Miscellaneous Documents

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Association of Pentecostal Churches of America

Contribution Receipt (filled out to Mrs. L.T. Lewis)

Member Application (blank)

Ordination Form (blank)

Education for a Lifestyle of Service

The Inaugural Address of E. LeBron Fairbanks, fifth president of Mount Vernon (Ohio) Nazarene College, was presented on March 2, 1990. It articulates his core convictions about Christian higher education.

Summarized are his leadership style, curriculum commitments and a perspective on “Education for a Lifestyle of Service.” The address outlines the foundation for such a perspective, a model for it, and the results of a commitment to it.



Theological Education for a God-Called Ministry

The Inaugural Address of E. LeBron Fairbanks presented on the occasion of his installation as the 2nd president of the Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary in Manila, Philippines.


Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
E. LeBron Fairbanks


Leading Decisively! Leading Faithfully! Reflections and Markers is a multi-ethnic, undergraduate level text on leading decisively and faithfully in Christian communities. The book reflects convictions to which leaders remain captive while living and leading as maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Mediator - Volume VII, Issue 1 October 2009

The Mediator resumes publication with this issue after a lengthy hiatus. This has been a time of change and growth for Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. It is our privilege to present the inaugural address of Floyd T. Cunningham as the fifth President of APNTS. It is a challenging address that gives a view of the tremendous opportunities for ministry in our region of the world and beyond. In Cunningham’s inaugural, “Building New Bridges”, we are reminded that as followers of Christ and as Christian educators in a theological seminary, “we must not crawl into our own little enclave, educate the elite, refuse contact with outsiders, maintain personal piety and doctrinal integrity, and totally miss the mission of God.” Let this address challenge you afresh in your own areas of ministry!You will enjoy articles by one of our long-time faculty members: Professor Beverly Gruver. Professor Gruver draws our attention to the core concepts of faith and holiness. She reminds us of John Wesley’s own admonition that the “transforming work of God is not to be accomplished in ‘careless indifference nor indolent inactivity,’ but rather in a rigorous discipline that would include keeping of the commandments, denying oneself and taking up one’s cross, and in earnest prayer and fasting.” Former faculty member and now consulting editor for The Mediator, Dr. David Ackerman gives us “No Room in the Inn: A Glimpse at Early Christian Hospitality Through Lukan Redaction.” It is a timely reminder of the powerful role of hospitality in the Christian community.  Long-time adjunct faculty member, Charles Seifert, presents “The Master Musician.” All who have known “Dr. Charles” have been blessed by the flow of inspiring music from a life moved by the touch of the Master Himself. He reminds us that “as instruments of love, peace and compassion we emulate the virtues of Christ Jesus and are like divine music filling ‘the inner ear’ with a spiritual symphony of love for God and one’s neighbor. 6New faculty member, Dr. Darin Land, New Testament scholar, is introduced to our readership in this issue with his article, “Incarnational Interpretation: Hearing the Word of God in the New Testament.” Dr. Land reminds us that, “The church, then, rightly states that the New Testament is God’s Word. It is not merely the Word about God.” He makes the point that scripture and faith are intertwined: “Incarnational interpretation rightly begins with faith; it also ends with it. Since the believing exegete receives the text as God’s Word, he or she does not stop working until God’s message for today has been explored.”


The Effects of Laity Ministry Involvement on Transformational Discipleship

Reinbold's research used the Place Assessment among Nazarene congregations in Iowa to show a quantitative increase in engagement of participants in the areas of fellowship, witnessing to others and ministry to others. Additional qualitative measurements show increase in a participant's desire for community, clarification of identity and roles, and serving out of passion.


The Mediator - Volume XIV, Issue 1 July 2019

The present Mediator issue is an exercise in Wesleyan theology. We begin with a study of pneumatology from a Wesleyan perspective, with special emphasis on implications for the Church (Davis). This is followed by four articles that explore experiential aspects of theology as demonstrated by Wesleyan-Holiness women (Pring) and as recommended for work with children (Lotha and Olumbe) and adults (Ning Ngaih Lian). Rounding out this issue, once again we feature the abstracts from the theses and dissertations of the current graduates from APNTS’s various degree programs.


USA-Canada Sourcebook on Ordination

USA/Canada Region Course of Study Advisory Committee 2015
Validated February 2016

Welcome to the Sourcebook on Ordination for the USA/Canada Region Church of the Nazarene. If you are an education provider, this is the guide for you to create and operate an educational program for ministry that meets the International and USA/Canada Region’s requirements of the Church of the Nazarene. If you are a district board of ministry member, this guide will assist you in overseeing the education of women and men pursuing a call to ordained ministry.



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