Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry

FACULTY

TIMOTHY M. GREEN, Dean, Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry; 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, 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; PhD Graduate Theological Foundation, 2010.

MICHAEL D. JACKSON, Associate Professor of Religion, 2010—
BS, Jacksonville University, 1975; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1978; DMin, McCormick Theological Seminary, 2003.

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; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011.

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

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

Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry General Information

Within the life and thought of the Trevecca Community, the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry 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 Theology and Christian Ministry offers undergraduate majors in Religion, Religious Studies and Intercultural Studies. The student majoring in Religion will minor in one of six professional areas: Pastoral Ministry, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Intercultural Studies, 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) Intercultural Studies. Students majoring in Intercultural Studies will choose a minor outside the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry from an approved list.

The Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry 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 Theology and Christian Ministry also offers the BA in Christian Ministry as a cooperative degree completion program for the Salvation Army Southern Territory and through an online adult degree completion degree.

Mission Statement and Learning Outcomes for Academic Majors in Religion, Religious Studies and Intercultural 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, Intercultural Studies, Compassionate Ministry, and Worship Ministry. All of these (with the exception of Intercultural Studies) 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.

The degree in Intercultural Studies is designed for students preparing for cross-cultural Christian ministry in situations, both domestic and global, in which knowledge of intercultural dynamics is essential and in which a marketable skill will allow for cultural engagement, creative access, or bi-vocational support.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Religion, Religious Studies and Intercultural 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
  14. **Demonstrate skills in the practice of language and culture learning and contextualization of the Gospel in specific contexts.

*This outcome pertains to the required professional minors within the Religion major as well as the Intercultural Studies major.

**This outcome pertains specifically to the Intercultural Studies 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, Intercultural Studies, 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)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

PHL

3210/
3220

Philosophy for Theology I and II

(6)

CHI

 

Church History (inc. CHI 3040 and 3060)*

(9)

THE

4270/
4280

Old and New Testament Theology

(6)

THE

4140/
4150

Systematic Theology I and II

(6)

THE

4090

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.

Religion BA Professional Minors

Pastoral Ministry Professional Minor

17 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3115

Preaching and the Worship of the Church

(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 in Pastoral Ministry

(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)

Intercultural Studies Professional Minor

19-21 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

ICS

3200

Strategies of Cultural Immersion

(3)

ICS

3100

History and Ideology of Intercultural Witness

(3)

ICS

4000

Field Education in Intercultural Studies

(2)

ICS

4400

Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

(3)

 

 

Two of the following should be chosen:

 

ICS

3070

Ministry of Compassion

(3)

CED

3200

Church and Community

(3)

ICS

4240

Seminar in Intercultural Studies

(3)

ICS

4300

Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development

(2)

ECO

3300

International Economic Development

(3)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(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)

ICS

3070

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 Practice

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

 

 

or

 

SWK

2200

Working with Individuals

(3)

Worship Ministry Professional Minor

29 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

(2)

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 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

 

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

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)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

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)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(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**

 

YMN

3010

Counseling and Caring for Teenagers and their Families

(2)

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)

 

 

Elective

(1)

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 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

 

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of the Church in North America

 

 

 

Biblical Language

(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)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to 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

3115

Preaching and the Worship of the Church

(2)

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)

PRA

4500

Field Education in Pastoral Ministry

(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 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

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

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)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(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

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

CHM

3150

Field Education in Children's Ministry

(1)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(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 14

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)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

YMN

4030

Administration and Program Development in Children's Ministry**

(2)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

Total 16

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 Division Bible*

(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

 

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work

(3)

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

 

 

Elective

(1)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

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)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

 

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)

ICS

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 Intercultural Studies 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

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

ICS

3100

History and Ideology of the Intercultural Witness

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

CHI

3050

History of the Reformation and Modern Church

(3)

 

 

or

 

CHI

3070

History of Church in North America

 

ICS

3200

Strategies of Cultural Immersion

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible**

(3)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

ICS

4000

Field Education in Intercultural Studies

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

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)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

 

 

Elective

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

ICS

4400

Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

(3)

 

 

ICS Electives

(3)

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)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

 

 

ICS Elective

(3)

 

 

Elective

(1)

 

Total 15

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

 

**Taken either sophomore or junior year

 

 

 

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)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

MCM

1600

Class Piano

(1)

 

 

Art Appreciation (choice)

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

 

Total 18

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

 

 

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)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(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++

(2)

 

Total 14

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

 

+Fall-odd years

 

++Spring-odd years

 

Total credit hours for BA

125

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 Theology and Christian Ministry. A student who transfers to the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry 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 Theology and Christian Ministry 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)

CHI

 

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

(9)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

THE

4270/
4280

Old and New Testament Theology

(6)

THE

4140/
4150

Systematic Theology I and II

(6)

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

PHL

3210/
3220

Philosophy for Theology I and II

(6)

 

 

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.

