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 Life Long Learning opportunities.  Information will be posted on a regular basis about upcoming events and training opportunities that are available.

Upcoming classes

 

Telling the OT Story

Date: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning May 6 - June 24, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Justin Hayes

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network, Dodge City First

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 July 11 - September 5, 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: Discovering the New Testament, by Alex Varughese, Editor, ISBN 9780834120938; and How to Read the Bible Book by Book, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart, ISBN 9780310518082

Investigating Christian theology 1

Date: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning August 19, 2019 - October 14, 2019 (No class on September 2, 2019)

Instructor: Dr. Don Strohmeyer

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: 9780834112193), and A Wesleyan Holiness Theology by J. Kenneth Grider (ISBN: 9780834115125)

Administering the Local Church

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning September 12, 2019 - October 24, 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: Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders (ASIN: B06VWWXZ47)

Exploring Nazarene History and Polity

Date: Saturday Intensive from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on September 28, 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: Manual of the Church of the Nazarene, 2017-2021 Edition.

Church Planting Essentials

Date: Saturday mornings from 9:00 - Noon beginning October 12 - November 23, 2019

Instructor: Jim Bond, Dan Braaten, Jon Fillipi, Mark Hatcher, Scott Powell, Rob Schmutz

Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing Network

Cost: $40 for the course; an additional $20 to become a CPE Trainer (Payable to the Kansas District Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211)

Textbook: To be provided in digital form for download

Investigating Christian theology 2

Date: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning October 28 - December 16, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Don Strohmeyer

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: 9780834112193), and A Wesleyan Holiness Theology by J. Kenneth Grider (ISBN: 9780834115125)

Declaring the Gospel of God

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning November 7, 2019 - December 12, 2019 (No class on November 28, 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

Providing Christian education for all ages

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning January 2, 2020 - February 20, 2020

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 Nazarene History and Polity

Date: Saturday Intensive from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 18, 2020

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, 2017-2021 Edition.

Tracing the story of God in the bible

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning March 5, 2020 - May 21, 202

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, 2017-2021 Edition.



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.