Transforming the Church

Meet Professor Kipp

By utilizing a cross-disciplinary liberal arts approach, NNU students learn to transform the world in ways that go beyond the focus of their academic major. Listen to Dr. Mike Kipp talk about a former business student who discovered ways to transform her home church.

Winter Awakening: students focus on prayer

February 11, 2016

Each year NNU's Office of Spiritual Formation plans Winter Awakening, a three-day chapel emphasis aimed to rejuvenate the spiritual life of the entire campus. Travis Whittaker—lead pastor of Mile City Church, a new church plant in Livonia, Michigan—provided the sermons and focused his messages on the Lord’s Prayer.

The Encounter Movement

February 2, 2016

There are many active, church-led services and ministry opportunities available to NNU students close to campus. The Encounter Movement, formed by Eagle Nazarene Church, is one such service led by NNU students and alums who are anxious to put their faith and education to work as transformative agents in the world.

What chapel means to me

January 20, 2016

Several students share their thoughts on the new chapel format. Through special speakers, local pastors, members of the campus community and denominational leaders, students are exploring and dialoguing about what it means to be a Christian in our world.

A different kind of church

February 5, 2015

The M.Div. program helped Kenton match his skill-set with the work of God. He started a new kind of church, called The Table Church, which is designed to meet people where they are.

Community revitalized during Winter Awakening

February 3, 2015

Krist Wilde, from Capital Christian Center in Boise, came to share his heart with our campus community during Winter Awakening—a time we set aside in January to return our focus to God.

Living a life of faith

December 23, 2014

Ken and Apple Johnson came to NNU to study Christian Ministry online after experiencing personal transformation through the love of Christ.

Fall Spiritual Emphasis Week promotes spiritual growth

October 17, 2014

Chaplains Dustin and Olivia Metcalf used this special time of spiritual focus to challenge the campus community to live up to the name of Christian. Continuing their series from the Sermon on the Mount, they unfolded difficult passages on persecution and being salt and light.

Computer science student creates popular app to support youth pastors

October 3, 2014

Senior Reagan Keeler put his technical skills to work meeting a ministry need by developing the popular app Youth Ministry Tracker that is changing the way youth pastors manage the logistics of their ministries.

Relationship matters in the church

June 18, 2014

One of every two of the students who were celebrated at your church’s graduation service will not be involved in any church in the coming year; in short, high school graduates are leaving the church at an alarming rate. What the church can—and must—do about it.

NNU alumnus designs new logo for general Church of the Nazarene

February 6, 2014

There's more than one way to transform the church. Graphic design alumnus Brandon Hill started with the logo mark. Read how his work on this symbolic mark of the Church of the Nazarene is helping convey the church's mission in a refreshing new way.

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