The Church of the Nazarene expects a certain standard of knowledge, character, and competency for all ministers within the church. These standards are written in the Manual and every entity of the church is held to these standards. The Church of the Nazarene has established a validation process in order to assure that every Course of Study curriculum meets the denominational standards as it prepares men and women for contextualized ministry.

The Kansas District School of Ministry and Training seeks to fulfill this mandate by preparing ministers to meet the requirements for ordination through the Course of Study for Ministers, and to provide further Life Long Learning opportunities to enhance the minister’s ability to serve in an ever changing culture.

This webpage serves as the portal through which students in the Course of Study can take the required courses through the Kansas District School of Ministry.  Our District School will offer all of the required courses in the Course of Study, however a student may also work with Nazarene Bible College to take courses online.  For information about taking courses through NBC, please contact them directly at www.nbc.edu.  Those interested in participating in the Kansas District School’s program to complete Course of Study requirements need to email Dr. Jon Fillipi, the school’s Director at jfillipi@sfnaz.com.

Additionally, this webpage serves as the portal through which credentialed ministers can access life long learning opportunities, as well as specific training venues for church planting, discipleship, organic outreach, church system’s training, as well as other LLL opportunities.  Information will be posted on a regular basis about upcoming events and training opportunities that are available.


Upcoming classes

 

Investigating Christian THeology I

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 beginning May 10, 2018 and ending June 28, 2018.

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: Required: Grace, Faith, and Holiness by H. Ray Dunning (ISBN: 978-0834112193); A Wesleyan Holiness Theology by J. Kenneth Grider (ISBN:  978-0834115125); Recommended but not mandatory - 20th Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age by Stanley Grenz and Roger E. Olson (ISBN: 978-0830815258

 

Exploring Nazarene History and Polity

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: Manual of the Church of the Nazarene; http://nazarene.org/organization/general-secretary/manual

 

Historia y política de la Iglesia del Nazareno

Fecha: Sábado, 23 de junio de 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Rev. Phi Torgrimson

Ubicación: Dodge City Nueva Esperanza

Costo: $60 (pagadero a la iglesia del distrito de Kansas del Nazareno, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Libro: Manual de la Iglesia del Nazareno; http://nazarene.org/organization/general-secretary/manual

 

Investigating Christian THeology II

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 as follows: July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 30; September 6, 2018

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: Grace, Faith, and Holiness by H. Ray Dunning (ISBN: 978-0834112193); A Wesleyan Holiness Theology by J. Kenneth Grider (ISBN:  978-0834115125)


Exploring JOhn Wesley's Theology

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning September 13 - October 18, 2018

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To Be Announced

 

Exploring Christian Ministry

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning October 25 - November 15, 2018

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To Be Announced

 

Interpreting Scripture

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning November 29, 2018 - January 10, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To Be Announced

 

Telling the OT Story

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning January 17 - February 21, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Justin Hayes

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To Be Announced

 

Telling the NT Story

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning February 28 - April 18, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Jon Fillipi

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To Be Announced

 

Administering the Local Church

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning April 25 - June 13, 2019

Instructor: To Be Announced

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $60 (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To Be Announced


Resources, School Information and Forms

To have your transcript evaluated and sent to the Kansas District School of Ministry and Training, please follow this link and fill out the Application, Complete the District Release Form, and then provide your transcripts when requested.  Please have your completed transcript evaluations sent to Rev. Jon M. Fillipi, Kansas District School of Ministry and Training, 1545 Austin Circle, Salina, KS 67401, (785) 577-1777, jfillipi@sfnaz.com.  You must give NBC permission to send the evaluations to Rev. Fillipi in order to receive credit for work completed towards the Course of Study Requirements for Ordination.