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

***Religion/Religious Studies majors are required to take either (1) two semesters of Hebrew (I and II) OR (2) two semesters of Greek (I and II) OR one semester of Hebrew and on semester of Greek (Hebrew I and Greek I)

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)

 

 

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

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

 

 

World Aesthetics (choice)

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

3210

Philosophy for Theology I

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

 

PHL

3220

Philosophy for Theology II

(3)

 

 

Biblical Language

(3)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(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

 

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible**

(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

Intercultural Studies BA

The degree in Intercultural Studies is designed for students preparing for cross-cultural Christian ministry in situations, both domestic and global, in which knowledge of intercultural dynamics is essential and in which a marketable skill will allow for cultural engagement, creative access, or bi-vocational support. The major will be supplemented by a minor in English Language Learner, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, or Social Work.

General Education

43 hours

Variations for General Education for Intercultural Studies Majors

Major

59 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

ICS

3200

Strategies of Cultural Immersion

(3)

ICS

3100

History and Ideology of Intercultural Witness

(3)

ICS

4000

Field Education in Intercultural Studies

(2)

ICS

4300

Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development

(2)

ICS

4400

Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

(3)

BIB

2990

Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

Upper Division Bible courses (one Old Testament and one New Testament)

(6)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religions

(2)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

PRA

3115

Preaching and the Worship of the Church

(2)

CED

3080

Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

Minor

18 hours

(Required departmental minor in English Language Learner, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, or Social Work unless an alternative to these is approved in consultation with the advisor.

Total

120 hours

Intercultural Studies Major Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Math

(3)

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 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

PRA

3010

Mission of the People of God

(3)

PSY

2010

Introduction to Psychology

(3)

 

 

Minor course

(3)

 

 

Lab Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I or

(3)

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

 

Minor course

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

CHI

3040

History of the Ancient and Medieval Church

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

ICS

3200

Strategies of Cultural Immersion

(3)

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

 

 

Minor Course

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

ICS

4000

Field Ed in Intercultural Studies

(2)

THE

4140

Systematic Theology I

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible

(3)

 

 

Minor Course

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

CED

3080

Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

THE

4150

Systematic Theology II

(3)

ICS

3100

History and Ideology of the Intercultural Witness

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

(3)

 

 

Minor Course

(3)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

ICS

4400

Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

(3)

 

 

Minor course

(3)

 

Total 12

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BIB

 

Upper Division Bible*

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

ICS

4300

Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development

(2)

THE

4210

Christian Theology of World Religion

(2)

PRA

3115

Preaching and the Worship of the Church

(2)

 

Total 15

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

 

**Taken either sophomore or junior year

 

 

 

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

2200

Biblical Hebrew I

(3)

HEB

2210

Biblical Hebrew II

(3)

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

(9)

New Testament Greek Minor

15 hours

GRK

2200

New Testament Greek I

(3)

GRK

2210

New Testament Greek II

(3)

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

(9)

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)

Intercultural Studies Minor

15-16 hours

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

PRA

3010

The Mission of the People of God

(3)

ICS

3100

History and Ideology of Intercultural Witness

(3)

ICS

3200

Strategies of Cultural Immersion

(3)

ICS

4400

Anthropology and Ethnographic Research

(3)

One of the following should be chosen:

(2-3)

ICS

3070

Ministry of Compassion (3)

 

CED

3200

Church and Community (3)

 

ICS

4240

Seminar in Intercultural Studies (3)

 

ICS

4000

Field Education in Intercultural Studies (2)

 

ICS

4300

Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development (2)

 

ECO

3300

International Economic Development (3)

 

Compassionate Ministry Minor

15 hours

ICS

3070

The Ministry of Compassion

(3)

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work

(3)

SWK

2250

Introduction to Community Practice

(3)

 

 

Two options in Bible, Theology, or Church History

(6)

Christian Ministry BA

Trevecca's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry is offered in two ways:

  1. As an accelerated adult degree-completion online program, and
  2. An adult degree-completion program designed to meet the specific needs of Salvation Army Southern Territory personnel.

Christian Ministry Online (CMO) is a totally-online program providing adult students the opportunity to complete a college degree in a schedule and format particularly designed to meet their unique needs. The curriculum's major emphasis is to prepare persons for various areas of Christian service.

Please call (615) 248-7766 for further information or access the website: http://www.tnustarthere.org/cmo

The Christian Ministry Program (CMP) is a cooperative degree-completion program conducted 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.

