Millard Reed School of Religion

FACULTY

TIMOTHY M. GREEN, Dean, Millard Reed School of Religion; Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy; Director, Graduate Religion Program; Professor of Old Testament Theology and Literature, 1991—
BA, Olivet Nazarene University, 1983; MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1997.

DAN BOONE, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching, 2005—
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1974; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1977; DMin, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1996.

BRYCE E. FOX, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Youth Ministry, 2002—
BA, Olivet Nazarene University, 1986; MA, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1995; PhD, Indiana University, 2001.

STEVEN T. HOSKINS, Associate Professor of Religion, 1995—
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1986; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1990; MA, St. Louis University, 2004, PhD, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009.

MICHAEL D. JACKSON, Associate Professor of Religion, 2010—
MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1978; DMin, McCormick Theological Seminary, 2003.

NATHAN R. KERR, Associate Professor of Religion, 2007—
BA, Olivet Nazarene University, 2000; MA, Olivet Nazarene University, 2002; PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2008.

BRENT A. MCMILLIAN, Associate Professor of Religion, 2003—
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1996; MA, Vanderbilt University, 1997; MATS, Claremont School of Theology, 1999.

KATHY MOWRY, J.B. Elizer Chair of Christian Ministry; Associate Professor of Mission and Christian Education, 2007—
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1985; MA, Wheaton Graduate School, 1987; MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1992.

DANIEL B. SPROSS, Professor of Biblical Theology and Literature, 1988—
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1971; MA, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1979; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1981; PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988.

ADMINISTRATORS

WILBUR BRANNON, Director of Pastoral Ministry Internship, 2001—
ThB, Southern Nazarene University, 1952; BA Goshen College, 1956; MA, Ouachita Baptist University, 1967.

GAIL V. PUSEY, Associate Director of Christian Ministry Program, 2005—
BS, Olivet Nazarene University, 1974; MAT, Olivet Nazarene University, 1991.

Millard Reed School of Religion General Information

Within the life and thought of the Trevecca Community, the Millard Reed School of Religion provides occasion for reflection upon the foundations, formation, and the Wesleyan vision of the historic Christian faith for living a reflective life of Christian service within the Church and society.

The Millard Reed School of Religion offers undergraduate majors in Religion and Religious Studies. The student majoring in Religion will minor in one of six professional areas: Pastoral Ministry, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Mission, Compassionate Ministry, or Worship Ministry. Minors offered through the School include: (1) Biblical Studies, (2) Religious Studies, (3) Philosophy, (4) New Testament Greek, (5) Biblical Hebrew, (6) Biblical Languages, (7) Children's Ministry, (8) Youth Ministry, (9) Compassionate Ministry, and (10) Mission.

The Millard Reed School of Religion serves the University in the general education area by providing introductory level courses in Bible, Christian doctrine and philosophy as well as a senior seminar designed to integrate faith, learning and Christian living. The School offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Bible, Theology or Preaching in order to provide advanced and specialized study beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Millard Reed School of Religion also offers the BA in Christian Ministry as a cooperative degree completion program for the Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Mission Statement and Learning Outcomes for Academic Majors in Religion and Religious Studies

Mission Statement

The Religion major provides a curriculum to prepare persons both for various areas of Christian service and for graduate study in religion, with the required professional minors in Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, Mission, Compassionate Ministry, and Worship Ministry. All of these (with the exception of Mission) are designed to meet requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.

The Religious Studies major provides a curriculum to prepare persons who have a second major or who transfer into the Millard Reed School of Religion with a minimum of 60 hours for Christian service and for graduate study in religion.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Religion or Religious Studies major will be able to:

  1. Understand and embody the intrinsic relationship between Christian thought and Christian character.
  2. Envision the practice of the pastoral arts with Christian imagination.
  3. Carry out disciplined reflection on the Christian faith.
  4. Embody the habits and practices of the Christian faith.
  5. Know the significant events, persons, and themes of the biblical narrative.
  6. Be acquainted with current exegetical methods and practices.
  7. Define the Christian faith with special attention to the place of the Wesleyan-holiness tradition within it.
  8. Know the major movements of the history of the Christian Church.
  9. Understand the history and polity of the Church of the Nazarene within the history of the Christian Church.
  10. Articulate and understand the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene.
  11. Define the major figures and movements of philosophy.
  12. Understand the significance of philosophical reflection for theological understanding.
  13. *Within the context of the above outcomes, know and demonstrate rudimentary skills in the practice of professional Christian ministry in the areas of:
    1. preaching and teaching
    2. leadership and discernment
    3. worship and the administration of the sacraments
    4. compassionate service and evangelism
    5. congregational administration and care

*This outcome pertains to the required professional minors within the Religion major.

Religion BA

As a professional major, the Religion Major will be supplemented by one of six required professional minors: Pastoral Ministry, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Mission, Compassionate Ministry, or Worship Ministry.

General Education

39 hours

Variations for General Education for Religion and Religious Studies Majors

PHL 2010 and REL 3000 will be waived in lieu of two upper division philosophy courses and THE 4140 and THE 4150 which are part of the core curriculum.

