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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 for further information.  More information on the NTS DMin can be found on our website at

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).

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Gratos saludos NTS,

I appreciate this educational opportunity NTS is working on, this will allow us advance in a better understanding of the Bible and theological truth, and also advance our commitment to spiritual maturity, kingdom growth and passion for God.

Brothers and sisters at NTS, this commitment is very much welcomed and greatly appreciated. Without doubt will allow us to enhance our Christian education, move forward to new territories and become better servants and ministers of the gospel. I will be praying for you.

05.30.2014 | Unregistered CommenterA. N.

Food for thought…
We live in an era in need of missional leaders, trained and able to lead the postmodern church contextually and focused in furthering God’s kingdom. According to Orlando E. Costas: “The fundamental task of the church, is to highlight the kingdom of God. In evangelization and other ministries, the church must say of the kingdom of God and of itself, what John the Baptist said of Christ He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30) (Costas, 1989, p.149)

09.25.2014 | Unregistered Commenteranonimo
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