General Assembly Participants Invited to Prayer Retreat

June 19 - 20, 2017, Indianapolis

Would you like to join with others for a 24-hour period of prayer and reflection just prior to the General Conventions & Assembly events in Indianapolis? Good news, you can!

The retreat will be held at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center (benedictinn.org), located 15 minutes from the Indiana Convention Center, where most General Assembly events will be located. 

IMPORTANT: The cost for this event ranges from $99 to $149 depending on room choice and if a reservation is made by March 31st. These prices cover food and lodging during the Retreat. Each participant is responsible for their own transportation to and from Indianapolis. Rates increase slightly after March 31st. 

Developed by leaders from Church of the Nazarene higher education institutions, the retreat is based on Jesus’ invitation to his disciples to “Come away … and rest a while” (Mark 6:31). The leaders, Including Deirdre Brower-Latz (Nazarene Theological College–Manchester), Rhonda Carrim (Northwest Nazarene University), Terry Fach (Ambrose University), Doug Hardy (Nazarene Theological Seminary), Rebecca Laird (Point Loma Nazarene University), and Doug VanNest (Mount Vernon Nazarene University), will direct Scripture presentations based on Ephesians 4:1-16, as well as times of community and private prayer.

Please visit www.nts.edu/pre-ga-prayer-retreat to register.



NTS Miriam Hall Lecture Series Featuring Dave Csinos

June 22 & 23, 2017 | General Assembly, Indianapolis, IN

Dave Csinos, an international expert in Children’s ministry, offers key insights into the gift of children, discipling them in Jesus’ name, and discipleship together through intergenerational learning. Csinos appears as the special guest of Nazarene Theological Seminary’s Miriam Hall lecture series, dedicated to promoting and empowering children’s ministry. A prolific author and speaker, Csinos’ presentations include many strategies for engaging children and intergenerational learning for faithful discipleship.

June 22, 2PM - 3PM
Sagamore 2
Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

June 23, 11AM - 12PM
Sagamore 4
More Radical Than We Realize: Intergenerational Faith Formation 

You can learn more about Dave Csinos at his website, https://davecsinos.com/.


SDMI & NTS USA/Canada Leadership Breakfast

June 23, 2017 | 7AM | Westin Hotel, Indianapolis IN

SDMI and NTS/CPL (Center for Pastoral Leadership) will partner to offer a special breakfast to highlight the crucial role of scripture for everyday discipleship in the local church.  A panel of ministry leaders will discuss both the motivation and resources essential to improving biblical understanding, personal discipleship, and ministry growth as pastors and laity engage scripture together. The breakfast greatly benefits pastors, district leaders, and lay ministry leaders. During the breakfast, participants will celebrate some of the significant ministry accomplishments on the USA/Canada region, hear about new ministry initiatives, and obtain resources to use in the local congregation.


 Friday, June 23, 2017
7AM - 8:30AM 


Westin Hotel, Indianapolis
241 W Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Click here to register.


NTS Alumni Breakfast at General Assembly

June 26, 6:45am CT, Indianapolis

NTS alumni, we hope you can join us for breakfast on the morning of June 26 at the Indianapolis Convention Center (rooms 140 - 142)!

It will be a fun opportunity to re-connect with former classmates, colleagues and friends. Current and former faculty members will be in attendance and you will hear from NTS President Carla Sunberg.

  • Adults: $25 (after 5/15/17: $30)
  • Children: $10 (after 5/15/17: $15)
  • Club 300 Members: $22 (after 5/15/17: $27)

Please register at www.nts.edu/nts-general-assembly-breakfast.


2017 Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference

We’re excited to announce the 2017 Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference! Registration opens on April 18, 2017 and early registration will be available until May 31.

Pre-Conference | September 25, 2017 (1PM - 5PM CT) | NTS Campus

The pre-conference will feature Karen Westerfield Tucker, Professor of Worship at Boston University. The theme for the pre-conference is Church Music and the Christian Year.

Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference | September 26-27, 2017 | NTS Campus

The theme for this year’s Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference is Finding Your Rhythm: Preaching the Church Year.

Click here to see who will be speaking at this year’s conference and to register.