Northeastern Seminary Blog

Sabbath-Keeping: Practicing Openness

Posted on Sun, Dec 21, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

“You don’t have to try so hard. You don’t have to bend until you break.” I hear these words through my car radio and they fill my soul. Colbie Caillat’s song “Try” is not a theological treatise by any means, but it sure is insightful!

Trying describes today’s teens. As I work in a youth group setting I see first-hand how they try. They are trying to: get good grades, earn money, make friends, beat records, get scholarships, help their family, get a car, and even to escape pain. They’re busy. They’re following the adult model. We all want the best. We all want to be the best. We will pay great prices to get and be the best.

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Tags: interacting with God, reflection, ministry, sabbath-keeping

Sabbath-Keeping: So We Can Look For God

Posted on Sun, Dec 14, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

Last year I traveled to Peru to talk with some Free Methodist pastors about the importance of self-care in ministry. One of the highlights of that trip for me was a small group time where we talked about taking a Sabbath rest each week. Most of the pastors in the group were bi-vocational, and poured themselves into their ministry whenever they had the opportunity. The idea of taking a rest each week, while acknowledged as important, was also experienced as a real challenge.

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Tags: interacting with God, reflection, ministry, sabbath-keeping

The Writer's Calling: A Seminary Student's Reflections

Posted on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

What convictions has God planted deep within your heart this semester, this month, this year,  or the past decade? Northeastern Seminary student, Jae Newman (MAT) reflects on his journey of discovering, writing, and the role of seminary.    

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Tags: seminary education, personal formation, poetry, non-traditional seminary, reflection, theological education, ministry, spiritual gifts

Growing Oaks from Seeds

Posted on Tue, Jun 05, 2012 @ 09:50 AM

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Tags: community, equipping model of ministry, missional, youth ministry, teenagers, adolescents, ministry

Choosing a Good Ministry Placement

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 03:00 PM

A guest post by Nelson Grimm, director of field education and associate professor of applied theology

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Tags: clergy, person in ministry, field education, equipping for ministry, call to ministry, Dr. Nelson Grimm, ministry

Beyond Disability Awareness: 4 Ways to Equip Your Church to Serve

Posted on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

A post by guest blogger, Barbara Bushart, MDIV, MSW, adjunct professor at Northeastern Seminary. 

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Tags: people with disabilities, disability awareness in ministry, equipping for ministry, ministry

The Benefits of Test-Driving Ministry through Field Education

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 08:15 AM

A guest post from Dr. Nelson Grimm, director of field education at Northeastern Seminary:

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Tags: field education, Dr. Nelson Grimm, ministry, seminary curriculum