Jacqueline Smallbones Professor of Religion/Christian Education


Th.D., Durban-Westville University, South Africa
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois
B.A., Washington Bible College, Maryland

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Dr. Smallbones is a native of South Africa and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church of America. She teaches biblical studies, Christian education and Christian spirituality at Northwestern. She is the author of Keeping Company with Jesus: Reflections on Gospel Stories (Augsburg Books, 2005) and Knit Together: Many Colors, One Life (2014). She also has written articles for Christian Education Journal and Church Herald. She occasionally presents seminars and leads retreats on such topics as teaching, Christian spirituality and spiritual disciplines. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, she taught at a college and seminary in South Africa.

CEY210 - Foundational Issues in Christian Education

CEY310 - Leadership Development

CEY320 - Teaching and Learning Strategies

CEY330 - Special Topics in CE/YM

CEY380 - Narrative and Spiritual Formation

CEY402 - Integrated Field Experience II

REL150 - Christian Story I: Biblical Tradition

REL310 - Christian Spirituality

(2 credits)A study of the meaning, purpose and practices of Christian spirituality asthis has been understood in the Christian tradition. The course emphasizesthe practice of spiritual disciplines and the relevance of spirituality inour contemporary world.Prerequisite: REL250.

REL385 - Topics in Religion

A study of an interdisciplinary area of religion, not sufficiently covered by other courses, in response to student or faculty interests.Prerequisite: REL262 or permission of instructor.(2-4 credits, alternate years, consult department)

"Storymakers: A holistic approach to Bible reading and study," Christian Education Journal, Vol. 12, No.1, Spring 2015

"Teaching Bible for Transformation," Christian Education Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 2007

Lecturer and Academic Dean, Evangelical Bible Seminary of Southern Africa

Senior Lecturer, Rosebank Bible College, Johannesburg, South Africa

Book review editor, Christian Education Journal

Christian Educators of the Reformed Church in America

Society of Professors of Christian Education

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators

Spiritual Directors International

Teaching Excellence Award, Northwestern College, 1998