This week, NTS was privileged to host a meeting of the presidents and academic deans from the schools that make up the Nazarene Global Consortium of Graduate Schools of Theology. The consortium’s purpose is to connect Nazarene seminaries by optimizing the global resources available for theological education. This very unique partnership includes Africa Nazarene University (Kenya), Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (Philippines), Korea Nazarene University (South Korea), Nazarene Theological College, Brisbane (Australia), Nazarene Theological College, Manchester (England), Seminario Nazareno de las Americas (Costa Rica), and Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansas City; USA). Funding for the consortium is provided through a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) is pleased to announce the receipt of an historic ruling from its accrediting agency, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Stewardship Ministries announced that NTS student, Chad Laughrey, has been selected as one of their 2012 Stewardship Sermon Scholarship winners. His $1,000 scholarship award will be credited to his 2012-2013 school year tuition payment.
NTS recently announced changes to its administrative staff. Jerry Lambert, who has served the seminary since 2008 as director of global initiatives, will now serve the institution as director of institutional advancement, giving special attention to donor development. Marsha Sailors, director of development, communications, and alumni relations since 2004, will now primarily focus on the marketing needs of the seminary, serving as director of communications and alumni relations.
Nazarene Theological Seminary held its 66th commencement on Sunday, May 13, at 4:00pm at Kansas City (MO) First Church of the Nazarene. The 45 graduates of the Class of 2012 received degrees as follows: 6 Doctor of Ministry; 28 Master of Divinity; 2 M.A. in Christian Formation and Discipleship; 3 M.A. in Intercultural Studies; and 6 M.A. (Theological Studies). 10 students earned
This year’s Tom Nees Social Justice Award winner is Jonathan Sutter. Jonathan presented his paper in a forum at NTS on April 10, 2012. Jonathan’s paper is titled, “Personal holiness as the source of Christian social justice: A case study of holiness and hospitality in the life of Abba Macarius the Egyptian”.
On Tuesday, December 6 the Board of General Superintendents met with David A. Busic, president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Harold B. Graves Jr., president of Nazarene Bible College. The purpose of the meeting was to give an opportunity for the school presidents to communicate their plans and hopes for these two educational institutions.
On Tuesday, September 13, Dr. Jeren Rowell, Chair of the NTS Board of Trustees, welcomed and introduced NTS’ new president, Dr. David Busic and his wife, Christi, at the opening convocation chapel.
Dr. David Busic will become the ninth President of Nazarene Theological Seminary. On Wednesday, August 31, the NTS Board of Trustees voted overwhelmingly to reaffirm the election of Busic as President.