Tim Neufeld, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Contemporary Christian Ministries
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  • Email: tim.neufeld@fresno.edu
  • Phone: 559-453-2093
  • Office: Seminary House, Room 201

Education

  • D. Min., Missional Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Church and Family Ministries, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
  • B.A.,Biblical and Religious Studies, Fresno Pacific College

Publications & Presentations

  • "Missional Church Leadership," presentation at MB Biblical Seminary November 2009
  • "Teaching U2: The Classroom as Theological Learning Space," presentation at the Academic Conference on the Work and Infl uence of U2, Durham, North Carolina, October 2009
  • "Leading Through Listening: Discerning How God's Spirit is Moving among Your Students," article in the Journal of Student Ministries, Summer 2009
  • "God's Christmas Graffiti," for FPU Scholars Speak, December 19, 2007
  • "The Dropout Cop-out: Community, businesses can help students succeed," with Larry Wilder in The Fresno Bee, December 9, 2007
  • "Can Christians support Buddhist monks?" for FPU Scholars Speak, October 1, 2007
  • "Poverty deserves to be treated with serious dignity," in The Fresno Bee, May 12, 2007
  • "The Ted Haggard scandal: implications for the church," for FPU Scholars Speak, November 21, 2006; in Mennonite Weekly Review, December 4, 2006; and in Christian Leader, January 1, 2007
  • "Family Feud: How to Handle Conflict in the Family," in Christian Leader, September 2003
  • "Postmodern Models of Youth Ministry," in Direction, Fall 2002
  • Book review of Building Together: Developing Your Blueprint for Congregational Youth Ministry, by Carol Duerksen, published by Faith & Life Resources, 2001, in Direction, Spring 2002
  • "Change the Methods, Not the Message," in Christian Leader, March 1999
I love teaching at FPU because it is a community of learners. When I enter the classroom, I attempt to create a space for learning in which everyone is responsible for the learning process. I enjoy teaching about ministry, but I also want to be a student of my students. I realize that each student at each desk has something to contribute. My job isn't just to give answers, but to pose questions and welcome insights.