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Reversing The Great Reversal: Renewing Urban Church Planting In The Wesleyan- Holiness Tradition, David A. Busic Jul 2018

Reversing The Great Reversal: Renewing Urban Church Planting In The Wesleyan- Holiness Tradition, David A. Busic

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this doctoral project is to develop new ways of thinking about missional strategies for church planting in the urban context. It considers how a robust missional theology, rooted in the best of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, can take shape in a rapidly growing urban context. Additionally, it examines how these theological practices can nourish and promote a vibrant church planting movement for the Church of the Nazarene.

Part One examines the urban history of the Church of the Nazarene, with a particular focus on the missional strategies of first generation Nazarene leaders. There are sociological and ecclesial reasons ...


Collection 0037: Keith Eugene Smith Papers, 1897-2000, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0037: Keith Eugene Smith Papers, 1897-2000, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The collection includes Keith Smith's files, notes and papers as a student at Nazarene Theological Seminary from 1948 to 1952, the third entering class, and also at Boston University, 1952-1954. Of interest to historians of the denomination are the research files he kept in preparing his dissertation for Boston University, “History of the Church of the Nazarene in Maine, 1893-1920: the formative years.” Also included in the collection are the Church bulletins from the churches he pastored, Mystic Side Congregational Church, Everett-Malden, Mass., from December 1952 to1955, Church of the Nazarene, Bingham, Maine, from 1955 to 1965 and First ...


Collection 0026: Papers Of Fred Conoway Kennedy, 1952-1990, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0026: Papers Of Fred Conoway Kennedy, 1952-1990, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The collection documents the education and career of Fred C. Kennedy. It is a summary record of the life of a Nazarene student who became a Presbyterian pastor and a Junior High teacher and the personal and cultural struggles he faced along the way. The collection includes syllabi, notes and papers from studies at Pasadena Nazarene College, San Francisco Theological Seminary and Austen Theological Presbyterian Seminary, of interest for research in the history of these schools, their denominations and their faculty members. Also included are 2 draft copies and 2 bound copies, of a book of his sermons prepared for ...


Collection 0016: Papers Of Paul S. Dayhoff, 1925-2009, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0016: Papers Of Paul S. Dayhoff, 1925-2009, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Paul Dayhoff (1925- ) Collection documents Church of the Nazarene missions in southern Africa. It contains data on 475 persons, mostly African nationals, who have been crucial to the development of the church in Africa. A version of this information was published in the internet Dictionary of African Biography (www.dacb.org). Other information was also published in Living Stones in Africa (3 volumes, 1996-2006) and in Africa Nazarene Mosaic: Inspiring Accounts of Living Faith (2001).


Collection 0080: Wesleyan Theological Society Records, 1963-2008, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0080: Wesleyan Theological Society Records, 1963-2008, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

This collection includes 16 linear feet of correspondence, organizational documents, minutes, membership records, audio tapes, microfilm, and conference papers. Also included is a full run of Wesleyan Theological Journal.


Collection 0015: Floyd J. Perkins Collection, 1886-2002, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections Jan 2018

Collection 0015: Floyd J. Perkins Collection, 1886-2002, Fuller Seminary Archives And Special Collections

List of Archival Collections

The Floyd Perkins Collection documents the life and ministry of Nazarene missionary Floyd Perkins and his family in Mozambique, Brazil and Colorado Springs. The collection includes personal records, correspondence, certificates and photographs as well as copies of Floyd Perkins’s theses and dissertations. Also included are the research notes and other information collected on the development of Christian missions in Swaziland for his dissertation entitled, “A History of Christian Missions in Swaziland to 1910.” These research notes and the accompanying dissertation are an internationally significant documentary collection containing both published and unpublished materials. The collection also includes published and unpublished ...


Theological Coherence Of Church Of The Nazarene Youth Pastors In The U.S. With The Articles Of Faith, Gary W. Hartke Mar 2017

Theological Coherence Of Church Of The Nazarene Youth Pastors In The U.S. With The Articles Of Faith, Gary W. Hartke

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Ethical Leadership Colloquium

Members of the Ed.D. Class of 2016-17, Cohort XII


Faith-Based Programming And Community Transformation, Larry Bollinger May 2016

Faith-Based Programming And Community Transformation, Larry Bollinger

Ed.D. Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to investigate the correlation between holistic programs administered by local Nazarene congregations and any impact on self-efficacy in order to assess the programs’ impact on community transformation. The goal was to determine if faith has a positive impact on poverty alleviation outcomes and if local congregations can be at least as effective as secular agencies in helping communities make progress out of poverty. The researcher used the New General Self-Efficacy (NGSE) scale to evaluate self-efficacy (Chen, Gully, & Eden, 2001) and found the beneficiaries of the holistic programs of Bangladesh Nazarene Mission had statistically significant ...