Major

50 hours

Upper Division Bible

 

(inc. BIB 2990, one OT course and one NT course)

(12)

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

Philosophy for Theology I and II

(6)

Church History (inc. CHI 3040 and 3060)*

(9)

Old and New Testament Theology

(6)

Systematic Theology I and II

(6)

Theology of Holiness

(3)

Biblical Language

(6)

* Students not seeking ordination in the Church of the Nazarene may substitute CHI 3130 History and Polity of American Denominations for CHI 3060.

Pastoral Ministry Professional Minor

19 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

PRA

3110

Biblical Preaching

(2)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

CED

3080

The Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

PRA

3300

Pastoral Theology

(2)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

PRA

3320

Pastoral Administration and Leadership

(2)

PRA

4000

Supervised Pastoral Ministry

(1)

PRA

4500

Field Education

(1)

Children's Ministry Professional Minor

20 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

CED

3300

Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

(2)

CHM

3010

Counseling and Caring for Children and their Families

(2)

CHM

3020

Children, Contemporary Culture, and the Gospel

(2)

CHM

4010

Engaging Children in the Story of God

(2)

CHM

4050

Issues in Children's Ministry

(2)

CHM

4025

Curriculum Development and Teaching Children in Children's Ministry

(2)

CHM

4030

Administration and Program Development in Children's Ministry

(2)

CHM

3150

Field Education in Children's Ministry

(2)

Youth Ministry Professional Minor

20 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

CED

3300

Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

(2)

YMN

3010

Counseling and Caring for Teenagers and their Families

(2)

YMN

3020

Youth Culture and the Gospel

(2)

YMN

4010

Engaging Teenagers in the Story of God

(2)

YMN

4040

Spiritual Disciplines and Youth

(2)

YMN

4020

Curriculum Development and Teaching Teenagers in Youth Ministry

(2)

YMN

4030

Administration and Program Development in Youth Ministry

(2)

YMN

3160

Field Education in Youth Ministry

(2)

Mission Professional Minor

19-20 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

(2)

COM

2030

Practicum in Intercultural Communication

(1)

ECO

3300

International Economic Development

(3)

MIS

3600

Foundations of Christian Mission

(3)

MIS

3700

Religion and Culture

(3)

MIS

4000

Field Education in Mission

(2)

MIS

4500

Senior Project in Mission

(1-2)

Compassionate Ministry Professional Minor

20-21 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

CED

3070

The Ministry of Compassion

(3)

CED

3080

The Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

CED

3170

Field Education in Compassionate Ministry

(2)

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work

(3)

SWK

2250

Introduction to Community Service

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

 

 

or

 

SWK

2200

Working with Individuals

(3)

Worship Ministry Professional Minor

30 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

PRA

3205

Foundations of Christian Worship

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

CED

3080

The Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

CED

3180

Field Education in Worship Ministry

(1)

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

4150

The Church Music Minister

(2)

MUS

3500

Hymnology

(3)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

MCM

1600

Class Piano I

(1)

MUS

1820

Choral Union

(2)

MUS

2720

Private Voice

(2)

General Electives

10-12 hours

Worship Ministry Electives

0 hours

Total

120-123 hours

Religion Pastoral Ministry Professional Minor Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of the Church in North America

 

CED

3080

Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

HPE

1500

Health and Wellness

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

PRA

4000

Supervised Pastoral Ministry

(1)

PRA

3110

Biblical Preaching

(2)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

PRA

4500

Field Education in Religion

(1)

PRA

3300

Pastoral Theology

(2)

 

 

Electives

(6)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

PRA

3320

Pastoral Administration and Leadership

(2)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

 

Total 15

*Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

Total credit hours for BA

120

Religion Youth Ministry Professional Minor Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

 

 

Elective

(1)

CED

3300

Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

(2)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

YMN

3010

Counseling and Caring for Teenagers and their Families

(2)

 

 

Elective

(1)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

YMN

3020

Youth Culture and the Gospel**

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

4040

Spiritual Disciplines and Youth**

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

YMN

3160

Field Education in Youth Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

YMN

4020

Curriculum Development and Teaching Teenagers in Youth Ministry**

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

4010

Engaging Teenagers in Story of God**

 

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

YMN

4030

Administration and Program Development in Youth Ministry**

(2)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of Nazarene

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

YMN

4040

Spiritual Disciplines and Youth**

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

3020

Youth Culture and the Gospel**

 

YMN

3160

Field Education in Youth Ministry

(1)

 

 

Elective

(1)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

REL

4100

The Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

YMN

4010

Engaging Teens in Story of God**

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

4020

Curriculum Development and Teaching Teenagers in Youth Ministry**

 

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

 

 

Elective

(2)

 

Total 15

*Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

**These courses are offered in alternate years; therefore, a student should take their designated course either the junior or senior year

 

Total credit hours for BA

120

Religion Children's Ministry Professional Minor Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

