Anderson, Indiana

AU welcomes Steve Gerali for Spiritual Emphasis Week

Tue, 2011-09-20 08:01 -- univcomm
September 20, 2011

Anderson University welcomes Dr. Steve Gerali to campus for Spiritual Emphasis Week, September 27-29.

geraliGerali is an expert in the field of youth ministry, adolescence, and mentoring. He has spoken around the world and conducted education seminars and workshops for various organizations such as the U.S. military, Compassion International, Youth Specialties, and various public and privates schools throughout the U.S.

Last spring Gerali visited campus and taught ministry classes and led a discussion at Dunn Hall. Gerali states on his website that he “firmly believes that life change happens in the context of intentionally loving relationships with Christ and others.”

The Rev. Dr. Todd Faulkner, AU campus pastor, said he anticipates Gerali will contribute to this year’s theme of "Restoration" and what it means to change one's relationships with Christ and the church. “We believe that Steve will be able to help us unpack more of what it means to be in the ongoing process of being restored by God and being a part of God’s continuing work of restoration in the church and in the world,” said Faulkner.

All services will be held in Reardon Auditorium on the Anderson University campus in Anderson, Ind. Dates and times for services are:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.

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.

— Katie Price is a senior from Kokomo, Ind., majoring in fine arts and minoring in public relations. Price is writing on behalf of the Anderson University Office of University Communications.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the eighth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.