A Historical Account Of The Pentecostal Mission And Its Contributions To The Church Of The Nazarene, R. Jeffrey Hiatt Jan 2016

A Historical Account Of The Pentecostal Mission And Its Contributions To The Church Of The Nazarene, R. Jeffrey Hiatt

The Asbury Journal

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Education And Experience In Pastoral Leadership Development, Justin L. Hayes May 2015

An Analysis Of Education And Experience In Pastoral Leadership Development, Justin L. Hayes

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study analyzed the relationships between education and servant leadership behaviors and between experience and servant leadership behaviors. The goal was to determine whether education or experience served as the stronger predictor of servant leadership behaviors among Nazarene pastors. Several linear regressions were calculated using data submitted by 37 Nazarene pastors serving in the United States and Canada from a demographic survey designed by the researcher and the Servant Leadership Questionnaire. This study showed participating Nazarene pastors rate strongly in servant leadership behaviors, but no predictive relationships between education and servant leadership, between total years (full time and part time ...


Resourcing The Postmodern Pastor: An Examination Of Young Pastors’ Attitudes And The Implications For Denominational Publishers, Bonnie J. Perry May 2014

Resourcing The Postmodern Pastor: An Examination Of Young Pastors’ Attitudes And The Implications For Denominational Publishers, Bonnie J. Perry

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study explored the influence of postmodernity on the changing attitudes of young pastors regarding spirituality and discipleship in their adult congregants. The purpose of this study was to educate and equip Christian publishers to resource young pastors who are ministering in a postmodern culture. The study focused on Church of the Nazarene pastors 35 years old or younger in the calendar year 2012, exploring their attitudes toward Christian faith, spirituality, and discipleship. At certain junctures in the study, the young pastors’ attitudes were compared to those of pastors who were 36 years or older in order to determine what ...


Brief Glimpses Of Women In Ministry Within Early Holiness Organizations And The Church Of The Nazarene, Robert Doyle Smith Apr 2013

Brief Glimpses Of Women In Ministry Within Early Holiness Organizations And The Church Of The Nazarene, Robert Doyle Smith

Faculty Scholarship – Theology

This is a revised paper edited to fit the format for Scholar Week presentations April 2013 at Olivet Nazarene University. The earlier longer draft had been presented in the Women’s In Ministry Conference held at Glasgow University in May 2012. As a document delivered in a speaking context it does not include the normal documentation.

Reading the journals of the three primary groups that merged to form the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene (PCN) in 1907 and 1908 reveals the context that made possible the ordination of Olive Winchester and her early ministry within the PCN. This paper provides ...


Early Glimpses Of Women In Ministry Within Early Holiness Organizations And The Church Of The Nazarene, Robert Doyle Smith May 2012

Early Glimpses Of Women In Ministry Within Early Holiness Organizations And The Church Of The Nazarene, Robert Doyle Smith

Faculty Scholarship – Theology

Paper first presented at the Women in Ministry Conference held at Glasgow University in May 2012. The conference celebrated the first woman, Olive Winchester, to be ordained in the UK. As a document delivered in a speaking context it does not include the normal documentation.

Reading the journals of the three primary groups that merged to form the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene (PCN) in 1907 and 1908 reveals the context that made possible the ordination of Olive Winchester and her early ministry within the PCN. This paper provides glimpses of women minsters through the journals of these early groups ...


Chicago Central District 2012 : 108th Annual Assembly Journal, Church Of The Nazarene. Chicago Central District Jan 2012

Chicago Central District 2012 : 108th Annual Assembly Journal, Church Of The Nazarene. Chicago Central District

District Assembly Journals

Proceedings and reports from the session held at Danville First Church of the Nazarene, Danville, Illinois, April 15-16, 2012. Dr. J. K. Warrick, General Superintendent, and Dr. Brian Wilson, District Superintendent.


