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Photo of Dr. Matt PriceDr. Matt Price
jprice@mvnu.edu
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3617

Education:
  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, Foundations of Education, 2001
  • M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary, emphasis Religious Education, 1997
  • B.A. Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Religion, 1994
  • Certificate in Cross-cultural Ministry, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2002
  • Diplôme, Level 4 - French language study, Centre d´Enseignement Français, France, 2004
Professional Experience:
  • Coordinator, International Board of Education, Church of the Nazarene, Global Ministries Center, Lenexa, Kansas
  • Adjunct Online Instructor, Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Director, Institut Theologique Nazareen, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Education Coordinator, Africa West Field, Cotonou, Benin
  • Pastor, Oakland United Methodist Church, Buckner, Missouri
  • Adjunct Instructor, Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Curriculum Editor, WordAction & Sunday School Ministries, Nazarene Publishing House, children and youth, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Associate Pastor to Youth and their Families, Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Youth Pastor, Delaware Church of the Nazarene, Delaware, Ohio
  • Youth Pastor, Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Pastor, Oakland United Methodist Church, Buckner, Missouri
  • Curriculum editor, Sunday School Ministries/WordAction Publishing, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Missionary, Church of the Nazarene, Africa West Field
Professional Organizations:
  • American Society of Missiology
  • Wesleyan Theological Society
Awards and Recognition:
  • Board of Directors, Front Steps, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Ordained as Elder, Kansas City District, Church of the Nazarene (1998)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Nazarene Theological Seminary (1997)
  • Cum Laude, Mount Vernon Nazarene College (1994)
  • Alumni Medallion Award (clergy recipient) – MVNU (2008)
  • Commissioned as Global Missionary, Church of the Nazarene (2006)
  • Ordained as Elder, Church of the Nazarene (1998)
Published Works and Presentations:
  • "Love Wins by Rob Bell: A Panel Discussion," organizer and moderator, MVNU (April 2011)
  • "Ministering to Muslims in Our Neighborhood," presentation, M11 Conference, Louisville, Ohio, (February 2011)
  • "Five Thresholds of Postmodern Evangelism," presentation, East Ohio District Sunday School Training Day (September 2010 and January 2011)
  • "Bleeding Hearts and Bean Counters Working Together—Another Look at the Debate(s) about Holistic Mission and Managerial Missiology" Global Education Conference, Netherlands (March 2007)
  • "What is Wesleyan Theological Education?" position paper for panel discussion, Global Theology Conference, Netherlands (April 2007)
  • Africa West Field Certificate Program for Course of Study Toward Ordination (January 2007)
  • A Monkey At My Homework: The Secret of High Horse Castle, Mystery of the Ancient Anchor (multiple children’s books for NPH/NMI/Children’s Ministries, 2003-present)
  • "H. Orton Wiley - Dominant Images from the Life of a Holiness Educator," Wesleyan Theological Journal (Fall 2004)
  • "The Influence of Personalism on the Theology and Education of H. Orton Wiley," Wesleyan Theological Journal (Fall 2006), pp. 142-160.
  • "Popular Notions of the Missionary Task in a Post-Missionary Era: A Hopeful Response to the Image of Missionaries Depicted in 20th Century" Novels," Missiology: An International Review (April 2008 vol. 36 no. 2), pp. 245-256
  • Multiple popular articles in children’s and youth ministry.
  • The Influence of Personalism on the Theology and Education of H. Orton Wiley. Wesleyan Theological Journal 41.2 (2006): 142-160. Print.
  • Popular Notions of the Missionary Task in a Post-Missionary Era: A Hopeful Response to the Image of Missionaries Depicted in 20th Century Novels. Missiology: An International Review. 36.2 (2008): 245-256. Print.
  • The Mystery of the Ancient Anchor. Children’s Mission Book. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press. (2010).
  • Lucas’ Living Water Adventure. Children’s Mission Book. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press. (2012).
  • Undergraduate Perceptions of Vocational Calling into Missions and Ministry. Missiology: An International Review. 41.1 (2013): 87-96. Print.
  • Ordination and Power Relations: A Cultural Analysis from the Ritual Theory of Practice. Wesleyan Theological Society. March 23, 2013. Presentation.
Favorite Subject-Related Links: Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:
  • Paper delivery – Columbus Dispatch
  • Cashier – Kroger<
  • Running
  • Hiking
Favorite Scripture Verse:

“Yet he [Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 (NIV)

 
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