Category Archives: Young Adult

Invitation to new NTSx class “Calling” Emerging Adults

NTSx, the open, online learning platform for lifelong learning at Nazarene Theological Seminary will offer a new course this fall. Calling Emerging Adults offers an open, online, course exploring the nature of emerging adulthood, its relationship to the Millennial Generation, and the need … Continue reading

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The Power of Entrepreneurship in a Ministry Setting

Nazarene Theological Seminary will soon begin its second class in Ministerial Entrepreneurship. The course was created in partnership with the Kern Family Foundation Oikonomia Network, MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Kauffman Foundation Fasttrac program on Entrepreneurship. Basically, … Continue reading

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Leadership  and Learning together in Australia

Field Strategy Coordinator John Moore invited both David and I to participate in a day of learning through the region’s Leadership Development Initiative. This event combined both established pastors and rising young leadership such as Brett Crowther, Aaron Park, Emily … Continue reading

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Mission Paraguay

While taking a vacation from Discipleship Commons, I have been busy on a new blog KCFC Mission Paraguay  

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On the Mind or On the Ground, Food for the Soul

So, I am riding to Nashville with Mark Hayse and students from MidAmerica Nazarene University for the National Youth Workers Convention. Mark introduces me as NTS professor but also presenter and board member with Youthfront.. One of the students leans … Continue reading

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Discussing Youth Ministry and Race: A View from the Pew

Every once in a while you realize you are in the middle of something really, really special.  I have over thirty-five years experience listening to presentations in varying contexts, first in broadcast television news and later in academic settings. November … Continue reading

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365M in Ireland

Arrived this morning in Dublin (after a sleepless flight) and, after a quick shower, joined David and Glynda Wesley, alongside Norm Henry, for a trip to Belfast for 365M training with pastors and supervisors from Northern Ireland and Ireland. The trip … Continue reading

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