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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Giving glory to God for what He is doing through his Church
In September 2018, as part of my placement, I started a pioneer chaplaincy role in a primary school in Wigan. I felt called to start a prayer group – via Chatterbox – and teach young people to pray. Teachers and pupils took to this idea with enthusiasm and now there are prayer stations throughout each classroom and in the corridors.
I then invited members of the local church to get involved in the prayer group and to organise a prayer event, provide a listening ear and organise weekly assemblies. Since the local church has been involved there has been an increase in numbers at their family service.
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MA Partnership with the Netherlands
What happens when the Church and its educators dream together about further equipping, serving, and deepening theological education for ministry and mission in the 21st century? It results in creative partnerships that extend across seas!
NTC and the Netherlands District of the Church of the Nazarene have established a vital partnership that will see NTC deliver MA-level study as a possible route to ordination for Dutch students.
‘The Fall of Wisdom: Reflections on Evil and the Purposes of God’
Tuesday 18 June 2019, 5:00pm.
The 2019 MWRC Annual Lecture will be given by Dr Chris E. W. Green, Professor of Theology at Southeastern University.
J.B. Maclagan Chapel on the campus of Nazarene Theological College.
This lecture explores the doctrine of evil from four perspectives: wickedness, corruption, calamity, and sin. Contending that original wickedness is deeper than original sin, the lecture suggests that the “pre-Edenic” power of wickedness brought about the corruption that still confronts us in the “natural” world. In short, creation is not what it should be, not what it will be. Right from the beginning, evil has been present with us. Once this is understood, we must radically reconfigure familiar Wesleyan and Pentecostal theologies of sin and providence, as well as pastoral and missional practices.
NTC Graduation 2019 will be held on 5 October 2019 at The Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester.
We are delighted to have NTC graduate Dr Carla Sunberg (PhD) as our guest speaker. Dr. Sunberg was elected 43rd general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene at the 29th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2017. At the time of her election, Dr. Sunberg was president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, where she had been serving since January 2014.
Dr Julie Lunn’s new book published
Nazarene Theological College (NTC) would like to congratulate Revd Julie Lunn for the December 2018 publication of The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley’s Hymns published by Routledge.
“This book is the fruit of six years of study for my PhD, and then a further year of adaptation and fresh writing. The book is about the link, particularly found in Charles Wesley’s poetic texts, between the concepts – and experience – of the resignation of the believer to God and the believer’s sanctification through the grace of God. The book is primarily a theological study of Charles’ texts, and the themes which emerge associated with resignation and sanctification; the last chapter however, addresses these concepts in a twenty-first century context.”