In response to an invitation by the Hispanic Strategy Committee of the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene, Nazarene Theological Seminary is working with the Office of Multicultural Ministries on a plan to offer its Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Spanish to leaders ministering in Hispanic contexts in North America. As with the English language DMin program, the emphasis will be on Wesleyan Pastoral Theology.
“As the demographics in North America have continued to change and shift, NTS has recognized the need for a Spanish-Language Doctor of Ministry degree” shared NTS President Carla Sunberg. “We desire to respond to the needs of the church and our communities as we prepare pastors and leaders for the future.”
The target dates for the first cohort of 12 – 15 students are:
- September 30, 2014 – Admission deadline
- November 30, 2014 – Notification of acceptance
- January 1, 2015 – Enrollment & beginning of pre-coursework
- June 8-18, 2015 – First seminar held at NTS
The cost of the program for USA/Canada Nazarenes in the Spanish Language DMin degree will be supplemented by grants that NTS has received from foundations committed to multicultural theological education for ministers, as well as by the Office of Multicultural Ministries.
Ministry leaders on the USA/Canada Region who have a Master’s degree in Theology/Ministry and who are interested in a contextualized Spanish language DMin should contact Dr. Mario Zani at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. More information on the NTS DMin can be found on our website at nts.edu/dmin.
Pictured above, Back row (left to right): Dr. Roger Hahn (NTS Dean of the Faculty); Dr. Jerry Lambert (NTS Director of Institutional Advancement); Dr. Doug Hardy (NTS Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program). Front Row (left to right): Dr. Mario Zani (USA/Canada Hispanic Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator); Dr. Roberto Hodgson (Director, Multicultural Ministries USA/Canada); Dr. Orlando Serrano (District Superintendent, Western Latin American District).