Academics

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday
May032015

REFRESH SERVICE PROJECT

May 16 - 20, 2016


Saturday
May022015

SHANGHAI TO BEIJING: 13-DAY CRUISE / STUDY TRIP 

JUNE 4 - 16, 2016
Travel with NTS on a 13-day cruise, from Shanghai to Beijing!  

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Saturday
May022015

CREATIVITY, CONFIDENCE, & COMPANIONING: VITAL DEVELOPMENT IN TIMES OF CHANGE (An MNU PALCON Pre-Conference for Women Clergy)

JUNE 20, 2016 |  2:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University (Pre-Conference for MNU PALCON) 

This conference seeks to aid women clergy in finding their footing and voice in ministry and in life. Veteran pastors and church leaders, Julie Cheney, Rebecca Lum and Carla Sunberg will share their own ministry journeys including the challenges they’ve encountered, as well as the support and encouragement they’ve received. Opportunities for dialogue and conversation with other colleagues will enrich the content offered by our featured speakers.  

JULIE CHENEY is Associate Pastor at the Porterville Church of the Nazarene, nearing nineteen years as a member of their pastoral team. She brings her expertise in leadership and organizational strategy to the church as well as her desire to support people in being transformed by Jesus Christ. Pastor Julie earned her BA at Fresno Pacific University, and her Master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. She holds several positions in the denomination, including Chairperson of the District SDMI, Southwest Representative for the USA/Canada Women Clergy Council, member of the District Board of Ministerial Preparation, and instructor for ministerial preparation courses. She also influences her local community as the instructor for Leadership Porterville.

REBECCA LUM is the Lead Pastor at Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene in upstate New York. She and her husband of almost 39 years, pastored together until he passed away from cancer in March of 2015. Raised in a pastor’s home, she is no stranger to the church and has observed the spiritual victories and struggles of many. Majoring in music at Bible College provided preparation for her early years of ministry where she was Worship Pastor as well as Children’s Director. In May of 2010 she was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. The many hats of ministry she has worn include: Ladies Ministry Director, Worship Pastor, Pastor of Small Groups, District Family Life Coordinator and serving on the District Ministry Board.

CARLA SUNBERG is the tenth president of NTS.  Sunberg was ordained as a Nazarene elder during the 13 years that she and her husband Chuck served as missionaries in the former Soviet Union, where she served as director of compassionate ministries as well as director of theological education. In 2005, the Sunbergs returned to the U. S. and pastored at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Carla served as pastor of evangelism and discipleship. In 2011, she and Chuck accepted a call to serve as co-district superintendents for East Ohio. Carla has a Ph.D in historical theology from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, a Master of Arts from NTS and a Bachelors of Science from MidAmerica Nazarene University. In 2012, Olivet Nazarene University awarded her an honorary Doctor of Divinity.  



 

If you have questions about this PALCON pre-conference, please contact the NTS CPL Office at cpl@nts.edu.  


Friday
May012015

IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE MINISTRY

JUNE 20-24, 2016

Are you looking for a practical way to help refugees and immigrants in your church or community? NTS, the Church of the Nazarene Multi-Cultural Ministries Office and World Relief are partnering this summer to offer 40-Hour Basic Immigration Law training.  This one-week course is for pastors or laypersons. Click here to learn more, or contact Lynne Bollinger at lbollinger@nts.edu.  Scholarship opportunities available through Multi-Cultural Ministries Office.

 

Friday
May012015

CREATIVITY, CONFIDENCE, & COMPANIONING: VITAL DEVELOPMENT IN TIMES OF CHANGE (An NNU PALCON Pre-Conference for Women Clergy)

June 27, 2016  |  2:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus of Northwest Nazarene University (Pre-Conference for NNU PALCON) 

This conference seeks to aid women clergy in finding their footing and voice in ministry and in life. Veteran pastors and church leaders, Amanda Marble, Dana Preusch and Carla Sunberg will share their own ministry journeys including the challenges they’ve encountered, as well as the support and encouragement they’ve received. Opportunities for dialogue and conversation with other colleagues will enrich the content offered by our featured speakers.  


AMANDA MARBLE serves as the Director of the Career Center and undergraduate retention at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU).  Amanda grew up in the Pacific Northwest and completed her undergraduate degree at Northwest Nazarene University in Public Communication. During her college years, Amanda served in a variety of student leadership positions at NNU, including Student Body President. In 2012, she was honored by her alma mater with a Centennial Medallion for her student leadership involvement. She began her professional career at Eastern Nazarene College  as the Coordinator for New Student Orientation, Resident Director, and Student Government Advisor. While in this role, she completed a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Geneva College.  Prior to returning to NNU in 2009, Amanda served as the Manager of the Student Alumni Organization and Student Advancement at Pepperdine University. Alongside her professional role at NNU, Amanda is completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University. Amanda is passionate about Christian higher education, women, and leadership, all of which guide her academic and professional pursuits. 

DANA PREUSCH brings 17 years of pastoral ministry to her role as director of the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership (CPL). Her pastoral ministry began with eight years of service to Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas, and continued from 2005 through 2007 at North Raleigh Church of the Nazarene in North Carolina. From 2008 to 2013, before heeding the call to direct the CPL, she was the lead pastor for Blakemore Church of the Nazarene in Nashville. Rev. Preusch holds a Master of Theology degree from Duke University and a Master of Divinity degree from NTS. The two advanced degrees followed her Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science. As director of the CPL, Rev. Preusch oversees day to day operations and seeks to leverage the resources of NTS to benefit pastors still in training, those already in the field and others in ministry.

CARLA SUNBERG is the tenth president of NTS.  Sunberg was ordained as a Nazarene elder during the 13 years that she and her husband Chuck served as missionaries in the former Soviet Union, where she served as director of compassionate ministries as well as director of theological education. In 2005, the Sunbergs returned to the U. S. and pastored at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Carla served as pastor of evangelism and discipleship. In 2011, she and Chuck accepted a call to serve as co-district superintendents for East Ohio. Carla has a Ph.D in historical theology from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, a Master of Arts from NTS and a Bachelors of Science from MidAmerica Nazarene University. In 2012, Olivet Nazarene University awarded her an honorary Doctor of Divinity.