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Nazarene Theological Seminary Celebrates 71st Commencement

May 7, 2017 – The 71st Spring Commencement activities were held at Kansas City First Church of the  Nazarene.  

“Our intention was not just for you to finish with a degree. Our intention has always been for you to begin and to continue faithful and effective ministry throughout your life,” said Dr. Roger Hahn to the 2017 graduating class. Dr. Hahn was the commencement speaker as he retires after fifteen years as Dean of the Faculty. He will continue teaching at NTS.

Forty-seven graduates of the class of 2017 received the following degrees:

  • 25 Master of Divinity degrees
    • 2 of these students completed their validated Course of Study for Ordination
  • 15 Master of Arts degrees
  • 7 Doctor of Ministry degrees

Thirteen certificates were earned in the following disciplines:

  • Certificate in Chaplaincy Ministries
  • Certificate in Christian Discipleship
  • Certificate in Collaborative Urban Ministry and Development
  • Certificate in Pastoral Counseling
  • Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Also, seven diplomas were awarded:

  • 5 in Cross-Cultural Ministries, our 365m program
  • 1 in Youth and Family Ministry
  • 1 in Children and Family Ministries

This year’s graduates represented nine countries including the United States, India, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, New Zealand and South Africa. Congratulations!


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