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

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry's curriculum's major emphasis is to prepare persons for various areas of Christian service by developing:

Special attention is given to helping individuals adapt their study to their personal calling and where it fits into the world where ministry takes place. Faculty members are well-equipped and eager to help develop strong competencies for ministry success and for making positive contribution in their profession and to society. Course content is focused on practical application to the everyday life and occupation of the student. The program assumes that adult students possess experience and skills which may earn academic credit.

The Student Learning Outcomes for the Christian Ministry degree are to enable the student to:

  1. Construct a personal philosophy for ministry that is consistent with Scripture and recognized leadership principles;
  2. Apply practical principles and strategies for effective ministry;
  3. Value the need for theological reflection as an aspect of ministry;
  4. Recognize pastoral care that effectively ministers to the body of Christ;
  5. Construct culturally relevant worship as a celebration of faith;
  6. Interpret the disciplines of the Christian faith for personal and ministerial growth;
  7. Define the meaning and significance of Biblical authority for theological reflection and Christian practice; and
  8. Identify and frame key elements of intellectual thought for ministry.

Admission to the academic program in Christian Ministry requires completing an application and meeting specific admission requirements described in the program catalog supplement.

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, and (2) a 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.

Religious Studies MA

The Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry offers a Graduate Studies in Religion Program in order 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. Concentrations are offered in Bible, Theology, Preaching, and Pastoral Arts.

For specific information, see Graduate Catalog.

Religion and Philosophy Course Descriptions

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

GRK 2200 New Testament Greek I (3)

An introduction to the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Primary emphasis upon grammatical construction, verbal forms, and advanced translation practices.

GRK 2210 New Testament Greek II (3)

As a continuation of New Testament Greek I, this course introduces the student to complex grammatical structures, complex verbal forms, and advanced translation practices.

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 2200 Biblical Hebrew I (3)

An introduction to the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew. Primary emphasis upon grammatical construction, verbal forms, and translation.

HEB 2210 Biblical Hebrew II (3)

As a continuation of Biblical Hebrew I, this course introduces the student to complex grammatical structures, irregular verb forms, and advanced translation practices, including Hebrew poetry.

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 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.

INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

ICS 3070 Ministry of Compassion (3)

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

ICS 3100 History and Ideology of Intercultural Witness (3)

An era-by-era survey of paradigm shifts in the understanding and practice of mission. Paradigms studied include biblical, Eastern Church, Medieval Roman Catholic, Protestant Reformation and Wesleyan, Enlightenment and Postmodern, as well as contemporary western and non-western expressions.

ICS 3200 Strategies of Cultural Immersion (3)

An examination of process of cultural immersion, including strategies for language and cultural learning, developing cultural intelligence, dealing with cultural shock and re-entry, and bonding. The course will address practical issues of life in another culture including the use of money, lifestyle decisions, practices of self and family care, and the ethics of cross-cultural friendships.

ICS 4000 Field Education in Intercultural Studies (1-3)

Field-based education in global mission at an approved ministry site. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: ICS 3200 Strategies of Cultural Immersion.

ICS 4240 Seminar in Intercultural Studies (1-3)

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

ICS 4300 Intercultural Administration and Leadership Development (2)

Cultural differences in leadership and administration. Strategies for church development, conflict resolution, cross-cultural mentoring and the development of indigenous leaders.

ICS 4330 Directed Study in Cultural Studies (1-3)

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

ICS 4400 Anthropology and Ethnographic Research (3)

Anthropological insights for intercultural witness. Skill development in critical contextualization and in ethnographic study for insider understandings of culture.

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.

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, Intercultural Studies and Worship Arts 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, dynamic interpretation, sermon preparation, genre study, and delivery within the context of the public worship service, introducing the beginning preacher to the steps required to move from text to sermon. Prerequisite: BIB 2990.

PRA 3115 Preaching and the Worship of the Church (2)

An engagement in the practices of worship and sermon design (including weddings and funerals), administration of the sacraments, preaching the Christian calendar, and creative writing. These practices will fund a lifetime of preaching and worship planning for the minister. Prerequisite: PRA 3105 or permission of the instructor.

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 4000 Supervised Pastoral Ministry (1-3)

An apprenticeship in the vocation of pastoral ministry, focusing on explanation and demonstration. Apprenticeship will include discussions with and observations of a pastor-mentor. 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 Pastoral Ministry (1-3)

An apprenticeship in the vocation of pastoral ministry, focusing on imitation and repetition. Apprenticeship will include discussions with a pastor-mentor and participation in the practice of ministry. 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.

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.