The week of January 18, 2016, the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership (CPL) hosted a series of service projects, worship services, panel discussions and dialogues in order to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to address the important issues of race, privilege, and our responsibility as the church.
Kansas City area Churches of the Nazarene and affiliated educational institutions-including Nazarene Theological Seminary-offer their condolences to the families of Kansas City firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh. Both men lost their lives on October 12 while making heroic rescues of individuals trapped in a burning apartment building. Their ultimate sacrifice of life reminds us of the daily danger faced by the police officers and firefighters in our community. We are calling upon the God of all comfort to stand by the surviving family members and colleagues of these men in their dark days of loss. May the Lord bless and comfort during this time of grief as only our God can.
A memorial fund is available to help support the families of fallen firefighters. Donations can be made by check, payable to IAFF Local 42, and sent to: 320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A | Kansas City, MO 64133.
Nazarene Theological Seminary hosted the annual Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference September 29 and 30. This year’s conference, Local Flavor: Preaching in Context, featured seven preachers from a diverse set of local congregations across the U.S.
As we do each year, we are once again partnering wtih our undergraduate schools in the U. S. at each of their homecoming events.
PRESIDENT SUNBERG TO SERVE AS HONORARY CHAIR OF THE REV. DR. FAY QUANSTROM CHAIR OF PASTORAL MINISTRY AT OLIVET
Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) are pleased to announce their formal partnership in the preparation of ministry leaders.
We are pleased to report that our 2015 Fall Enrollment is a 13% increase over last fall! We are praising God for his work in our community and are grateful that as he calls women and men to ministry, that Nazarene Theological Seminary continues to be a place where Kingdom leaders prepare and are sent into the world!
President Carla Sunberg invites you to journey to China with NTS (Beijing to Shanghai, a 13-day Cruise/tour with 11 Guided Tours) June 4-16, 2016.
On Tuesday night (Sept 29) of the Preachers Conference, NTS will host a special dinner to celebrate our 70th Anniversary, as well as alumni class reunions. Click here for the details and to purchase your ticket!
In response to an invitation by the Hispanic Strategy Committee of the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene, Nazarene Theological Seminary, together with the Office of Multicultural Ministries, has successfully established a Kansas City Spanish Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree. Like its English counterpart, the emphasis on the degree will be on Wesleyan Pastoral Theology.
The NTS community is grieved and saddened by the senseless shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The pastor of the congregation, Rev. Pinckney was a DMin candidate at Wesley Seminary studying under Dr. Lovett Weems, former president of St. Paul School of Theology here in Kansas City. We pray for the family members of all the victims of this crime and for the entire Emmanuel AME congregation. May our sanctuaries be places of peace and reconciliation where the kingdom of God reigns.
The NTS Community mourns the loss of Dr. Rob Staples, AB, BD, ThD, Professor of Theology at NTS from 1976-1996. Beginning in 1963, Dr. Staples spent well over three decades teaching at Southern Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. Rob was a sage teacher-leader who provided wise counsel to the Church of the Nazarene in the midst of some of her most challenging periods. He often said that if you want to change the Church you must do it from the inside. And generations of students, pastors, missionaries and church leaders would testify that he embodied his theology in that very way. Rob loved Christ’s Church, and he loved the Church of the Nazarene. With unswerving conviction, he embodied in his faith and witness a robust theology of the Church of the Nazarene that is indissolubly connected to the universal Church.
At the April 2015 meeting of the NTS Board of Trustees, President Sunberg delivered her annual report.
Click here to read the report she delivered, which includes not only an overview of the past year, but also a look at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Preparing Kingdom Leaders for 70 Years.
NTS is pleased to announce the lineup of preachers and panelists for its third annual Preachers Conference. The conference will be held this fall, September 29-30, and will once again take place on the Seminary’s main campus in Kansas City, MO.
Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to announce Rev. Tim McPherson as the new Dean for Institutional Advancement. This is a new position for the Seminary.
President Carla Sunberg, together with the NTS community, would like to extend condolences to the family of Joseph Dudley Powers, M. D., who passed away Sunday morning March 22. Dr. Powers was a physician, missionary, dedicated churchman, and a great supporter and friend of the Seminary.