Mark Hayse

Mark Hayse
About This Author

Dr. Mark Hayse is Professor of Christian Education, and Director, Honors Program, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Ordained Elder, Church of the Nazarene


  • PhD; Educational Studies, 2009, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MRE; Religious Education, 1993, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • BA; Religion, 1998, MidAmerica Nazarene University

"The following passage reminds me that the central qualities of Christian faith are suffering love and resurrection hope. In my present life, this passage lends me strength to face the crises of life. I can face suffering - for the sake of loving others - because hope sustains me in the middle of it all. 'But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body (2 Corinthians 4:7-10).'"

Awards and Honors:

  • Alpha Chi Donald Metz Award - Faculty Member of the Year for Distinctive Academic Contributions, 2007
  • Who's Who among America's Teachers, 2005
  • Summa Cum Laude, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1993
  • Outstanding Graduate in Christian Education, North American Professors of Christian Education, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1993.