Dr. Nativity Petallar's Publications


Associate Dean of the PhD Studies and

Associate Professor of Christian Education




·         Bachelor of Religious Education, Light and Life Bible College, 1994

·         Master of Arts in Christian Communications, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1999

·         Doctor of Theology (Practical Ministry Studies), Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, 2002

·         Adjunct, Light and Life Graduate School of Theology

·         Ordained Elder, Free Methodist Church

·         APNTS, 2008-




“The Treasure of the Kings,” Discipleship Journal 121 (Jan-Feb 2001):18.


“The Treasure of the Kings, Discipleship Journal’s Best Bible Study Methods. March 2002.


“Assessment of Quality of Education and Institutional Accountability of the Eight Philippines-

Based Seminaries of the Asia Graduate School of Theology (AGST): Implications to Institutional Development” with Stella Bokare, Morita Dialing, and Ma. Ana T. Quimbo.  University of Southern Mindanao Research and Development Journal 20, no. 1 (January-June 2012): 83-95.


“Women’s Way of Knowing and Doing.” Mediator 9, no. 2 (December 2013).


“The Missiological Presupposition, Motives, Structures and Methods Specific to the

4/14 Window” with Arles, Siga, John Baxter-Brown, Genevieve James, Jojo Manzano,

and Agustin Sokolovski. In Children and Youth as Partners in Mission: A Compendium of

Papers Presented at the 4/14 Window Missiology Conference, Seoul, Korea, eds. Dan Brewster and John Baxter-Brown, eds., Penang, Malaysia: Compassion International, 2013.


“Emerging Themes of Child Theology and the Context of Filipino Children: Implications to

Engaging Children in Missions.” In Repairer of the Broken Walls: A Feshchrift for Dan

Brewster, ed. Jesudason Jeyaraj. India: Christian Forum for Child Development, 2014.


“The Quadrilateral of Holistic Child Development.” Mediator 11, no. 1 (2015): 19-27.


“Christian Education in Difficult Circumstances: Street Children.” In The Encyclopedia of

Christian Education, edited by George Kurian and Mark Lamport. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.


“Parent-Child Relationship and Transmission of Values.” In A Modern Approach To Positive

and Responsive Parenting, eds. R. M. Oladipo and Malinda Harrahs Esther. Kenya:

Daystar University, 2015.


Response to ‘Equipping the Saints for Worship: Installation Address of Rebecca

Davis.’” Mediator 13, no. 1 (2017): 47-50.




“Listening and Learning Listening and Learning from Various Entities on the Perceived

Dynamics that Help Children Thrive: Implications for Practical Action Towards Holistic

Mission and Discipleship of Children.” Research Presented at the 2018 Lausanne

National Forum on Children at Risk. Victory Pioneer. August 2018. Co-researchers:

Bathula, Nehemiah, Mamre Buelis, Wobeni Lotha, Ernesto Lozano, Mark Gil Petallar,

Ronnie Pingol, Marie Joy Pring, Chita Thurr. Research Mentors: Floyd Cunningham,

Catherine Stonehouse, Menchit Wong.


 “Response to ‘Equipping the Saints for Worship: Installation Address of Rebecca Davis.’”

Mediator 13, no. 1 (2017): 47-50.


 “The Influence of Christian Women in the Expansion of God’s Ministry in the 21st Century.”

Lecture at the Metro Manila District Women of Wisdom Prayer Retreat and Fellowship.

HanPhil Mission Center l April 21, 2018.


“Parents as Disciplers.” Lecture with Parents. Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Antipolo City.

September 30, 2017.


 “Discipleship Mandate of Parents.” Lecture with Parents. Greenhills Christian Fellowship,

Makati. September 22, 2017.


“Developmental Stages of Children.” Lecture at the Northern Philippine Conference of the Free

Methodist Church. Kamuning, Quezon City. June 24, 2017.


“Sabay-Sabay na Hakbang Tungo sa Maunlad na Kinabukasan.” Commencement Speaker at

the Greenview Montessori School. SM Angono, Rizal, April 8, 2017.


“Syllabus Design and Development: Teaching with a Clear Direction.” Seminar and Workshop

Lecture with IRM Pastors and Teachers, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.

August 22-23, 2016.


“Women of Many Hats.” Lecture at the Women’s Retreat of the MM District, Church of the

Nazarene. Antipolo, August 19-20, 2016.


“APNTS HCD Relevance to Church Mission Presentation.” Presentation at the “Living in the

Margins Conference.” Olivet Nazarene University. Bourbonnais, IL. July 14-16, 2016.J 


“Postmodernism and Education in the Church and the Home.” Workshop on the Postmodern

Conference. APNTS. March 5, 2016.


“Assessment of the Child-Friendliness of the Free Methodist Churches in the Northern

Philippine Conference.” A Research Paper Presented at the 29th Session of the Northern

Philippine Conference, March 2015.


Doing Applied Research in a Faith-based Setting. Co-Facilitator on Seminar/Workshop

Asian Theological Seminary, February 7, 2015.


 4-14 Call To Action. Facilitator Academic Tract. Baguio City, August 25, 2014.


 “The APNTS Experience: Insights and Lessons Learned on Interventions Related to Step-Up

by Focusing on Its Theory of Change, Lessons Learned, and Recommendations.” Paper

Presented at the 2014 CSO Summit on Combating Trafficking in Persons, Davao City, November 27- 28, 2014. Note: The paper was read by Elsid Paragas.


 “Child Protection Policy Workshop and Seminar.” GMA Church of the Nazarene, June 29,



 “The Missiological Presuppositions, Motives, Structures, and Methods Specific to the 4/14

Window.”  Paper Presented in the 4/14 Window Missiological Conference, Seongnam, Korea. 26-28 February 2013.


“Assessment of Quality of Education and Institutional Accountability of the Eight Philippines-

Based Seminaries of the Asia Graduate School of Theology (AGST): Implications to Institutional Development.” Paper Presented at the 1st CALABARZON Research Summit. Lyceum of the Philippines. November 2013.


“The Role of Children in Church Growth and Church Planting.” A Paper Presented to the 26th

Session of the Northern Philippine Annual Conference of the Free Methodist Church, 16

March 2012.


 “Identifying the Challenges in Promoting and Coordinating an HCD Program.” Paper Presented

to the Southeast Asia Torchbearer’s Retreat (August 10-13, 2011), Makassar, Indonesia.


“Emerging Themes of Child Theology and the Context of Filipino Children.” A Paper Presented

to the Child Theology Forum: Let the Children Come to Me.” Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 4 December 2010, Rizal, Philippines; published online http://hcd-alliance.org/resources/research/cat_view/35-research-a-studies.


 “Women’s Ways of Knowing.” A Paper Presented in the Ministry and Women Forum.” Asia-

Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, March 21, 2009.


“Identifying the Role of the School in Holistic Child Development.” A Paper Presented to the

Department of Education, the Cebu City Private School Administrators’ Association

(CCPSAA), October 30, 2009, Cebu City Philippines.


“Spiritual Nurture with Children at Risk.” The Children’s Conference with the Theme,

“Responding to God's Heart for Children: Church Schools and Children in Crisis.” May

24, 2008, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.