Anderson University School of Theology

Anderson University School of Theology is the only seminary of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Our ongoing relationship with our sponsoring church is valued, and a vital partnership necessary for providing spiritual leaders for the church in the 21st century. The seminary community is also enriched by the variety of church backgrounds and ethnic heritage of its students, faculty, and staff.

Anderson University was founded by and is supported by the Church of God, with headquarters in Anderson, Ind. Founded in 1917, the school was a major step in the life of a young and vigorous fellowship of Christians which had originated about 1880. This fellowship, which took on a common New Testament name, often describes itself as a reformation movement. Its vision was to preach and live out a message of holiness and to invite believers into a body united by a common experience in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Anderson University has grown to comprise an undergraduate liberal arts program, organized into two colleges and three schools, a graduate School of Theology, and a center for adult education (the School of Adult Learning). The university offers several graduate degree programs, including the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) degrees, and a dual Master of Science in Nursing – Master of Business Administration (M.S.N. – M.B.A.) degree. More than 2,800 students and nearly 300 instructional and professional staff comprise the community.

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  1. I came to Anderson University School of Theology after being a youth pastor for a while. My goal was to lead a church plant. I was not entirely familiar with the doctrinal intricacies of the Church of God movement but after reading their statement of faith I felt comfortable pursuing more information on the programs. I realized that they are Wesleyan-Arminian in theology and have a great love and respect for Biblical history. I started as an MDiv student and transitioned into their online MACM program that focused on church planting.

    I would highly recommend the AUSOT for seminary education. While there were a couple classes that truly stretched my conservative thinking, I think those that pursued it would not be sorry. Overall…an incredible experience!

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