May 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Theology and Christian Ministry

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Darrell Gwaltney, Dean

Mary Bell, Robert Byrd (professor emeritus), Ann Coble, Manuel Cruz, Ben Curtis, Cynthia Curtis, David Dark, Steve Guthrie, Ernest Heard, Sally Holt, Donovan McAbee, Mark McEntire, Amanda Miller, Gideon Park, Beth Ritter-Conn, Steven Simpler (professor emeritus), Judy Skeen, and Andy Watts


The College of Theology and Christian Ministry seeks to be a premier academic community that nurtures a living faith in God, reflects critically on its discipline, and develops skills for Christian ministry, and distinguishes itself through its emphases on contemplative spirituality and social justice.


The purpose of the College of Theology and Christian Ministry is to provide student-centered, academically challenging religion classes to the diverse student body of Belmont University and to provide a foundation of religious studies for students preparing for congregational ministry and advanced theological studies.


  1. To provide all Belmont students with a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies.
  2. To teach courses for religion majors and minors in the following areas: biblical languages, biblical studies, religion and society, theological and historical studies, practical studies, seminars and special studies.
  3. To offer professional education courses in practical ministry.
  4. To offer continuing education opportunities to ministers and laity.
  5. To integrate contemplative spirituality and social justice into the curricular and co-curricular program.

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