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Missions

School of Bible & Ministry


Missions service to the global church has always been central to the educational mission and purpose of Milligan College, whether that service takes place locally or in more distant regions of the world.

The course of missions study at Milligan College is designed primarily to prepare people for missions’ leadership ministry in the church. For this reason, its strength has long resided in its interdisciplinary structure, offering students a wide diversity of missions options via examples from church history, more contemporary situations, and internship placements.

The concentration is a part of the Bible major since an understanding of the universe and one’s own place in it is predicated upon an understanding of God’s purposes as revealed in the scriptures. However, because effective missionary ministry also entails an understanding of human nature, missions study at Milligan College incorporates a solid foundation in the social sciences. It is this unique combination of the two disciplines — Bible and sociology — which comprises the core of Milligan’s missions concentration.

Students studying missions are prepared:

  • For service in a missions leadership role in the church
  • Prepare and preach, in culturally appropriate ways, sermons or teach lessons which have solid scriptural content
  • To have a good foundation in biblical, church historical, social, and practical studies for lifelong learning
  • To pursue seminary or graduate education
  • To provide a solid example, as a humble student of scripture and the world, of following Jesus in daily living

For information about the Bible major with the missions concentration, see “Bible.”

For information about the Missions minor, follow the Catalog links below.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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What can I do with a degree in Missions?

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Faculty

Dr. Curtis Booher

Curtis Booher

Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Phone: 423.461.8778
Email: CBooher@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 118

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
Email: SGHiggins@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Dr. Philip Kenneson

Philip Kenneson

Associate Dean of the School of Bible and Ministry; The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries; Professor of Theology and Philosophy; Area Chair of Biblical Learning

Phone: 423.461.8797
Email: PKenneson@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 112

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8747
Email: JDMiller@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 120

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Dr. Garland Young

Garland Young

Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean; Professor of the Practice of Religion and Greek

Phone: 423.461.8720
Email: RGYoung@milligan.edu
Office: Derthick Hall, 107

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