Spiritual Direction As Preventative Clergy Care: Presented In A Wesleyan Quadrilateral Paradigm, Terry L. Clees Jan 2012

Spiritual Direction As Preventative Clergy Care: Presented In A Wesleyan Quadrilateral Paradigm, Terry L. Clees

Doctor of Ministry

No abstract provided.


The Church Of The Nazarene In The U.S.: Race, Gender, And Class In The Struggle With Pentecostalism And Aspirations Toward Respectability, 1895-1985, Charles L. Perabeau May 2011

The Church Of The Nazarene In The U.S.: Race, Gender, And Class In The Struggle With Pentecostalism And Aspirations Toward Respectability, 1895-1985, Charles L. Perabeau

Faculty Scholarship - Sociology

This dissertation considers how the issues of race, gender, and class factored in the response of the Church of the Nazarene to the Azusa Street Revival, and how the processes of anti-Pentecostalization, whitening, masculinization, and embourgeoisement have contributed to elevating the social respectability of the Church of the Nazarene in the United States.


Marketing Nazarene Higher Education: A Study Of Nazarene High School Senior College Choice, Timothy W. Eades May 2011

Marketing Nazarene Higher Education: A Study Of Nazarene High School Senior College Choice, Timothy W. Eades

Ed.D. Dissertations

This was a quantitative study of college choice factors as related to Nazarene high school seniors. A purposeful sample comprised of 6,918 students was utilized leading to 343 valid survey respondents. Valid respondents were specifically high-school seniors, over the age of 18, which attended a Nazarene church and signified the intention of attending a college or university in the fall of 2010. Nine very important or extremely important college choice factors were derived from the findings of this study. Differentiations were established with students choosing to attend a Nazarene college or university and those that chose not to do ...


Articles Of Faith, Church Of The Nazarene Jan 2011

Articles Of Faith, Church Of The Nazarene

Official Statements

Preamble to the Articles of Faith:

In order that we may preserve our God-given heritage, the faith once delivered to the saints, especially the doctrine and experience of entire sanctification as a second work of grace, and also that we may cooperate effectually with other branches of the Church of Jesus Christ in advancing God’s kingdom, we, the ministers and lay members of the Church of the Nazarene, in accordance with the principles of constitutional legislation established among us, do hereby ordain, adopt, and set forth as the fundamental law or Constitution of the Church of the Nazarene the ...


Core Values Of The Church Of The Nazarene, Church Of The Nazarene Jan 2011

Core Values Of The Church Of The Nazarene, Church Of The Nazarene

Official Statements

1. We Are a Christian People -- 2. We Are a Holiness People -- 3. We Are a Missional People.


Chicago Central District 2011 : 107th Annual Assembly Journal, Church Of The Nazarene. Chicago Central District Jan 2011

Chicago Central District 2011 : 107th Annual Assembly Journal, Church Of The Nazarene. Chicago Central District

District Assembly Journals

Proceedings and reports from the session held at Chicago First Church of the Nazarene (Lemont Campus), Lemont, Illinois, June 19-20, 2011. Dr. Eugenio R. Duarte, General Superintendent, and Dr. Brian Wilson, District Superintendent.


Telos: The Destination For Nazarene Higher Education, Gregg A. Chenoweth, Barbara M. Ragan Jan 2011

Telos: The Destination For Nazarene Higher Education, Gregg A. Chenoweth, Barbara M. Ragan

Books and Manuscripts – Academic Affairs Office

A collection of essays that attempts to articulate the common “center pole” around which Nazarene higher educators stand and the theological and pedagogical commitments that draw them together. An end product of the Pole Project, the volume is a values document for Nazarene educational institutions and was produced and reviewed by 51 faculty at 16 institutions from six countries. The title, Telos, comes from the Greek term used in the New Testament to address the perfect end, or destination, for which Christians are designed. We achieve this when we are perfectly aimed by God. Each contribution in the collection discusses ...


Clergy Retention In The Church Of The Nazarene, The Role Of The District Superintendent In Clergy Decision-Making Regarding Persistence In Active Vocational Ministry, Jeren L. Rowell May 2010

Clergy Retention In The Church Of The Nazarene, The Role Of The District Superintendent In Clergy Decision-Making Regarding Persistence In Active Vocational Ministry, Jeren L. Rowell

Ed.D. Dissertations

The researcher theorized that collecting and analyzing data on variables associated with clergy attrition, particularly the relationship between pastor and district superintendent, would lead toward suggesting strategies for clergy retention that could be applied in the denominational judicatories of the USA and Canada region of the Church of the Nazarene. This study provided a fresh look at the pastor-superintendent relationship. The research demonstrated that superintendents are not and likely will not be highly engaged with pastors in the actual decision-making process regarding persistence in active vocational ministry. However, the study also revealed a strong desire among pastors for the involvement ...


