For further information contact:
Dr. Linda Cantwell
Vice President for Enrollment Management
From its very inception, the Nazarene strengths development initiative (in close collaboration with Gallup, Inc.) has been a grass-roots movement. Church administrators, pastors, and educators have partnered together to foster strengths-based leadership, deliver Gallup training events, present insightful research data, and offer helpful resources created by the Faith Practice division of Gallup, Inc.
This movement has been characterized by a sincere desire to serve local congregations and to help mobilize members for effective ministry by encouraging them to “do what they do best” in serving Christ and their communities. It is this “gift of service” that continues to define and shape the NSI. It has not been, nor will it be, viewed as a business opportunity. The certified faculty of the NSI share in this vision and have a deep desire to serve, equip, and encourage.
It is the purpose of the NSI to deepen personal discipleship and mission engagement in local congregations by helping members to identify, understand, develop, and express their God-given strengths through effective ministry and service