AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry Renews Leadership Focus Partnership


Anderson, Ind. — The Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry (STCM) recently renewed its partnership with Church of God Ministries to cover the costs of Leadership Focus for current students in the Church of God ordination process.

Leadership Focus is an online ministry development tool designed to equip and strengthen leaders in the Church of God through relational training with a missional perspective.

“This partnership seeks to help our students work toward ordination while they are in seminary,” said Nathan Willowby, AU’s STCM dean and associate professor of theology and ethics. “The agreement with Church of God Ministries enables our students to pursue licensure and ordination without extra costs for the Leadership Focus modules. We are thankful for the partnership and its recognition that our students are committed to preparing for ministry.”

Students taking one course receive half of their Leadership Focus fees covered through respective donors to Church of God Ministries and the STCM. Students taking two or more courses receive 100% of their Leadership Focus fees paid under the partnership. 

The partnership is part of the ongoing commitment by both the STCM and Church of God Ministries to support ministry preparation and ordination by women and men called to ministry within the Church of God.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.