The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in the nations.
Our movement exists to serve as an instrument for advancing the kingdom of God through the preaching and teaching of the gospel throughout the world. (Manuel) SANBC 20 years of service to India/ South Asia fields training men and women called for Christian service are remarkable. Legacy of NBCI contributed to the ongoing development of SANBC educational service by deeply committed leaders and board members with a focus on a single goal of “Learning, to Make Christ Known” that helps SANBC to train more and better pastors.
Knowledge of the content of the Old and New Testaments, the theology of the Christian faith, and history and mission of the Church is essential for ministry. Knowledge of the doctrine of holiness and our Wesleyan distinctives, guiding the interpretation of Scripture, and the history and polity of the Church of the Nazarene, must be included in these courses.
Personal growth in character, ethics, spirituality, and personal and family relationships is vital for the ministry. Courses addressing the areas of Christian ethics, spiritual formation, human development, the person of the minister, and marriage and family dynamics must be included.
Skills in oral and written communication, management and leadership, finance, and analytical thinking are also essential for ministry. In addition to general education in these areas, courses providing skills in preaching, pastoral counsel and community care, worship, effective evangelism, Christian education and church administration must be included. Graduation from the course of study requires the partnership of the educational provider and a local church to direct students in ministerial practices and competency development.
The minister must understand both the historical and contemporary context and interpret the worldview and social environment of the culture where the Church witnesses. Courses that address the concerns of anthropology and sociology, cross-cultural communication, missions,and social studies must be included.
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