The New Testament and Ministry - How Will the Word Shape Your Work?

Monday, August 1, 2011, 12:00 pm - Thursday, August 4, 2011, 5:00 pm
Point Loma Nazarene University, Smee Hall, Rm 100

Seminar Overview

Looking for ways to rejuvenate your ministry?  Take a week this summer to re-visit the New Testament scriptures with us and discover new ways in which the texts of the New Testament can re-shape your ministry.  The instructors of this three-day seminar will connect the strategies of the New Testament church to those of congregations today to give you the tools to seek out answers in your own context week to week. 

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 Early Bird Registration - $79 (Registrations received by July 28)
General Registration - $99 (Registrations received July 29-August 1)

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Presenters for this Seminar are:

  • Dr. Reuben Welch, Professor Emeritus, PLNU
  • Dr. Robert Smith, Professor of Scripture and Preaching, PLNU
  • Dr. John Wright, Professor of Theology and Christian Scripture, PLNU
  • Rev. Steve Rodeheaver, Senior Pastor, Southeast San Diego Church of the Nazarene


Monday, August 1st

12:00 pmRegistration                                                                                    
12:30 pm - 5:00 pmNew Testament Literature and Themes (Dr. Smith)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmDinner
 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion Groups 


Tuesday, August 2nd

8:00 am - 9:00 amNew Testament Reflection/Group Worship (Dr. Reuben Welch)
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDr. Reuben Welch                                                                                       
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 5:30 pmDr. Reuben Welch


Wednesday, August 3rd

8:00 am - 9:00 amNew Testament Reflection/Group Worship (Dr. Reuben Welch)
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDr. John Wright                                                                                      
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Group Discussions)
1:30 pm - 5:00pmRev. Steve Rodeheaver


Thursday, August 4th

8:00 am - 8:45 amNew Testament Reflection/Group Worship (Dr. Reuben Welch)
8:45 am - 12:30 pmRev. Steve Rodeheaver                                                                                     
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Group Discussions)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmDr. Robert Smith


Reccommended Reading

The following books are assigned to our Master of Ministry students as part of this course.  Please regard this list as recommended reading to accompany the teaching in this course.

The Scriptures,  particularly 2 Corinthians (any translation except KJV)
Braxton, Brad R.  Preaching Paul.  Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.
Thompson, James W.  Pastoral Ministry According to Paul: A Biblical Vision.        Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006.
Welch, Reuben.  Preaching from Second Corinthians 3 through 5.  Kansas City:     Beacon Hill Press, 1988.
Wright, Tom.  Paul for Everyone:  2 Corinthians.  Westminster John Knox Press,   2004.