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.

New Discovery night added June 26!

Join us June 26 to discover this new seminary opportunity!  We’ll be at the 2nd Baptist Church in Santa Ana; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and ready to share about the dynamic classes being offered in September — as well as NTS  West degree offerings– tuition — admission.  We’re ready to launch, and we look forward to offering theological teaching in an innovative way that will link theory with practice and faith with action.

Discovery Events happening in June!

Join us to learn more about NTS West and the courses now scheduled to begin in September!  We’ll have a leadership team, including faculty, at La Canada Presbyterian Church Tuesday evening June 10 at 7:00 p.m., and also at Tustin Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.  Email us at info@ntswest.org to let us know you’re coming or for more information.  We are also scheduling similar events in Santa Ana, Claremont and West Los Angeles and will post those dates here soon!

March 22 Spring Church Leaders Event – Biblical Women: Role Models for Leadership Today

Join us March 22, 1 – 3 pm, at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, for a dynamic conversation about Biblical women as role models for leadership in the church.  One of our trustees, Madelon Maupin will lead the event, drawing on her extensive background as a leadership consultant and Bible teacher.  All are welcome!  We’re encouraging registration by March 19, and ask a registration fee of $20 per person (or $15 if 2 or more are coming from the same congregation); you can register via email (info@ntswest.org) or phone (626) 765-9500 or download the registration form here.  March 22.Biblical Women