There is always lots going on at Nazarene Theological College
…and more than meets the eye too! Not only do we have our classes but we often host conferences or public lectures. There’s also regular community groups and events that meet here at the College. So stop on by these pages for all the latest goings on!
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As he studies an MA in Theology and Humanitarian Development at Nazarene Theological College, Manchester (NTC), Dieudonne Nzayi’s heart and mind are returning to his home and people in the Congo, a war-torn nation in East Central Africa.
Living in Sheffield with his wife, Chantal Nyankumi, and their two sons Elohim and Elijah, Dieudonne is training and leading Congolese pastors from Eastern Congo and is an associate minister in the New Testament Church of God in Sheffield. He is also developing a project he calls One Family, One Bible, with the objective of bringing Bibles to every family in eastern Congo, many of whom have lost everything, including their Bibles, in the civil war.
He enrolled at NTC last year, where he is gaining a deeper understanding of theology and how it breathes into a pastor’s leadership in serving the marginalized, and bringing biblical justice to their communities and world.
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Advent to epiphany: Reflections for the season written by the people of Nazarene Theological College
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Principal’s project 2020 – 2021
And… introducing our next miracle story! Let’s raise £120,000 and raise the roof!
A roof raised! The genteel old lady of the White House has been an incredible gift to NTC. Ever since Dr. Hugh Rae and others had the vision, put their backs into it, it has served as home, dining room, kitchen, family accommodation, warden’s flats, studies, Phd-examinations, parties, wedding reception venues, funeral space… It has become revamped with posh new reception areas and shiny radiators, polished oak seamlessly next to comfy chairs, and sleek photocopiers wirelessly connected… It’s a hub, a centre, and it breathes!
I think that when the building hears voices it almost smiles and it makes me think of the Psalms… and poets – ‘these walls cry out…’ or… ‘the tales it could tell.’ But – its 114 year old roof is sagging a bit… Who can blame it? We’d creak too if we were holding up the weight of hope on our shoulders – and so, we’re going to fix it. Of course, because of its dignity – fixing it isn’t a duck tape, spit and polish job. Instead, laboriously and with craftsmanship, piece by piece it will be taken down and rebuilt… To do this, we need your help…
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New Scholarship Announced for Postgraduate Students from South Asia: The Hermann Gschwandtner Postgraduate Scholarship
NTC-Manchester is launching a new scholarship to provide assistance for postgraduate students from South Asia. Designed to support students pursuing full time or part time study, the award will be named after a man who invested more than twenty-five years of his life in the work of the Church in South Asia, Dr Hermann Gschwandtner.
Dr Hermann Gschwandtner, who retired in 2015 from his role as Field Strategy Coordinator in South Asia, is a man of many gifts. Before becoming a Nazarene Minister in Frankfurt, Germany, he ran a parachurch organisation that handled literature distribution – and then swiftly took on work with the Church in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, a time when he began to develop ministry in the area of compassionate ministries. This mushroomed, and led to his coordinating compassionate ministry efforts throughout South Asia – which led directly to starting the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. From 2000, he took over the work of the JESUS film ministry in India and South Asia. In 2010, he took on the role of field strategy coordinator for the South Asia field, in a time which saw thousands of new churches planted, often in challenging circumstances.