Convene is an intentionally designed, one-week learning experience that takes place on the Kansas City campus each fall. Convene includes three courses, comprising 7-credit hours. The face-to-face experience of Convene provides opportunities to engage in thoughtful reflection on the practice of ministry in a rich, community-based learning environment.
Convene also includes off-campus, immersive learning experiences designed to help students explore the integration of theology and practice. One of the highlights of Convene is the ability to connect with fellow students in person, share meals together, and reflect on learning in real-time. NTS students consistently report an overwhelming sense of increased community and learning as result of participating in Convene.
Four weeks of Convene spread over the program are incorporated into the MDiv program; two weeks for the MATL.