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Union to launch Master of Christian Studies program in Nashville

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 29, 2007 – Union University will begin a Master in Christian Studies degree program in Nashville in April, according to Greg Thornbury, dean of Union’s School of Christian Studies.

The 42-hour program is designed for students already serving on church staffs or church members who are interested in expanding their education. Classes will typically meet one day a week, and the degree can be completed in two years. The curriculum includes courses in the Old Testament, New Testament, theology, leadership, communication, church history and other topics.

“The MCS degree is ideal for church leaders who are ready to take their knowledge of the Bible and their preparation for ministry to the next level,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “Whether it is a church staff member who desires additional equipping or a dedicated layperson interested in gaining new insights and training, the MCS will be an ideal program for them.”

The first location for the Nashville MCS program will be The People’s Church in Franklin, with the initial class starting April 10. Thornbury said Union will offer classes in additional locations in the Nashville area in future months.

The MCS is presently offered at Union’s main campus in Jackson, Tenn., and its Memphis-area campus in Germantown. Classes to be offered will be taught by Christian studies professors from Union’s Jackson campus as well as by faculty from the Nashville area.

For more information about the program or to enroll, call (866) 583-0442.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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