School of Theology & Christian Ministry

Christian Spiritual Formation

This complementary major allows students from any major outside ministerial studies to take an organized group of courses encouraging critical thinking about the integration of their faith with what they are learning from academic disciplines. This program is part of the campus’s broader Christian Spiritual Transformation (CST) initiative. It offers a formal exploration of Christian Spiritual Transformation and provides both broad and deep, theoretical and practical, understanding of Christian formation.


Traditional undergraduate students that receive financial aid, like scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study employment.

Students participating in trips spanning six continents, 102 countries, and 27 states through our Tri-S Program.

Students in both undergraduate and graduate studies who are experiencing Real Life: Together.

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Program Options

This program is offered as a complementary major.

Complementary major just means that this program must be taken in conjunction with another major at Anderson University. Students can pair it with a variety of academic endeavors in which they are interested in to earn their degree from AU. Complementary majors are often more in-depth than minors and this academic option will allow you to explore more than one topic that you are interested in while you study at AU.


What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 28-hour major are:
  • backpacking with the saints
  • current issues in Christian ethics
  • faith and fantasy
  • history of Christianity
  • spiritual formation through work, calling, and holiness
  • spiritual practice of writing

View the courses required for the Youth Ministries Major.


What will I experience in this program?

  • Support in becoming a complete and mature disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Learn to integrate Christian faith with academic knowledge in order to become a Christian professional.
  • Be prepared to serve the Church and the world in your chosen profession or vocation.