CED

3300

Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

CHM

3010

Counseling and Caring for Children and Families

(2)

Total 14

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

CHM

3150

Field Education in Children's Ministry

(1)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

CHM

3020

Children, Contemporary Culture and the Gospel**

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

4050

Issues in Children's Ministry***

 

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

CHM

4025

Curriculum Development Teaching Children in Children's Ministry

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

4010

Engaging Children in Story of God

 

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

YMN

4030

Administration and Program Development in Children's Ministry**

(2)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

 

 

Elective

(3)

CHM

4050

Issues Children's Ministry**

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

3020

Children Contemporary Culture and the Gospel**

 

PRA

4500

Field Education in Religion

(1)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Divisions

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

CHM

4010

Engaging Children in Story of God

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

4025

Curriculum Development Teaching Children in Children's Ministry**

 

 

 

Elective

(2)

 

Total 15

*Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

**These courses are offered in alternate years; therefore, a student should take their designated course either the junior or senior year

 

Total credit hours for BA

120

Religion Compassionate Ministry Professional Minor Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SOC

2010

General Sociology

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

 

Elective

(1)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

 

 

Elective

(1)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Life or Physical Science

 

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

SWK

2250

Introduction to Community Service

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

CED

3170

Field Education in Compassionate Ministry

(1)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

CED

3080

Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

CED

3070

Ministry of Compassion++

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

 

Electives

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

REL

4100

The Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling**

(2)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

 

 

Electives

(2)

 

Total 15

*Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

**A student may take Working with Individuals (SWK 2200; 3 hours) in lieu of Pastoral Care and Counseling

 

++Ministry of Compassion is offered every other year and should be taken junior or senior year when it is offered.

 

Total credit hours for BA

120

Religion Mission Professional Minor Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

 

Elective

(1)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

 

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

 

Total 15

Semester 4

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

(2)

COM

2030

Practicum in of Intercultural Communication

(1)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

MIS

4000

Field Education in Mission

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

MIS

3600

Foundations of Christian Mission**

(3)

MIS

3700

Religion and Culture

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

MIS

4000

Field Education in Mission

(1)

 

 

Electives***

(5)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

ECO

3300

International Economic Development

(3)

MIS

4500

Senior Project in Mission***

(1)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

 

Total 15

*Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

**Taken either sophomore or junior year

 

***The Senior Project may be taken for 2 hours; in this case, the total number of hours of General Electives is reduced from 12 to 11 hours.

 

Total credit hours for BA

120

Religion Worship Ministry Professional Minor Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

MCM

1600

Class Piano

(1)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

 

Total 18

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy of Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

PRA

3205

Foundations of Christian Worship

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

MUS

4150

The Church Music Minister+

(2)

MUS

1820

Choral Union

(1)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy++

(2)

CED

3080

The Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

PRA

3300

Pastoral Theology

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

MUS

2720

Private Voice

(1)

CED

3180

Field Education in Worship Ministry

(1)

MUS

1820

Choral Union

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

REL

4100

The Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

MUS

2720

Private Voice

(1)

MUS

3500

Hymnology++

(3)

 

Total 15

*Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

+Fall-odd years

 

++Spring-odd years

 

Total credit hours for BA

126

Religious Studies BA

While the Religious Studies major does not meet all of the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene, it does provide the core of biblical, theological and historical courses required. The Religious Studies major requires a second major in a field outside the Millard Reed School of Religion. A student who transfers to the Millard Reed School of Religion with 60 hours of academic credit or more, either from within the University or from outside the University, may petition the Millard Reed School of Religion for an exception to the second major requirement.

General Education

39 hours

See BA Religion for variations in general education for Religion majors.

Major

50 hours

Upper Division Bible (inc. BIB 2990, one OT course, and one NT course)

(12)

Church History (inc. CHI 3040 and CHI 3060)*

(9)

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

Old and New Testament Theology

(6)

Systematic Theology I and II

(6)

Theology of Holiness

(3)

Philosophy for Theology I and II

(6)

Biblical Language

(3)

*Students not seeking ordination in the Church of the Nazarene may substitute CHI 3130 History and Polity of American Denominations for CHI 3060.

**This requirement is waived for a minor in philosophy.

Remaining hours in second major and general electives

 

Total (depends on hours required in second major)

120+ hours

Religious Studies Major Four-Year Plan

A second major in a field outside of Religion is required for this major.

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

 

 

Elective*

(2)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

HPE

 

Elective*

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible**

(3)

HEB/
GRK

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

 

Elective

(1)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

 

 

Electives*

(7)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible**

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

 

Electives*

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

 

 

Electives *

(9)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible **

(3)

REL

4100

The Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

 

 

Electives*

(4)

 

Total 15

*Courses listed as elective may either be a General Elective or courses for the second major that is required to be taken along with a Religious Studies major

 

**Must be at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course

 

Total credit hours for BA

120

Religion Departmental Minors

Biblical Studies Minor

15 hours

A total of 15 hours in Bible Courses numbered above 2000 in the Catalog.

