Breeze

 

CURRICULUM VITAE
Bård Norheim

Personal details

Date of Birth: July 5, 1973
Marital Status: Married to Rev Kjersti Gautestad Norheim, Cand Theol
Children: Hanna (16 years), Eirik (12 years), Selma (10 years), Lina (7 years)

Present position

Associate Professor of Practical Theology NLA University College, Bergen, Norway
Head of Department of Theology and Religion, NLA University College, Bergen, Norway

Education

March 2012 Doctor of Philosophy (MF Norwegian School of Theology)
Dissertation Topic: Practicing Baptism: A Theological Investigation of the Presence of Christ in Christian practices in the Context of Youth Ministry
1999 Candidatus Theologiae (MF Norwegian School of Theology – studies in Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology and Practical Theology).
Exchange student at the universities of Erlangen, Germany (Old Testament, New Testament, church and media and Orthodox theology), Uppsala, Sweden (Church history, ecclesiology, Psychology of religion and Estonian), and Tübingen, Germany (Systematic theology, church history, New Testament, Old Testament and Roman-Catholic theology).
1999 Candidatus Magisterii (University of Oslo - studies in the history of ideas, literature and Estonian).
2000 Practical-theological seminary (MF Norwegian School of Theology)

Denominational affiliation

Ordained 27th of August 2000 as a priest in the Church of Norway (Evangelical-Lutheran)

Ministry and work experience

2012- Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Head of Department of Theology and Religion, NLA University College, Bergen, Norway. Teaching different courses and modules in in Practical and Systematic Theology, Youth Ministry, Leadership Studies and Christian Education. Leading major curriculum revisions on bachelor- and masters level.
2006-2012 Research fellow at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway. Teaching different modules in Practical and Systematic Theology, Youth Ministry and Christian Education.
2006-present Adjunct professor at Luther Seminary St Paul, Minnesota (June 2012), guest lecturer at SALT (Scandinavian Academy of Leadership and Theology – Oslo, Norway) and Centre for Youth Ministry at Cambridge, UK and at the Theological Seminary in Tallinn, Estonia.
2011-2014 Mentor Congregation Development Project Strusshamn Congregation
2011-present Confirmation Teacher and youth minister in Birkeland congregation (volunteer)
2007- 2010 Confirmation Teacher and youth minister in a congregation plant project (volunteer)
Rælingen, Norway
2007, 2010 Vicar in a congregation plant project
Rælingen, Norway
2007- 2009 Mentor within the Reform on Christian Education in the Church of Norway: Nittedal/Hakadal and Furuset, Norway
2003-2006 Missionary (focusing on youth ministry) in Estonian Evangelical-Lutheran Church (EELC), also teaching Practical Theology at the Theological Seminary (homiletics, missiology, children- and youth ministry, confirmation training along with congregation youth ministry in Tallinn and organizational developmental work within the nationwide children- and youth ministry organization of the EELC
Tallinn, Estonia
2000-2003 Ordained Children- and Youth minister Nordstrand congregation (Church of Norway)
Oslo, Norway
2003 Lecturer in Philosophy and Theological Hermeneutics at MF Norwegian School of Theology
Oslo, Norway
1999-2000 Youth minister Nordstrand congregation (Church of Norway)
Oslo, Norway
2000 Lecturer in New Testament at the Seminary of the Evangelical-Lutheran Free Church in Norway
Oslo, Norway
1996-1997 (Non-military) civil service at Council for Ecumenical and International Relations at the Church of Norway
Oslo, Norway
1995-1996 Music youth minister Tonsen congregation (Church of Norway)
Oslo, Norway
1993-1994 Project leader Ten Sing Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia and Bergen, Norway
1992-1993 Pioneer youth minister Estonian YWCA-YMCA
Tallinn, Estonia

Research interests

My current research interest centers on the following three fields of study – youth ministry, leadership (with a particular emphasis on rhetoric), and the intersection between systematic and practical theology. I am involved in two research projects, which both address these three fields of study. The first research project is on leadership and rhetoric, utilizing a theological hermeneutic of suffering (with colleague Joar Haga). The second research project focuses on leadership dynamics in youth ministry (with colleague Knut Tveitereid).