Evenings of Discovery – Updates

Come join us on Evenings of Discovery as we discuss what is happening at NTS West as well as hear about our new certificate program on Spirituality and Aging. The Spirituality and Aging Certificate program, developed in tandem with NTS West and the be.group, enables participants to gain an understanding of the essential role of spirituality and how spirituality enhances the efficacy of other health care and congregational services to and with older adults. For more information about the Spirituality and Aging Certificate Program, please click here. [button link=”http://ntswest.org/registration/registration-form-spirituality-and-aging-certificate-program/” type=”big” color=”teal” newwindow=”no”] Register for this Certificate Program[/button] Evenings of Discovery Dates: Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Solana Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Rd, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Fireside Lounge, Tustin Presbyterian Church, 225 West Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780 Thursday, May 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Room 309, Demarest Family Life Center, La Canada Presbyterian Church, 626 Continue Reading

February 28, 2015 – First Inaugural Gathering of NTS West!

An inaugural “Gathering” of New Theological Seminary of the West community, students, faculty, board members and friends will take place on Saturday, February 28th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The “Gathering” will be held in the South Hall of the church campus and will include: opportunities to meet one another a time of informal introductions lunch a brief worship service in the Chapel Please circle your calendar now, pass the word to others, and plan not to miss this important inaugural “Gathering” of the NTSW seminary community. Saturday, February 28 11:30 a.m. Pasadena Presbyterian Church 585 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101 Please R.S.V.P. by February 23 to info@ntswest.org (so we can get a count for lunch) Should you have questions or need further information please call the seminary office at 626-765-9500.

New Courses Added for Spring 2015!

We have added three new courses for Spring 2015!  Please read below for more information. Psalms The Old Testament Book of Psalms is perhaps the most important book of the Bible for ministry. The New Testament quotes the Psalms more than any Old Testament book. Jesus shapes his Kingdom work from the Psalms. The church’s worship and spiritual formation takes root in the Psalms. In this seminar we will learn together: (1) the content, literary features, and theological message of the Psalms, (2) the historical and cultural setting of the Book of Psalms (3) how to interpret various psalms moving from a psalm text to whole Bible context and then to our context (4) to pray and sing the Psalms for worship and spiritual growth. 3 units Required Course for M.Div. and M.A. Offered as a 1 unit course for those who are seeking enrollment to any ntswest degree program Continue Reading

January 2015 Intensive – Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Related Religious Traditions

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. Continue Reading

New DISCOVERY Events in August!

We are excited to announce three new DISCOVERY events, to be held throughout Southern California. Please join us for an opportunity to learn all about this exciting new seminary! 1. Claremont Presbyterian Church – Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 *The event will be held in the church library, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to info@ntswest.org. 2. Burbank Presbyterian Church – Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm 521 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91501 *The event will be held in the Fireside Room, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to info@ntswest.org.