Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry
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.
TIMOTHY R. GAINES, Associate Professor of Religion, 2015—
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2003; MA, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2006; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2008; PhD, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2014.
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; 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.
MARY K. SCHMITT, Associate Professor of New Testament, 2017—
BA, Southern Nazarene University, 2013; MDiv, Duke University Divinity School, 2006; PhD Candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary.
SHAWNA SONGER GAINES, University Chaplain, Assistant Professor of Christian Worship, 2016—
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2006; MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2010.
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 studies degree.
Mission Statement and Learning Outcomes for Academic Majors in Religion, Religious Studies and Intercultural Studies
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:
- Embody the habits and practices of the Christian faith.
- Know the significant events, persons, and themes of the biblical narrative.
- Be acquainted with current exegetical methods and practices.
- Define the Christian faith with special attention to the place of the Wesleyan-holiness tradition within it.
- Know the major movements of the history of the Christian Church.
- Understand the history and polity of the Church of the Nazarene within the history of the Christian Church.
- Articulate and understand the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene.
- Define the major figures and movements of philosophy.
- *Within the context of the above outcomes, know and demonstrate rudimentary skills in the practice of professional Christian ministry in the areas of:
- preaching and teaching
- worship and the administration of the sacraments
- compassionate service and evangelism
- congregational administration and care
**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.