Chicago Central District 2010 : 106th Annual Assembly Journal, Church Of The Nazarene. Chicago Central District Jan 2010

Chicago Central District 2010 : 106th Annual Assembly Journal, Church Of The Nazarene. Chicago Central District

District Assembly Journals

Proceedings and reports from the session held at Kankakee College Church of the Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Illinois, June 20-21, 2010. Dr. Eugenio R. Duarte, General Superintendent, and Dr. Brian E. Wilson, District Superintendent.


The Use Of Internet Sermon Resources : A Study In Christian Preaching, Corey Steven Macpherson Jan 2009

The Use Of Internet Sermon Resources : A Study In Christian Preaching, Corey Steven Macpherson

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Ministry Praxis And Spiritual Development Milestones In The Lives Of Children, Leon Marcel Blanchette Jr. Dec 2008

The Relationship Between Ministry Praxis And Spiritual Development Milestones In The Lives Of Children, Leon Marcel Blanchette Jr.

Faculty Scholarship – Christian Education

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the children‘s ministry praxis in Nazarene churches and four significant spiritual milestones in the lives of Nazarene children. A mixed method study was used to obtain statistical, quantitative results from the population and then followed up with two small groups to explore those results in more depth through personal interviews. This study compares four quadrants of children’s spirituality, the Pragmatic-Participatory Model, Media-Driven Active-Engagement Model, Instructional-Analytic Model, and the Contemplative-Reflective Model. A quadrant is one of four categories that best describes a children‘s pastor‘s ministry praxis ...


Substantialist And Relational Understandings Of Entire Sanctification Among Church Of The Nazarene Clergy, William M. Kirkemo Jan 2008

Substantialist And Relational Understandings Of Entire Sanctification Among Church Of The Nazarene Clergy, William M. Kirkemo

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Scriptural And Rational Piety : The Development And Use Of A Curriculum For Teaching Authentic Wesleyan Worship, Todd Alan Stepp Jan 2007

Scriptural And Rational Piety : The Development And Use Of A Curriculum For Teaching Authentic Wesleyan Worship, Todd Alan Stepp

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Rebel In The Ranks: A Biography Of Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Linda K. Alexander Jan 2004

A Rebel In The Ranks: A Biography Of Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Linda K. Alexander

Wesleyan Holiness Books

This dissertation studied the life, the theology and the educational pedagogy of Dr. Mildred Bangs Wynkoop. Wynkoop changed the theological framework within the international denomination of the Church of the Nazarene. Wynkoop’s proactive interpretation of Wesleyan theology kept the Church of the Nazarene in the forefront of theological development within the Wesleyan Holiness movement during the twentieth century.

Wynkoop was born on September 9, 1905 in Seattle, Washington. During her college years at Pasadena College she met and married Ralph Wynkoop, a religion major who wanted to be a preacher. After co-pastoring with her husband Ralph for several years ...


The Impact Of Sabbaticals On Burnout Precusors And Tenure Among Nazarene Clergy In The United States, James Phillip Fuller Jan 2003

The Impact Of Sabbaticals On Burnout Precusors And Tenure Among Nazarene Clergy In The United States, James Phillip Fuller

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 04, Neil B. Wiseman (Editor) Jun 1999

Preacher's Magazine Volume 74 Number 04, Neil B. Wiseman (Editor)

Preacher's Magazine

EDITORIAL Thanks, Brother, for Shaping Our Ministry, Neil B. Wiseman

FEATURE What People Remember About Your Ministry, Neil B. Wiseman

COLLECTION OF RANDAL E. DENNY WRITINGS Is Your Passport Ready?; The Most Neglected Ministry in the Church; We Preach Christ Crucified; At Your Service, Lord!; Pastoral Ministry: A Front Seat in Human Experience; Sunday School Is More Important than We Think; Theology of the Church—We Are Family; The Secret of Victorious Living; Just a Parish Priest; Precious Moments of Worship; What I Learned from Receiving Pastoral Care; To Be Used of God; What Is Success in Ministry?; Serendipities of ...