 

Religious Studies Minor

15 hours

A total of 15 hours in Religion beyond the general education requirements and excluding the professional courses in the department.

 

Philosophy Minor

18 hours

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

 

 

Electives in Philosophy

(9)

Biblical Hebrew Minor

15 hours

HEB

2010

Beginning Hebrew

(3)

HEB

2030

Intermediate Hebrew

(3)

HEB

3010

Advanced Hebrew

(3)

Choice of two electives
HEB 3200, 3210, 3300, 3400, 3600, 4330

(6)

New Testament Greek Minor

15 hours

GRK

2010

Beginning New Testament Greek

(3)

GRK

2030

Intermediate New Testament Greek

(3)

GRK

3010

Advanced Greek

(3)

Choice of two electives
GRK 4010, 4020, 4040, 4050, 4230, 4330

(6)

Biblical Languages Minor

18 hours

A combination of Hebrew and Greek to total at least 6 hours from one biblical language.

Children's Ministry Minor

15 hours

CED

3300

Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

3010

Counseling and Caring for Children and their Families

 

CHM

3020

Children, Contemporary Culture, and the Gospel

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

4010

Engaging Children in the Story of God

 

 

 

or

 

CHM

4050

Issues in Children's Ministry

 

CHM

4025

Curriculum Development and Teaching Children in Children's Ministry

(2)

 

 

or

 

CHM

4030

Administration and Program Development in Children's Ministry

 

CHM

3150

Field Education in Children's Ministry

(1)

CHM

 

One additional Course in Children's Ministry

(2)

THE

 

Upper Division Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

Youth Ministry Minor

15 hours

CED

3300

Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

3010

Counseling and Caring for Teenagers and their Families

 

YMN

3020

Youth Culture and the Gospel

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

4010

Engaging Teenagers in the Story of God

 

 

 

or

 

YMN

4040

Spiritual Disciplines and Youth

 

YMN

4020

Curriculum Development and Teaching Teenagers in Youth Ministry

(2)

 

 

or

 

YMN

4030

Administration and Program Development in Youth Ministry

 

YMN

 

One additional course in Youth Ministry

(2)

THE

 

Upper Division Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

YMN

3160

Field Education in Youth Ministry

(1)

Mission Minor

15 hours

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

(2)

COM

2030

Practicum in Intercultural Communication

(1)

ECO

3300

International Economic Development

(3)

MIS

3700

Religion and Culture

(3)

MIS

3600

Foundations of Christian Missions

(3)

Compassionate Ministry Minor

15 hours

CED

3070

The Ministry of Compassion

(3)

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work

(3)

SWK

2250

Introduction to Community Service

(3)

 

 

Two options in Bible, Theology, or Church History

(6)

Christian Ministry BA

The B.A. in Christian Ministry is a cooperative degree-completion program conducted by Trevecca Nazarene University's Christian Ministries Program for and with the Salvation Army Southern Territory. This program seeks to encourage life-long learning by providing the Southern Territory with educational support for its officers, soldiers, employees, and volunteers. Enrollment in the Christian Ministry Program is exclusively for Salvation Army personnel.

The goals of the Christian Ministry Program are to enable the student to:

  1. Define the most significant issues arising from his/her ministry;
  2. Identify resources for faithful ministry practice to the church and the world at large as Salvation Army officers;
  3. Define and value the need for theological reflection as an aspect of ministry;
  4. Define and appropriate the disciplines of the Christian faith for personal, ministerial growth;
  5. Define the meaning and significance of biblical authority for theological reflection and Christian practice;
  6. Identify and frame key elements of intellectual thought for ministry.

Admission to the academic program in Christian Ministry requires current good standing with the Southern Territory. Beyond this criterion an officer must complete an application form and meet specific admission requirements described in the program bulletin. Completion of the degree requires (1) 120 semester hours of credit, including 30 hours of required general education course work and a 30-hour major in Christian Ministry; (2) Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in total work attempted while registered in the program. No program course grade below C- (1.7) will count toward the major.

Please call (615) 248-7766 for further information or access the website: http://www.trevecca.edu/cmp

Religious Studies MA

The purpose of the Graduate Studies in Religion program is to provide advanced and specialized study in religious studies beyond the baccalaureate degree with the intent to strengthen the academic and professional competence of the student as well as provide personal enrichment for those desiring to pursue in-depth religious studies. Graduate study presupposes a broad background of knowledge and preparation at the undergraduate level for the desired graduate program.

Generally, only students with a strong undergraduate record should seek to pursue graduate study. It is recognized that graduate studies differ both quantitatively and qualitatively from undergraduate studies.

The program is designed to meet the needs and goals of three potential groups:

  1. Mature ministers who want to sharpen their skills through a sustained program of religious studies.
  2. Recent college graduates who wish to do graduate work in the area of religion.
  3. Thoughtful laypersons who desire to understand the Christian faith and ministry more clearly.

The Program of Graduate Studies in Religion is committed to the highest integrity and quality in all of its courses. Attention is given to both theoretical and practical emphases throughout the program.

