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.).
NTS welcomed renowned Old Testament Scholar Dr. Terence Fretheim as the Benner/Earle Visiting Scholar during the Seminary’s 2-week intensive modules this fall. Professor Fretheim, the Elva B. Lowell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, co-taught an exegetical course on the book of Genesis with NTS Professor of Old Testament Dr. Joseph Coleson.
Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the launch of the revised and expanded website for the Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry. Note the new web address: wcwim.org. Readers can also access the site via the home page of the NTS website at nts.edu.
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.