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

REL310 - Christian Spirituality

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

"Fishing for Answers: Discovering Clues to Jesus' Identity, Church Herald, June 2006

Keeping Company with Jesus: Reflections on Gospel Stories, Augsburg Books, 2005

Lecturer and Academic Dean, Evangelical Bible Seminary of Southern Africa

Senior Lecturer, Rosebank Bible College, Johannesburg, South Africa

Child Evangelism Fellowship International

Book review editor, Christian Education Journal

Christian Educators of the Reformed Church in America

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators

North American Professors of Christian Education

Spiritual Directors International

Teaching Excellence Award, Northwestern College, 1998