Two types of instruction are available:

First, the primary course structure for the MA Program is offered in the form of a concentrated seminar consisting of 3 days per session with at least two sessions required per semester. These are preceded and followed by extensive preparation and research by the students in order to maximize the time with the instructor. This special course structure is provided to allow ministers as well as others who are actively engaged in their profession to be involved in the program without seriously interfering with their normal responsibilities.

Second, certain courses in the undergraduate curriculum are designated as available to graduate students. A clear distinction is made between undergraduate and graduate work in these classes, and provision will be made to provide personal guidance to the graduate student who will normally be involved in a research project related to the subject area of the class, which will go significantly beyond the normal undergraduate requirements. No more than 15 hours may be taken from the undergraduate curriculum to apply towards the 36-hour MA Program.

A bulletin describing this program is available on request from the director of graduate studies in religion. Please call (615) 248-1378 for further information.

Religion and Philosophy Course Descriptions

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

GRK 2010—Beginning New Testament Greek (3)

The basic elements of New Testament Greek with special emphasis on pronunciation, forms, vocabulary and syntax.

GRK 2030—Intermediate New Testament Greek (3)

More detailed study of the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek accompanied by sight translation of selected readings in the Gospels and/or Epistles.

GRK 3010—Advanced Greek (3)

Emphasis on translation of selected passages from the Greek New Testament stressing grammatical and textual matters.

GRK 3220-4010-4020-4040-4050-4230 (3)

For descriptions see biblical literature courses with equivalent numbers with which these courses are concurrently taught. Students receiving credit in Greek study from the Greek New Testament.

GRK 4330—Directed Study in Greek (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

HEB 2010—Beginning Hebrew (3)

The basic elements of Old Testament Hebrew with emphasis on the structure of the language and vocabulary.

HEB 2030—Intermediate Hebrew (3)

More detailed study of the language with emphasis on translation from the original text.

HEB 3010—Advanced Hebrew (3)

Emphasis on translation of selected passages from the Hebrew Bible, stressing grammatical and textual matters.

HEB 3200-3210-3300-3400-3600 (3)

For descriptions see biblical literature courses with equivalent numbers with which these courses are concurrently taught. Students receiving credit in Hebrew study from the Hebrew Bible.

HEB 3500—Hebrew Reading (1)

Primary emphasis on rapid reading of the language. May be taken in conjunction with another Hebrew course.

HEB 4330—Directed Study in Hebrew (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

BIBLICAL LITERATURE

BIB 2990—Introduction to Biblical Exegesis (3)

An introduction to exegesis and hermeneutics, with emphasis on developing an understanding of the history, methods, and principles of theological interpretation of Scripture. Prerequisite: REL 2000.

BIB 3100 Biblical Theology of Social Justice (2)

An exploration of social justice as it is depicted in the narrative of the Bible, including creation, torah, the prophetic proclamations, Christ's declaration of the Kingdom of God, and the practices of the first-century church.

BIB 3200—Pentateuch (3)

A study of the literature and theology of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 3210—Psalms and Wisdom Literature (3)

An examination of the worship of ancient Israel and the expression of its worship through the book of Psalms as well as a literary and theological exploration of Israel's wisdom tradition and literature. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 3220—Apocalyptic Literature (3)

A study of the literary genre and emergent theology of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic as presented in Daniel and Revelation. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 3300—Deuteronomistic History (3)

A historical, literary, and theological study of the people of God as presented in Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings. Prerequisite: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 3400—Old Testament Prophets: Pre-Exilic and Exilic (3)

A study in the phenomenon of Old Testament prophecy and the literature produced by the prophets of the 8th, 7th, and 6th centuries. Prerequisite: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 3600—Post-Exilic Literature and Faith (3)

A historical, literary, and theological survey of the post-exilic period through the study of the post-exilic prophets, the Megilloth, Chronicler's History, and selected apocryphal writings. Prerequisite: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 4010—Matthew and Mark (3)

A study of the Gospels of Mark and Matthew with special attention to their literary relationships as well as their unique theological portraits of Jesus. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 4020—Pauline Epistles (3)

A study of the life, ministry, and theology of Paul as presented in the Pauline Epistles. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 4040—Johannine Literature (3)

A study of the characteristics, purposes, and theology of the Gospel of John and the Epistles of John. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 4050—Luke—Acts (3)

A study of the Lukan writings as a literary unit in relationship to the other Gospels and other New Testament writings. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 4230—Hebrews and General Epistles (3)

A study of the literature and theology of Hebrews and the writings commonly called the General Epistles. Prerequisites: REL 2000, BIB 2990.

BIB 4240—Seminar in Biblical Studies (1-4)

In depth investigation of a segment of the Bible or a biblical theme.

BIB 4330—Directed Study in Biblical Studies (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

CHM 3010—Counseling and Caring for Children and their Families (2)

A study of the methods of counseling children and their families through crisis periods in the life of the child and her/his family as well as the practice of pastoral care of children and families.

