Ministry Formation is an integral part of the Seminary.
All BA Degree Completion students are required to complete an Arno Profile, complete a Ministry Formation Plan, and meet with a Faculty Mentor.
All Graduate Degree students may request an Arno Profile, complete, and meet with a Faculty to discuss Ministry Formation.
NTS has a Ministry Formation Center that provides intentional intergenerational mentoring and modeling relationships of service and ministry.
It is our goal that every BA Pathway student would deepen their understanding of faith, service, and a call to ministry (Lay or Ordained).
Dr. Cassandra Montgomery, Ministry Formation
Center Director, is an experienced Pastoral Counselor
with experience in diverse student settings.
The Center serves as a primary connecting point
between students, administrators, faculty, and
pastoral counselors credentialed by the
National Christian Counselors Association.
Students are encouraged to engage in Ministry Formation through:
APS Temperament Profile Requirement
Spiritual Assessment Requirement
Ministry Experience / Community Service Requirement
Personal Journaling Requirement
Optional Bible Study
Optional Formation Groups
Optional Pastoral Counseling with Dr. Montgomery
Optional Ministry Support / Coaching with Dr. Duncan
Students have access to Pastoral Counseling from NCCA Counselors via Zoom video conferencing.