Nazarene Theological Seminary Celebrates 73rd Commencement

May 4, 2019 The 73rd Commencement activities were held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the J.B. Memorial Chapel on the campus of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Sam Vassal, District Superintendent for the Metro New York District Church of the Nazarene, delivered the commencement address. Dr. Vassal called graduates to guard the Gospel through exemplary Christian leadership. [...]

Fully Formed

On May 4th, NTS celebrated its 73rd graduating class. Each year I listen intently to testimonies of students and mentally compile common themes and phrases from the testimonies. How do our graduates reflect on their studies? How do they talk about their ministry or calling? What support networks do they name? How are they integrating their learning with their contexts […]

NTS Stories: Julia Ezeigbo

Julia Ezeigbo shares about her journey as both a residential and distance student at NTS. Learn more about NTS at

NTS Stories: Brian and Rosslyn Weigelt

NTS recently interviewed alumni Brian and Rosslyn Weigelt, currently serving in Japan where they live with their daughter, Eliza. When did you gradate? We both graduated in 1999. Rosslyn completed the MA in history and theology while Brian completed the Master of Divinity. How did your call to vocational ministry come about? Rosslyn sensed a call to ministry as a […]

Dr. David Wilson joins NTS Alumni Council

Dr. David Wilson, former General Secretary of the Church of Nazarene, was elected as the MVNU representative to the NTS Alumni Council on Monday, April 29th. Dr. Wilson replaces Dr. Matthew Price who is moving to Texas to direct church planting efforts there, after having served as a professor at MVNU. Dr. Wilson graduated from NTS in 1979 and went […]

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NTS welcomes assistant professor of Old Testament

April 17, 2019 Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome Dr. Jenny Matheny as Assistant Professor of Old Testament. Dr. Matheny has previously served as Associate Professor of Theology at Manhattan Christian College and as an adjunct professor at Multnomah University and George Fox University. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Matheny to the NTS faculty,” said NTS President Dr. […]

NTS welcomes visiting professor of evangelism

April 10, 2019 Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome Dr. Elaine Heath as the Visiting Chair of Evangelism for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. Dr. Heath has previously served as Dean and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology at Duke Divinity School and McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology. “We are honored to welcome Dr. […]

The Gospel in Motion

Lately, I’ve been thinking of the gospel as a verb. Wherever the Good News travels, things and people move. From the incarnation to the calling of the twelve, to the calling, forming and sending of Christian ministers (professional or lay) around the globe, gospel is a word reflecting God’s gracious energy and activity. Gospel is a verb, perhaps most especially […]

NTS Stories: Alice Piggie-Wallack

NTS graduate Rev. Alice Piggie-Wallack shares about her ministry in starting a church and compassionate ministry center in Kansas City, Missouri. Explore your call at

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