CHM 3020—Children, Contemporary Culture and the Gospel (2)

An examination of the impact of contemporary culture on children and persons working in ministry with children, including such issues as divorce, media, diversity, and sexuality.

CHM 3150—Field Education in Children's Ministry (1-3)

Field-based education for Children's Ministers in an approved ministry site. Graded S/U.

CHM 4010—Engaging Children in the Story of God (2)

An exploration of the manner in which children might be invited to participate in the story of God through proclamation and worship as well as the role of play in this engagement.

CHM 4025—Curriculum Development and Teaching Children in Children's Ministry (2)

A study of theories of education and the manner in which these theories relate to the development of curriculum and teaching in local church children's ministry.

CHM 4030—Administration and Program Development in Children's Ministry (2)

An examination of leadership and administration skills for children's ministry, the development of a budget and calendar, and working with a larger church staff.

CHM 4050—Issues in Children's Ministry (2)

An exploration of the specific issues faced by the Children's Minister including urban ministry, single-parent families, child abuse, crisis intervention, legal and ethical issues, facilities, and pre-teen ministry.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CED 2990—Summer Ministries Practicum (1-3)

Integration of academic study with practical involvement in the summer ministries programs of the Church of the Nazarene. Emphasizes the nature and background of the specific ministries, cross-cultural understandings, philosophy of ministry, personal growth, along with other foundational issues.

CED 3070—The Ministry of Compassion (3)

An introductory study of the background of compassionate ministry and the areas of possible ministry development.

CED 3080—The Educational Ministry of the Church (3)

An introductory study of the total education ministry of the church, particularly through age level ministry. Attention will be given to the teaching/learning process (including biblical teaching) and developing the learning community in the church.

CED 3170—Field Education in Compassionate Ministry (1-3)

Field-based education for persons entering Compassionate Ministry in an approved ministry site. Graded S/U.

CED 3180—Field Education in Worship Ministry (1-3)

Field-based education in an approved site for those persons entering the worship ministry. Graded S/U.

CED 3200 Church and Community (3)

Assuming that the church's local context is the primary location of life and witness, this course examines the processes of forming a witnessing people shaped by an outward journey of gospel engagement with their unique context. The course will emphasize skill development in exegesis of the community and the church's interaction with that community.

CED 3300—Childhood, Adolescence, and Spiritual Development (2)

An exploration of the stages of human development from birth through adolescence and their relationship to spiritual formation.

CED 4110—The Christian Education Minister (3)

An advanced course in the purpose and mission of the Minister of Christian Education. Particular attention will be given to understanding the various potential roles of the Minister of Christian Education (including advanced preparation for such areas as children and adult ministry) as well as organizing Christian education. Prerequisite: CED 3080.

CED 4210—Special Topics in Christian Education (3)

In-depth investigation of a particular topic or issue of Christian education.

CED 4220—Special Topics in Compassionate Ministry (3)

In-depth investigation of a particular topic or issue in compassionate ministry.

CED 4230—Special Topics in Youth Ministry (3)

In-depth investigation of a particular topic or issue in youth ministry.

CED 4330—Directed Study in Christian Education (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

CED 4560—Leadership in the Christian Organization (3)

Cross listed as COM 4560.

CHURCH HISTORY

CHI 3040—History of the Ancient and Medieval Church (3)

A survey of the major movements and figures of the Christian Church from the New Testament through the end of the fifteenth century. Doctrine, polity, church life, and worship in each period will be covered. Required before CHI 3050, 3070, and 3130.

CHI 3050—History of the Reformation and Modern Church (3)

A survey of the major movements and figures of the Christian Church from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present. Doctrine, polity, church life, and worship will be covered. Prerequisite: CHI 3040.

CHI 3060—History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene (3)

A survey of the history of the Church of the Nazarene with special attention given to its organization and distinctive mission. The relation of the Church of the Nazarene to North America Christianity and the American Holiness Movement will be covered.

CHI 3070—History of the Church in North America (3)

A survey of the major movements and figures of the Christian Church in North America. Doctrine, polity, church life, and worship in each period will be covered. Prerequisite: CHI 3040.

CHI 3130—History and Polity of American Denominations (3)

A survey of the history of American denominations. Particular attention will be given to denominational polity structures as well. This course will serve as a substitute for CHI 3060 for those students who are not preparing for ministry within the Church of the Nazarene. Prerequisite: CHI 3040.

CHI 4240—Seminar in Church History (1-4)

In-depth investigation of an influential personality in church history or a significant aspect of the history of the church.

CHI 4330—Directed Study in Church History (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas of church history will be covered under the supervision of a professor in the department.

MISSION

MIS 3600—Foundations of Christian Mission (3)

An overview of the foundational issues that impact contemporary Christian mission including theological and historical sources for mission as well as contemporary theories of culture and communication and their impact upon cross-cultural witness.

MIS 3700—Religion and Culture (3)

A survey class addressing the relationship between religion and culture studies and their impact on Christian ministry. Attention given to theories of culture including cultural anthropology, popular expressions of religious culture and cultural/ethnic treatments of the Christian faith.

