June 11, 2019
NTS was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. The grant will fund a year-long project at NTS entitled Re-Imagining Pedagogies for Diverse Professionals.
Since its establishment in 1945, Nazarene Theological Seminary has been primarily understood as a graduate school for the preparation of professional clergy. That commitment has not diminished. However, like other seminaries across North America, NTS is also engaging a broader constituency, including an increasing number of students whose calling and professions are outside traditional ecclesial structures.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, NTS will implement a project designed to enable the seminary to explore new patterns of teaching and student formation appropriate for the seminary’s changing student body. The project entails faculty and key program administrators devoting a year to the reimagination, construction, implementation, and evaluation of new pedagogical approaches for the increase of students with various professional contexts and dispositions.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and located at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
“We are grateful for the support of the Wabash Center for Teaching a Learning, a leading institute resourcing teaching and innovation in theological education. This grant will enable NTS to robustly explore new possibilities for student learning that ultimately deepen the church’s engagement with God’s mission in the world,” said Dean of the Faculty Dr. Josh Sweeden.