Approximately 40 ministerial trainers from the Southeastern Region gathered on Trevecca’s campus August 4-8 for the seventh annual Master’s Teacher Conference.
Led by faculty members from the Trevecca School of Religion, the sessions covered nine of the twenty-four modules in the Course of Study for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. In addition, special sessions were held for new instructors and for district ministerial training coordinators.
“The Southeastern Region has the finest teams of district trainers to be found throughout the denomination, and the collaboration of trainers, district leaers, and Trevecca faculty shared each year has become a highlight for many of us,” said Tim Green, dean of Trevecca’s Millard Reed School of Religion
One of this year’s highlights was a luncheon discussion led by Dr. Dan Copp, Director of Clergy Development; he discussed the present state and future directions of clergy preparation in the Church of the Nazarene. Also, Dr. Mike Vail, the key person in developing the modular program in the Church of the Nazarene was present and hosted a lunch discussion concerning the unique challenge of teaching adults and making the most of the modular curriculum. In addition, the Christian Theology modules were divided into Christian Theology I and Christian Theology II in order to allow for a more in depth look at theological issues.