divinity degree, I find myself exceedingly grateful for the three years I spent at NTS. I was challenged to think deeply and broadly about God’s mission in the world. I learned how to listen to and love people. My ability to listen to God’s still small voice grew. I started to journey with friends and professors who continue to play a large role in my formation as a pastor. And recently, in a conversation with a current NTS student, I found myself wanting to go back.

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