Welcome to Missions @ FHU, the official blog of the missions studies program at Freed-Hardeman University. Our purpose is to promote missions in general, report on specific works involving FHU personnel (students, staff, faculty, alumni), announce special events, advertise what our program offers, inform the inquisitive, and inspire the interested.
Freed-Hardeman University is not a missionary-sending agency but is a valuable tool that is available to the brotherhood as we collectively seek to fulfill the Great Commission. FHU offers a number of courses to help better prepare prospective missionaries for the most important task the Lord has given us. Both a Minor in Missions and a BA in Missions are offered through the College of Biblical Studies, with master-level courses and degree emphases in Missions through the Graduate School of Theology.
Our missions faculty represent the mission fields of Africa (Zimbabwe), Eastern Europe (Slovakia), Oceania (New Zealand), and South America (Peru), with additional faculty and staff who have been involved in a variety of mission efforts both stateside and abroad. We also have a number of capable missionaries visiting our campus throughout the year to share their wisdom and experiences and to inform and motivate our students.
Each year a seasoned missionary is invited to serve as FHU’s missionary-in-residence, spending an entire school year with us (August-May) teaching missions/Bible classes, interacting with students, and increasing interest in and awareness of missions among the student body.
At the beginning of every Fall semester we devote two full days to Missions Emphasis and invite four experienced missionaries to speak to all of our Bible classes (the entire student body), at chapel, and at Wednesday night Bible study for at least two local congregations.
Missions Group is a gathering of mission-minded students twice a month in faculty homes. It is a time of devotion, study, learning and encouraging participation in missions.
During the Thanksgiving, Spring and Summer breaks FHU students, faculty and staff are involved in mission campaigns in various places, both within the United States and overseas.
Missionary “field labs,” ranging from one to nine weeks, are organized for students, where service and learning opportunities are provided in a variety of mission environments. Students Offering the World Eternal Redemption (S.O.W.E.R) is a missionary apprenticeship program where students can earn college credit by serving from six months to two years as missionary apprentices.
Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information. Thank you for visiting our blog.
Dr. Kevin L. Moore
Director of Missions Studies