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

 

Exploring JOhn Wesley's Theology

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning September 27 - November 1, 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: John Wesley's Scriptural Christianity by Thomas C. Oden (ISBN: 978-0310753216)

 

Leading the People of God

Date: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning October 1 - November 12, 2018

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: SPiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders (ISBN: 978-0802482273); Good to Great by Jim Colllins (ISBN: 978-0066620092)

 

Exploring Christian Ministry

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning November 8, 29; December 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: Pastoral Theology: Essentials for Ministry by Thomas C. Oden (ISBN-13: 978-0060663537)

 

Living Ethical Lives

Date: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning November 26, 2018 - January 28, 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

 

Interpreting Scripture

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning December 13, 20, 2018;  January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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

Preaching the Story of God

Date: Saturday from 9:00 - 5:00 on February 2, 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

Preaching the Story of God

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning February 21 - March 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

 

 

Shepherding God's People

Date: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning February 4 - April 1, 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 April 4 - May 16, 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: Monday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning April 15 - June 3, 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

 

Administering the Local Church

Date: Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 beginning May 23 - July 18, 2019 (No class on July 4, 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


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.