MIS 4000—Field Education in Mission (1-3)

Field-based education in global mission at an approved ministry site. Graded S/U.

MIS 4210—Christian Theology of World Religions (2)

An introductory study of major world religions with express attention to each religion's self-conception and to Christian theological interpretation of the religions with emphasis upon missiological implications of intercultural and interreligious engagement. Cross listed at THE 4210.

MIS 4240—Seminar in Mission (1-3)

In-depth investigation of a particular topic or issue in Christian Mission.

MIS 4330—Directed Study in Mission (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

MIS 4500—Senior Project in Mission (1-2)

Senior research project for all professional minors in Mission. The project should relate to the student's specialized interest in the field, demonstrate his or her acquired skills, and be academically and professionally beneficial as a culminative experience. The project must be approved by the faculty advisor at least one semester in advance.

PHILOSOPHY

PHL 2010—Introduction to Philosophy (3)

A general introduction to the study of philosophy, both Western and non-Western. The course is organized around three domains of philosophical reflection: metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Representative philosophers from Socrates to Confucius will be used to illuminate the philosophical task. The course also includes discussion of world religions as representatives of non-Western philosophy.

PHL 3000—Critical and Constructive Thinking (3)

A study of thinking and thought, including the principles of reasoning and their application in the analysis of argument and detection of fallacies.

PHL 3010—History of Philosophy I (3)

An intensive study of ancient and medieval philosophy from the pre-socratics through William Ockham. Primary attention will be given to the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.

PHL 3020—History of Philosophy II (3)

An intensive study of modern philosophy, from the seventeenth century to 1900. Special attention is paid to the work of Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, Kierkegaard, James, and Nietzsche.

PHL 3070—Ethics (3)

A philosophical analysis of the narratives and principles that have contributed to moral and ethical norms for human action.

PHL 3210—Philosophy for Theology I (3)

An intensive study of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to 1900 focusing on figures, topics, and themes which have been especially significant for Christian theological reflection.

PHL 3220—Philosophy for Theology II (3)

An intensive study of Western philosophy from the 1900 to the present focusing on figures, topics, and themes which have been especially significant for Christian theological reflection.

PHL 4000—Contemporary Philosophy (3)

A study of contemporary philosophical work with special attention to the transition from modern philosophy to postmodern philosophy. Significant attention will be given to the work of Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Sartre. Some attention will be given to the work of Gadamer, Quine, Austin, Davidson, Foucault, and Derrida. Prerequisite: PHL 3010 or PHL 3020 or permission of the instructor.

PHL 4010—Philosophy of Religion (3)

A philosophical analysis of religious experience with emphasis upon the nature of God and the problem of evil.

PHL 4080—Seminar in Philosophy (1-4)

In-depth investigation of the work of one or more philosophers.

PHL 4330—Directed Study in Philosophy (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

PRA 1010—Perspectives in Christian Ministry (1)

An introductory course for all Religion majors, exploring such issues as the call to ministry, ordination, spiritual formation, and the minister as person. Grades S/U.

PRA 3010—The Mission of the People of God (3)

Grounded in the Missio Dei, an exploration of the role of God's people throughout Scripture and the ways in which that role has been understood and practiced in various historical eras. Attention is given to the mission of the local church, the practices of evangelism, justice and compassion, as well as cross-cultural mission.

PRA 3105—Principles of Preaching (2)

An introduction to homiletical theory, sermon preparation, and delivery within the context of the public worship service. Prerequisite: BIB 2990.

PRA 3110—Biblical Preaching (2)

A survey of expository sermon construction as applied to a specific New Testament Gospel. Prerequisite: PRA 3105.

PRA 3205—Foundations of Christian Worship (3)

An examination of the various rubrics of worship, the way they have been and are used in the Church, and how these along with the theology of worship and worship styles work together to create the worship service and the identity of Christians who worship through them.

PRA 3300—Pastoral Theology (2)

An overview of the theological tasks associated with the call to pastoral ministry and the biblical and contemporary roles of the pastor. Particular attention is given to the identity of the minister, the context of the church in ministry, and the tasks of servant leadership, prayer, and worship within the community of faith.

PRA 3310—Pastoral Care and Counseling (2)

An overview of the general care and counseling roles of pastoral ministry with attention given to a critical discernment of the various theories of counseling and the implementation of the broader task of directing the church toward pastoral care. Specialized subjects such as hospital visitation, grief counseling, family systems, and spiritual direction are addressed.

PRA 3320—Pastoral Administration and Leadership (2)

An overview of the task of organizing and leading the church for ministry. Attention is given to the personal habits of the minister and the general processes of leadership and administrative oversight of the church.

PRA 3710—Practicum in Intercultural and Community Development Skills (3)

A field-based, experiential course designed to introduce the student to developmental skills for cross-cultural community service or ministry. Students are also introduced to skills needed for initiating and maintaining sustainable communities. This course is offered through the HEART Institute (Lake Wales, FL). Students must be pre-approved before enrolling. Cross listed as SOC 3710 and COM 3710.

