What factors contribute to the growth of faith in persons? How do we nurture faith and discipleship in children, teens and adults? How is our theology lived out in our practices of nurture, education and discipleship? In what ways does cultural context affect faith formation? We will reflect on our own practices as we explore these questions, drawing on the fields of practical theology, psychology, educational methodology and sociology.
NTSW joins with New York Theological Seminary to offer the Doctor of Ministry (DMin), an advanced professional degree appropriate for clergy and lay leaders with significant ministry experience who desire to deepen and improve their ministries through a disciplined and integrative process of action, reflection, and research. The primary objective is to develop professional competencies, critical skills for reflection on ministry, the capacity for focused advanced theological research and interpretation, and appropriate interpersonal skills for service in specific, constituency-based contexts. The program places considerable emphasis upon developing effective ministries of personal and social transformation in the context of a multicultural, globalizing, and urbanizing world.