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AU to Launch Programs in Youth and Pastoral Ministry


Anderson University’s College of Christian Studies will begin undergraduate programs in Youth Ministry and Pastoral Ministry beginning this fall.


The new programs will allow current and future AU students to gain specialized training in important areas of ministry service, according to Michael Duduit, Dean of the College of Christian Studies. Students studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry will be able to take advantage of new concentrations in Youth Ministry or in Pastoral Ministry.


“By offering these programs, future pastoral leaders and youth ministers will be able to gain top-notch preparation for those roles as undergraduate students,” Duduit asserts. “This is another way that Anderson University can provide support for the churches and church leaders in this region.”


The College of Christian Studies at AU already offers undergraduate programs in Christian ministry and theology. The two new concentrations in youth ministry and pastoral ministry are in addition to an available concentration in biblical studies.


The new concentrations reflect a significant expansion of the scope of the university’s programs in Christian studies. The faculty recently approved the addition of nearly twenty new courses in the College, including new programs in preaching, pastoral care and counseling, ministry leadership, and biblical languages.


“Our goal is to provide the premier program for ministry training in the region,” Duduit explains. “We want to offer an exceptional place for current and future ministers to prepare for the work to which God has called them.”


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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