PRA 4000—Supervised Pastoral Ministry (1-3)

A supervised application of conceptual learning to pastoral ministry assignments in: Spiritual Formation, Developing Relationships, and Compassion Evangelism. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: PRA 1010

PRA 4240—Seminar in Practics (1-4)

In-depth investigation of a practical problem, issue or theory relating to ministry.

PRA 4300—Ministers’ Workshop (1)

Special course for ministers designed as continuing education.

PRA 4330—Directed Study in Practics (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

PRA 4500—Field Education in Religion (1-3)

A supervised application of conceptual learning to pastoral ministry assignments in: Preaching/Teaching, Organizational Management/Leadership, and Pastoral Care. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: PRA 4000.

RELIGION

REL 2000—Introduction to Biblical Faith (3)

An introduction to Biblical faith and literature designed to help the student acquire a knowledge of the basic content of Scripture as well as be able to employ basic Bible study skills.

REL 2890—Special Studies in Religion (1-3)

Special studies designed for students desiring to pursue general religious study in a selected area.

REL 3000—Christian Tradition (3)

An introduction to theology as it has developed in the history of the church with a view to understanding the relation between faith and life. Special attention is given to understanding the doctrine of holiness. Prerequisites: REL 2000, PHL 2010, or PHL 3070.

REL 4000—Christian Life and Ministry (3)

An integration of Christian spirituality, life, and ministry. Through a wide variety of readings and experiences, care is given to evaluate the spiritual structure of the student and to understand spiritual gifts, disciplines, and what it means for each individual to be a constructive influence in the Church and society. Prerequisite: REL 2000, 3000, PHL 2010 or PHL 3070, and Senior classification.

REL 4100—The Life of the Christian Minister (3)

A Senior-level integrative course addressing issues of Christian moral thought, spirituality, and ministry within the context of ecclesial identity. Through a wide variety of readings and experiences, care is made to explore the student's ministerial identity and practice in the Church and in society. This course to be taken by Religion and Religious Studies majors in lieu of REL 4000.

THEOLOGY

THE 3100 Theology, History, and Social Movements in Social Justice (2)

An examination and analysis of theological thought and practice of social justice and social justice movements throughout the history of the Christian church, including the church Fathers, Catholic social thought, John Wesley, the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, and contemporary theologies of justice. The impact of such thought upon contemporary efforts to pursue justice at home and abroad will also be explored.

THE 4090—Theology of Holiness (3)

An analysis of the biblical, historical, and theological resources for defining Christian perfection within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition.

THE 4140—Systematic Theology I (3)

A study of the nature of theology as a systematic, logical, and disciplined activity within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition. This course will consider theological method and the doctrine of God.

THE 4150—Systematic Theology II (3)

A theological analysis of the doctrine of humankind, Christ, Salvation, Spirit, Church, Sacraments, and Eschatology.

THE 4210—Christian Theology of World Religions (2)

An introductory study of major world religions with express attention to each religion's self-conception and to Christian theological interpretation of the religions with emphasis upon missiological implications of intercultural and interreligious engagement. Cross listed as MIS 4210.

THE 4240—Seminar in Theology (1-4)

In-depth investigation of a significant theologian or theological theme.

THE 4270—Old Testament Theology (3)

A study of the primary methods of the discipline of Old Testament theology as well as the major theological themes of the Old Testament within their canonical context. Prerequisite: REL 2000.

THE 4280—New Testament Theology (3)

A study of the approaches, methods, and major developments within New Testament theology. Prerequisite: REL 2000.

THE 4330—Directed Study in Theology (1-3)

Special studies in selected areas under the guidance of a professor in the department.

YOUTH MINISTRY

YMN 3010—Counseling and Caring for Teenagers and their Families (2)

A study of the methods of counseling teenagers and their families through crisis periods in the life of the teenager and her/his family as well as the practice of pastoral care of youth and families.

YMN 3020—Youth Culture and the Gospel (2)

An examination of issues confronting teenagers and persons working in ministry with teenagers in post-modern culture, including media, diversity, sexual identity, and urbanization.

YMN 3160—Field Education in Youth Ministry (1-3)

Field based education for Youth Ministers in an approved ministry site. Graded S/U.

YMN 4010—Engaging Teenagers in the Story of God (2)

An exploration of the manner in which teens might be invited to participate in the story of God through proclamation and worship.

YMN 4020—Curriculum Development and Teaching Teenagers in Youth Ministry (2)

A study of theories of education and the manner in which these theories relate to the development of curriculum and teaching in local church youth ministry.

YMN 4030—Administration and Program Development in Youth Ministry (2)

An examination of leadership and administration skills for youth ministry, the development of a budget and calendar, and working with a larger church staff.

YMN 4040—Spiritual Disciplines and Youth (2)

An exploration of the spiritual practices such as prayer, scripture reading, accountability, corporate worship, and service in the life and formation of the teenager.