Location: Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92703 Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Time: 11am-2pm New Theological Seminary of the West invites all students, faculty, potential students, trustees and friends of the seminary to attend The Gathering. The Gathering is designed to enable the NTSWest seminary community to come together for fellowship; information sharing; lunch and worship. Our Keynote Speaker, Chineta Goodjoin, pastor from New Hope Presbyterian Church in Orange, California, will help us explore how New Hope PC is reaching out to its neighbor community, what the struggles are, how New Hope’s approach could be helpful in different communities, and what similarities we see with NTSWest doing seminary in a new way. There is no charge for persons attending. For further information please call the seminary office at 626-765-9500
In this video Dr. Tom Erickson, D.Min, and Rev. Kirk Winslow, M.Div. describe how two very different congregations respond to changes in their surrounding culture, one in inner city Los Angeles in the 1960’s, and the other in suburban Irvine in the 2000’s.
Location: San Marino Community Church, 1750 Virginia Rd. San Marino, CA 91108 Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 4 to email@example.com The next Gathering of New Theological Seminary of the West will take place on Saturday, November 7, beginning at 11:00 am at San Marino Community Church. The NTSW community of students, faculty, trustees, staff, prospective students, and friends of the seminary are invited. The Gathering will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church campus and will include: opportunities to meet one another, a time of informal introductions, lunch, seminary updates, a keynote address by the Rev. Jeff O’Grady, pastor of San Marino Community Church and a brief closing worship service. Please circle your calendar now, pass the word to others, and plan to attend the third Gathering of the NTSW seminary community.
Fall Quarter 2015 Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Related Religious Traditions (2) Date/Time: Wednesdays (9/30-12/2) 6:45pm-9:15pm Professor: Reinhard Krauss Location: Encino Presbyterian Church The course offers an analysis of the complex interrelatedness of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The aim is to present these religions as living traditions whose historical origins, current interactions, and future development is the dynamic context for ministry in the multi-religious world of Southern California. To acquire a grasp of the internal ethos of each of these traditions, renowned scholars and recognized leaders will be guest presenters. The course culminates in a forum in which scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam engage in a “Trialogue” to explore the commonalities and differences on a key issue of common concern. This forum is open to the public.
Our April 2015 Newsletter is online! Find out about: – “The Gathering,” which inaugurated the second semester at NTSWest – Spanish speaking courses being offered – The Spirituality & Aging Certificate Program Click on the newsletter image to download!