Anderson, Indiana

Polich-Short to speak during Spiritual Emphasis Week, Oct. 9-11

Mon, 2012-10-01 08:00 -- univcomm
October 1, 2012

Anderson University will welcome Laurie Polich-Short as the featured speaker for Spiritual Emphasis Week, Oct. 9-11.

Polich-Short is a writer and speaker partnering with Compassion International who regularly shares at colleges, conferences, and churches around the country. She is also an associate pastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, Calif., and a professor of youth ministry at Azusa Pacific University. She is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.

Polich-Short’s central message is to encourage people to open their hearts to a life-changing faith in a living God — a God who seeks to transform and use people as agents of his love. Her goal is to empower people to see what they can do, rather than feeling guilty about what they cannot do. Her greatest desire is for people to see how God can use their experiences, struggles, weaknesses, gifts, and talents to make a difference in the world.

Anderson University offers Spiritual Emphasis Week once a year, in the fall semester, as an opportunity for students and the community to worship and study together with an off-campus speaker. All services will be held in Reardon Auditorium on the Anderson University campus in Anderson, Ind.


Dates and times for services are:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.

Visit AU Chapel for a current chapel schedule and videos and podcasts of selected chapels.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.