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Faculty of Religious Education

"May we learn what we should learn, do what we should do,
and be what we should be."

Thomas S. Monson,
"To Learn, To Do, To Be,"
Ensign, November 2008

Jesus next to the well

Welcome to the Faculty of Religious Education

Instruction in the Faculty of Religious Education seeks to combine both intellectual and spiritual aspects of testimony and faith, focusing on learning, doing, and becoming.

Mission Statement

Our efforts are part of the University mission to help students integrate spiritual and secular learning, develop character and integrity, and become faithful and committed church leaders who will assist in building their families, their communities, and the kingdom of God.

We seek to help BYU–Hawaii students become disciple-leaders, prepared to return to serve effectively in their families, communities, and the Church.

We seek to help them increase their knowledge and understanding of Church scripture, doctrine, and history, develop their skills in analysis, interpretation and application, and deepen their conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Program Learning Outcomes of Religious Education focus on knowing, doing, and becoming:

Knowledge—Basic knowledge and understanding of the scripture, doctrine, and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Analysis—Analyze and interpret Church scripture, doctrine and history

Application—Use Church scripture, doctrine and history in problem-solving and life application tasks

Become—Deepened discipleship and conversion