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A Praxis Partnership is where NTS meets your unique context to create something new. 

Imagine how the seminary can learn from your organization's work, come to understand the challenges you face, and collaborate toward excellence in faithful and effective ministry. Such partnerships are central to the mission of NTS Praxis.

Praxis Partnerships have generated rich, life-changing experiences for pastors, laypeople, districts, and organizations. These have included conferences, seminars, discussion forums, strategic planning sessions and endowed lectureships. Vital topics have included holiness, evangelism, finances, and spiritual formation. Praxis Partnerships can be in person or virtual, and can produce valuable video or print resources.

To explore a Praxis Partnership, contact NTS Praxis Director, Rev. Dr. David Sharpes at

What might a Praxis Partnership mean in your context?


Drs. Ron Benefiel, Diane LeClerc and Jim Copple lead a donor-sponsored, three-day discussion forum at Food for the Hungry in Phoenix (2018) for invited guests. Theme: "Holiness of Heart and Life: Discerning Christian Action Today."

Dr. Roger Hahn leads a dynamic, "Holiness in the New Testament" theology conference in Puerto Rico (2017), with 100 Nazarene pastors and laypersons present. The event was envisioned and underwritten by a key layperson.

Dr. Willie Jennings speaks at the NTS Grider-Wingett Lectures in Theology (2022). This event was hosted at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, MO (Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III, pastor), with Central Seminary and St. Paul's School of Theology partnering. Theme: "Christian Building: Rethinking the Work of Building Communities, Institutions, and Faith."

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