NTS News

MLK Week at NTS
January 18 - 21, 2016

To register for all of the events below-or just one of the day’s events-click here.  

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MONDAY, JANUARY 18

A Day of Service

The NTS Student Leadership Team will be sponsoring small group service projects throughout the day for NTS faculty, staff and students to participate in.

Monday Evening

The NTS community will join a city-wide celebration at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO at 6pm. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 

12:00pm - Special Chapel: A Service of Peace and Justice: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (NTS Chapel)

Wallace Hartsfield, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Pastor at KC Metropolitan Baptist Church 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

9:00am - 12:30pm - Risking Reconciliation: The Church’s Prophetic Role for Truth and Reconciliation, A Conversation (NTS Chapel)

PANELISTS:

Wallace Hartsfield, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Pastor at KC Metropolitan Baptist Church

Angela Sims, Dean of Academic Programs, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Chair in Church and Society, & Associate Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies at St. Paul School of Theology

Charles Tillman, National Black Ministries Facilitator, Virginia District Black Ministries Director and Senior Pastor of Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene

Montague Williams, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Department Chair at Eastern Nazarene College

Brandon Winstead, Director of Student Ministries at Killearn United Methodist Church (FL) and the author of There All Along: Black Participation in the Church of the Nazarene, 1914-1969

Deth Im, Moderator, Assistant Director of Training and Development, People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO) National Network


12:30pm - 2:00pm - Lunch Break (Koinonia Cafe)


2:00pm - 4:30pm - Building Resources for the Church 
(Koinonia Cafe)

WORKSHOP SESSION LEADERS: 

“The Need for Diversity in Church Leadership”
Charles Tillman
, National Black Ministries Facilitator, Virginia District Black Ministries Director and Senior Pastor of Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene

“Race, Faith and Holiness: Embracing Theology to Break the Chains of Division”
Montague Williams
, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Department Chair at Eastern Nazarene College

“Looking Back to Race Ahead: Addressing Racial Restoration & Adolesdcent Identity in Youth Ministry”
Brandon Winstead
, Director of Student Ministries at Killearn United Methodist Church (FL) and the author of There All Along: Black Participation in the Church of the Nazarene, 1914-1969

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

12:00pm - 1:30pm - Lunch and Dialogue on Youth and Racism (Koinonia Cafe)


6:30pm - 9:00pm - A Showing of and Discussion about the Documentary, We are Superman: The Transformation of 31st and Troost (Koinonia Cafe)

Chuck Sailors, Former Director of the Kansas City Urban Youth Center