Dr. Bill Kirkemo, pastor and Financial Literacy Advisor at the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership, has written a series of Stewardship sermons. We offer them here as a vital resource to our pastors who want to speak with clarity about why money matters.
One of the CPL’s primary goals is to increase financial literacy among the students at NTS and our clergy at large. We appreciate the work of America’s Christian Credit Union in making some simple resources available. Check out their website today: Click HERE. 
The Nazarene Church's Pension and Benefits Office published the following article by Dan Busby a certified public accountant and president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Visit PBUSA.ORG for more great resources.
In this third in a series of articles on avoiding debt, Financial Literacy Advisory Dr. Bill Kirkemo presents some creative ways to generate extra income
Dr. Bill Kirkemo, Financial Literacy Advisor at the NTS CPL, recently spoke on campus about how to avoid debt. Below is the second in a series of three blogs addressing this thorny issue.
Dr. Bill Kirkemo, Financial Literacy Advisor at the NTS CPL, recently spoke on campus about how to avoid debt. Below is the first in a series of three blogs addressing this thorny issue.
From his column It's Your Money Chart of naz pastors age distributions I did not know him well, but after being a peer in seminary classes I knew enough of his story to be intrigued. He came to the city from a rural area. He was a farmer before attending seminary. He would return to his farm afterward to continue plowing, seeding, and harvesting.
Rachael Dundar is in her second year at Nazarene Theological Seminary and is currently serving with her husband in Ireland through the the NTS 365M program. She also is one of the 2016 Stewardship Ministries Sermon Scholarship Winner.
One of the primary teaching methods of Jesus was the use of parables, an earthly story for the purpose of uncovering a deeper spiritual meaning. The oral tradition of first century Judaism was the means by which people heard and remembered truths communicated by Jesus concerning the Kingdom of God.
David Goodwin is in his second year at Nazarene Theological Seminary and is one of the 2016 Stewardship Ministries Sermon Scholarship Winner.
In recent years, the idea of simple living has come into prominence. Since the market crash of 2008, people don’t buy and sell goods like they used to and spending habits are quite different. After their houses were foreclosed on and they lost their jobs, people found that the American ideal of always chasing “the next best thing” (the bigger, stronger, faster, etc.) may no longer work. Folks began to realize that perhaps some lifestyle adjustments were needed, and indeed, wanted and they began to spend less.
When a pastor visits a parishioner in the hospital, details about bodily functions often become part of the conversation. I will never forget the visit with a man who showed me diagrams and tubes as he described in great detail how he catheterized himself. Similarly, when a pastor shares a meal with a couple who just started attending worship services, getting to know them may include the revelation of a life altering event, such as the tragic death of a child.