NTS President Dr. David Busic has been elected the 40th General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. He was elected on the 21st ballot with 722 votes (648 needed for election).
In his address to the assembly after his election Busic shared, “My brothers and sisters, I find myself experiencing two emotions at once. First, incredible gratitude to the Church and to God; except for the grace of God I have nothing and I am nothing. And apart from the Church, I have been given nothing. The other emotion I have is amazing humility that the Church would extend this honor to me. I have never felt adequate for the call that God has placed on my life, but I have always known His power to help me do what He has called me to do. And it is providential that the report on Scripture would be given prior to my election, because I have submitted myself to the authority of God’s word my whole life. I am a servant of the Church.”
Busic closed his address by saying, “I am submitted to the will of the Church. And with great humility, I accept your affirmation and I commit to be the kind of leader who continues to lead us into our best days as a Christian church, as a holiness church and as a missional church.”
View/read his full speech here.
Of Busic’s election, Dr. Jeren Rowell (Chair NTS Board of Trustees) shared, “The Board of Trustees congratulates President Busic on his election to the office of general superintendent. The global family of Nazarenes will be blessed by his leadership. While we clearly regret losing his direct leadership of NTS, we are confident that God will again provide the right leader for this time. We pray the grace and peace of Christ for the Busic family in this time of transition.”
Biblical preaching is one of the most important tasks of the God-called ministry. That’s why preparing and resourcing women and men to be outstanding biblical preachers is a priority for Nazarene Theological Seminary. For that reason, NTS is hosting its first Preaching Conference: PREACHING HOLINESS IN A PLURALISTIC WORLD | OCTOBER 1-2, 2013.
Children provided the focus of study at Nazarene Theological Seminary on Tuesday April 9, via the Miriam J. Hall Lectures in Children’s Ministries. Dr. Scottie May, Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College, provided a powerful opening lecture on “Why Welcoming Children Welcomes Jesus” and followed with an interactive session on “How Welcoming Children Welcomes Jesus.”
Congratulations to NTS student Jonathan Platter who has been selected as this year’s winner of the Tom Nees Social Justice Award for his paper titled, “The Trinity, Social Justice and the Missio Dei: A Trinitarian Construal of Agency, Treating Social Justice as Paradigmatic of Christian Action.”
Platter will present his paper in an NTS Chapel on Tuesday April 16 at 10:30am. All are welcome!
Dr. Tom Nees is widely recognized as the one who led the way in renewing the Church of the Nazarene’s understanding of its call to minister to and among those in need through the development of the Community of Hope in Washington D.C. Dr. Nees later served as Director of Mission Strategy for the Church of the Nazarene in the United States and Canada and as adjunct faculty for NTS, teaching urban ministry courses. The Nees lectureship and Nees Social Justice Award was made possible by NTS alumnus, Jim Copple, in 2008.
Last week, 3 seniors preached in chapel as a part of the Corlett Sermon Series. One of these will be selected by the NTS Faculty to preach their sermon at KC First Church of the Nazarene on the Sunday morning of commencement Sunday (May 12, 2013).
Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. NTS was awarded a grant in the same amount by the Luce Foundation in 2009 in order to start a Global Consortium that includes NTS and seven global Nazarene graduate theological schools and seminaries. This consortium has, over the past 4 years, met on a number of occasions in order to find ways to share resources and develop collaborative programs.
Monday, June 24, 2013 | 6:45am
Indianapolis Convention Center: Sagamore Ballrooms 6 & 7
Please plan to join us! You won’t want to miss out!
- Re-connect with former classmates, colleagues and friends.
- Catch up with current and former faculty members.
- Enjoy a full, hot plated breakfast (no buffet lines to stand in!).
- Be a part of imagining new and active ways for the NTS Alumni Association to engage its members and increase partnerships between NTS and the local church.
- Hear firsthand an exciting announcement from NTS President David Busic; and listen to him share from his heart a new vision for the future of NTS.
Made possible by generous funding from the Kern Foundation’s Oikonomia Network, Nazarene Theological Seminary hosted a dialogue led by Dr. Jeff Van Duzer on January 29, 2013 focused on the interface between Christians and the worlds of business, economics, and culture. Dr. Van Duzer is newly appointed Provost of Seattle Pacific University, having previously served as the Dean of the School of Business and Economics and Professor of Business Law and Ethics. For twenty years prior to his full-time association with the University, he practiced law in Seattle with an emphasis on finance and natural resources. He writes and speaks frequently in both church and professional settings, offering Christian perspectives on the worlds of business and economics.
NTS is pleased to announce that it will once again host the annual Ph.D. forums for Nazarene Theological College, Manchester. These forums will be held each day as noted below at 2:00pm in the NTS Library Conference Room. The schedule, including presenter and presentation name, is listed below.
NTS is hosting a lecture & luncheon on Theology & Economics on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, featuring Dr. Jeff Van Duzer, Dean and Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the School of Business & Economics at Seattle Pacific University.
Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that its Master of Arts (Theological Studies) degree (MATS) is now available as a fully distance degree.* Students may earn this degree by taking courses online, via video-conference or by enrolling in a one- or two-week module course in Kansas City or at any of the Seminary’s multi-campus sites (Bethany, OK; Mount Vernon, OH; Nashville, TN; Quincy, MA).
During a recent visit back to Bethany, OK, NTS President Dr. David Busic presented the Towel and Basin Award to Mrs. Hazel Quick. “The Towel and Basin award,” shared Busic, “is given to those who have passionately worked to advance the mission of NTS. Hazel Quick—along with her family—is a tireless ambassador for our Seminary. Her investment will continue to bear fruit for future generations of ministers.”
Nazarene Theological Seminary delivered the first of four Doctor of Ministry seminars at Seminario Nazareno de las Americas (SENDAS) in San Jose, Costa Rica. One other seminar will be taught in Costa Rica with the other two being delivered at the Seminario Teológico Nazareno Sudamericano in Quito, Ecuador.
Amy Plantinga Pauw, the Henry P. Mobley Jr. Professor of Doctrinal Theology at Louisville Seminary, delivered the Grider-Winget Lectures in Theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary earlier this month. The topics were “Why We Need a Wisdom Ecclesiology,” “Proverbs and the Church’s Creaturely Calling,” and “Ecclesiastes’ Word to the Missional Church.”
This week, Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) received approval from the state of Massachusetts to offer courses for its Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv) at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) in Quincy, MA. As such, ENC will become the fourth school to partner with NTS in its Multi-Campus Seminary initiative. “We are excited to begin this partnership with Eastern Nazarene College,” shared NTS President Dr. David Busic. “We believe it will have a significant impact on the preparation of ministry leaders on the ENC region for years to come.”
Nazarene Theological Seminary’s cross-cultural, mentored internship program 365m is currently accepting student applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Cohorts are being formed for New Zealand, Ireland, Northern Ireland (U.K.), Bulgaria, and New York City (U.S.).