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Theology and Missions

School of Theology and Missions at Union

Be Devoted. Be a Disciple. Be Transformed.

Preparing for ministry, planning to teach or simply seeking to deepen your knowledge of God and Scripture? Union's School of Theology and Missions is committed to rigorous academics and attention to students as individuals. Our goal is to help you develop a deep devotion to Christ, his church and reaching the nations with the gospel. At Union University, be transformed.

Theology and Missions Divisions

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Join the STM Book Club

Join the STM Book Club

If you donate $500 or more during the calendar year, you will become part of the coming year's STM Book Club. Members of the Book Club will receive new books by faculty as they are released throughout the following year. For donations of $1,000 or more, you will become part of the coming year's Book Club in addition to receiving books from the current year. Thank you for supporting us as we seek to train a new generation of pastors, missionaries, church planters, Bible study leaders and biblically informed lay people to serve in various ways around the world.

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STM Funds

STM Excellence Fund: This fund enables us to have special events throughout the year, including our student retreat, and to pursue new projects.

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STM Scholarship Fund: This fund was started by STM professors to help provide scholarships for students majoring in the STM.

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Explore the Bible with Us

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

Compete for scholarships by entering our Essay Contest by Oct. 15, 2021

Students may explore a specific biblical text or theological concept directly or apply the Bible and theology to questions of worldview, apologetics, or ethics. Essays will be judged according to style, clarity, depth of thought, and strength of argument or exposition.

Essay Contest

Religio et Eruditio: Biblical and Theological Essays

Religio et Eruditio: Biblical and Theological Essays We regularly publish books, edited by Ray Van Neste and Jacob Shatzer, that feature our best senior student papers each year. These are available to purchase on Amazon.

Book Series

Free Booklets

We have a few booklets aimed at pastors and students that we hand out in print form. PDFs are available here as well. Our hope is that they might be helpful and encouraging resources.

Studying the New Testament

Studying the New Testament

A overview of the key aspects of academic NT study and discussion of why we engage is such study.
The Oversight of Souls

The Oversight of Souls

An examination of the purpose and goal of pastoral ministry.
Hold Fast, Brothers

Hold Fast, Brothers: A Word of Encouragement for Pastors

A message of encouragement to pastors in the midst of difficult times.

STM Scholarship

As an academic community affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, and as the oldest institution continuously relating to the Southern Baptist Convention, Union University is committed to providing Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society. In keeping with this commitment, Union University is pleased to offer scholarship assistance of $2000/year to Southern Baptist, traditional undergraduate students studying in the School of Theology and Missions.

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