Resources for USA/Canada Modular Course of Study: Foundations of Women's Ordination

VIDEOS

Links to these videos are found in the faculty guide and student guide of the Foundations of Women's Ordination course of the Modular Education Program, a validated Course of Study curriculum of the USA/Canada Region.

Foundations of Women's Ordination: An Introduction to the Module (Middendorf)

In this series on women in ministry produced by Global Clergy Development, Dr. Jesse Middendorf, Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent Emeritus, introduces the Course of Study Module, Foundation of Women's Ordination. Dr. Middendorf describes the long-held conviction of the Church of the Nazarene of the scriptural foundation and historic acceptability of women answering the call to the ordained ministry. 

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The Apostle Paul on Gender Mutuality in Ministry (Serrao)

In this video, Dr. Jeanne Serrao examines passages from the Pauline epistles regarding the Apostle Paul's direction to the early church about women, the transformative power of the gospel, the work of the Spirit, and ministry. The presentation is available here

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History of Women in the Church (Coleson)

Joseph Coleson

In this series on Women in Ministry produced by Global Clergy Development, Dr. Joseph Coleson, Professor of Old Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary, discusses the historic role of women in ministry in the Church in light of the biblical account of creation.

View the video below, or see it and other resources at the USA-Canada website: 
http://www.usacanadaregion.org/joseph-coleson-women-and-creation

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Phineas Bresee on Women in Ministry (Raser)

In this series on Women in Ministry produced by Global Clergy Development, Dr. Harold Raser, Professor of the History of Christianity at Nazarene Theological Seminary, discusses the view of Phineas Bresee, founder of the Church of the Nazarene, on women called and serving as clergy.

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Women in Clergy Leadership: An Introduction (Metcalf)

In this brief video produced by Grace & Peace Magazine, Janine Metcalf, ordained elder and pastor in the Church of the Nazarene, introduces the idea (and, in the Church of the Nazarene, the historical reality!) of women in clergy leadership roles not as a declaration of radical feminism but as a declaration of radical obedience to God's calling and gifting.

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Women in Ministry and the Church of the Nazarene (Raser)

In this series on Women in Ministry produced by Global Clergy Development, Dr. Harold Raser, Professor of History of Christianity at Nazarene Theological Seminary, discusses the historic role of clergywomen in the formation and history of the Church of the Nazarene.

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Women in Ministry Interview: Donna Wilson

This video belongs to a series produced by Global Clergy Development featuring several clergy women telling their own stories of being called into the ministry. In this video, Nazarene elder Donna Wilson tells the story of her calling into the ministry.

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Women in Ministry Interview: Jennifer Chapman

This video belongs to a series produced by Global Clergy Development featuring several clergywomen telling their own stories of being called into the ministry. In this video, Jennifer Chapman, Nazarene elder and pastor of Nexus Community Church of the Nazarene (Dallas, Texas, USA) tells her story of divine calling.

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Women in Ministry Interview: Julie Chaney

This video belongs to a series produced by Global Clergy Development featuring several clergy women telling their own stories of being called into the ministry. In this video, Julie Chaney, Nazarene elder and associate pastor at Porterville, CA Church of the Nazarene, tells her story of divine calling.

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Women in Ministry Interview: Kathy Mowry

This video belongs to a series produced by Global Clergy Development featuring several clergy women telling their own stories of being called into the ministry. In this video, Kathy Mowry, missions professor and Nazarene elder, tells her story of divine calling.

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Women in Ministry Interview: Nina Gunter

This video belongs to a series produced by Global Clergy Development featuring several clergy women telling their own stories of being called into the ministry. In this video, Nazarene elder, General Superintendent Emeritus, and former General President of Nazarene Missions International, Nina Gunter, tells the story of her calling into the ministry.

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NON-VIDEO ITEMS

These resources are primarily in the form of downloadable PDFs.

The Ordination of Women to Ministry in the Church of the Nazarene

Paul Bassett

This paper by Dr. Paul M. Bassett, Professor Emeriti of the History of Christianity, Nazarene Theological Seminary, was given as a “reflection piece” to stir discussion in a meeting of the Women in Ministry Support Group at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

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Patterns of Sisterhood

Stan Ingersol

This brief article highlights the fact that the emergence of women preachers was one of the nineteenth century holiness revival's more significant features, and notes several examples.

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Magazine article

Reclaiming the Radical Story, Part 1

Kent Brower
Jeanne Serrao

This article is the first of a 2-part series that explores why Nazarenes believe in and support God's calling upon men and women for the ordained ministry.

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Magazine article

Reclaiming the Radical Story, Part 2

Kent Brower
Jeanne Serrao

This article is the second article in a 2-part series that explores why Nazarenes believe in and support God's calling upon men and women for the ordained ministry.

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Magazine article

Wynkoop Center Resource: Difficult Passages in the New Testament

Sarah Derck
David Rainey
Joseph Coleson
Mark Hendrickson
Stefanie Hendrickson

This resource produced in behalf of the Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, explores the biblical foundations of women's ordination.

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Wynkoop Center Resource: The Creation Mandate

This resource produced in behalf of the Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, is one of a series that explores the biblical foundations of women's ordination.

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Book chapter

Wynkoop Center Resource: Women in Leadership in the New Testament

Sarah Derck
David Rainey
Joseph Coleson
Mark Hendrickson
Stefanie Hendrickson

This resource produced in behalf of the Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, explores the biblical foundations of women's ordination.

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Other

Wynkoop Center Resource: Women in Leadership in the Old Testament

Sarah Derck
David Rainey
Joseph Coleson
Mark Hendrickson
Stefanie Hendrickson

This resource produced in behalf of the Wynkoop Center for Women in Ministry at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, explores the biblical foundations of women's ordination.

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Other

Your Daughters Shall Prophesy

Stan Ingersol

From the beginning, the Church of the Nazarene expressed openness to women's involvement in clergy and lay offices at every level. A look at the historical contributions of women to the church reveals the key behind this early acceptance of their voices and gifts -- the concept of an apostolic ministry.

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Magazine article

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