Dr. Dean Blevins, Emily Haynes and Albert Hung
Dr. Dean Blevins is Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at NTS and Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship Program. Emily Haynes is one of the lead pastors at Kaleo Church in Nashville. She is also founder and owner of Curative (Social Media Solutions). Albert Hung - Albert is the Lead Pastor at Trinity Church in Monterey Park, CA and also District Superintendent elect of the Northern California District Church of the Nazarene. He spent over a decade in the entertainment business as a stage director, actor, composer, recording artist, and television host.
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Presenter: Dr. Dean Blevins, Emily Haynes and Albert Hung
Date/Time: September 19, 2017 11:00AM Central Time
Life-Long Learning Contact Hours: 1.00
Social media now influences a large number of congregations as well as the pastors serving those communities. This offers fresh opportunities for engaging a larger public, promote congregational communication, and extend the message of the gospel in creative ways. Yet, many people struggle to understand not only the potential, but also the liability, associated with social media use. During the recent General Assembly, delegates adopted a resolution designed to address social media practice. The resolution offers the church an opportunity to reflect on the possibilities and challenges that occur through social media. This webinar explores the impact of social media, its influence in congregational life, and suggestions for future practice.

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Presenter: Rev Dr. Jeff Barker
Date/Time: October 17, 2017 2:00PM Central Time
Life-Long Learning Contact Hours: 1.00
This webinar will help congregations and pastors remember that their lives are immersed in God’s life, and their participation in God’s life is made visible through their participation in God’s mission in the world. Any relative “success” or “failure” is never to be determined by numerical or economic considerations. Congregational faithfulness can only be discovered through observation of a congregation’s Christian narrative and embodied practices.

Rev Dr. Jeff Barker
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Barker is an alum of NTS and serves on the New England District.

Dr. Mark Walker
Mark Walker has been in pastoral ministry for 15 years and has served at Lansing Woodview Church of the Nazarene since December of 2007. Mark is an alumni of Nazarene Theological Seminary and has just completed his D.MIN at NTS, focusing on the impact of modeling and mentoring on pastors and their long term effectiveness.
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Presenter: Dr. Mark Walker
Date/Time: November 16, 2017 2:00PM Central Time
Life-Long Learning Contact Hours: 1.00
While education is essential in equipping young pastors for ministry, it is the role of mentors to prepare them for a lifetime of effective ministry. Mentoring helps to bridge the gap from preparation to practice. By focusing on an action-reflection model, seasoned pastors (mentors) can help emerging pastors (mentees) form the character, understanding, and practices essential for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

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Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Selvidge
Date/Time: December 4, 2017 2:00PM Central Time
Life-Long Learning Contact Hours: 1.00
A recent study of pastors on the Michigan District of the Church of the Nazarene revealed several essential components among healthy pastors. During this webinar we will take a look at these findings and consider how we, as pastors, can take steps towards thriving in life and ministry.

Dr. Jeremy Selvidge
Jeremy Selvidge serves as the lead pastor of First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He is married to Kristie and has three kids, Regan, Jace and Rylan. Jeremy is passionate about pastors and the churches they serve. Jeremy just completed the Doctor of Ministry degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary where he focused his pastoral research project on assessing and encouraging pastoral health.