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Jan302015

NTS SENDS NEWEST 365M COHORT

NTS held its annual sending service January 27 for students preparing to serve through the 365M Program. Roger Hahn, Dean of the Faculty, shared a message of challenge and encouragement and General Superintendent Eugénio R. Duarte prayed for the students and their families.

365M is a yearlong global mission experience that couples graduate-level intercultural studies with hands-on experience in cross-cultural settings around the world. In 365 days, through intensive module classes, online coursework, and on-the-ground training and mentoring, students earn a 24-credit graduate Diploma in Cross-Cultural Ministry, while embarking on an experience of a lifetime.

365M Program Director David Wesley opened the sending service with the following:  “The mission nature of God is woven into the DNA of NTS. This is evident in our curriculum, our community events, and even in our structure. Today’s chapel is one of the ways that we explicitly focus our attention on the nature of God, who sends. 365M is a robust, contextual learning program in which NTS students learn within the context of global missions. Today, the NTS community comes together to pray for the 2015 cohort of 365M students that will be leaving in just a few days. We acknowledge those who are sent through 365M; we acknowledge those who have been sent through 365M in the past; and we acknowledge our seminary community as a sent community.”

This year’s cohort of students is the largest in the program’s history:

  • Abigail and John Carr with sons Hosea and Moses; Larne, Northern Ireland 
  • Bailey Daniels; Belfast, Northern Ireland 
  • Kaitlyn Dexter; Wicklow, Republic of Ireland 
  • Sarah Dutra; Brisbane, Australia 
  • Weston Jordan; Brisbane, Australia 
  • April Kerbyson; Wicklow, Republic of Ireland 
  • Daniel Manning; Perth, Scotland 
  • Brianna Thompson; Ardrossan, Scotland 
  • Aisling and Grant Zweigle with sons Graiden and Abram; Manila, Philippines

You can get more information about 365M on the NTS website or by contacting Lynne Bollinger at lbollinger@nts.edu.  

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