School of Theology & Christian Ministry

School of Theology & Christian Ministry Facilities

The School of Theology and Christian Ministry Building

The School of Theology and Christian Ministry building was constructed in 1961 and extensively remodeled in 1974. In 1989, the School of Theology was connected to the Robert A. Nicholson University Library. The School of Theology building houses administration and faculty offices, classrooms, a student lounge, and other facilities important to the educational environment.

  • Adam W. Miller Chapel: The Adam W. Miller Chapel was opened in 1974 as a sanctuary for the worship of God. It provides a functional worship context for seminary training. Chapel is held weekly throughout the academic year in this facility.
     
  • Robert A. Nicholson University Library: The former undergraduate Wilson Library and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry Byrd Library were combined in 1989 to create an extensive library resource essential to effective ministerial education. The Robert A. Nicholson University Library collections include periodicals and books directly supporting graduate theological programs. The School of Theology and Christian Ministry is physically connected to the main university library.
     
  • Church of God Archives: The archives of the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), together with the archives of Anderson University and Charles E. Wilson Collection, are housed in a separate area within the Robert A. Nicholson University Library. The Church of God archives provide a resource for ministers and scholars researching the heritage of the Church of God.
     
  • Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies: This teaching museum houses a large collection of artifacts from ancient Near Eastern cultures. The museum exhibits artifacts ranging from 3000 BCE to 200 CE. These exhibits consist of authentic pieces, such as cuneiform texts, pottery, seals, coins, and replicas of major artifacts, including the Shalmenesar Obelisk, Mesha Stele, Hammurabi Law Code, Rosetta Stone, Sennecherib Prism, Gilgamesh Epic, and the Siloam Inscription. The museum displays a large collection of authentic pottery from the Bronze Age settlement of Bad edh-Dhra, located in modern day Jordan.
     
  • Wrather Communication Lab: The School of Theology and Christian Ministry maintains a lab with audio and video equipment for assisting students in developing communication skills for preaching and teaching.
     
  • Computer Lab: A fully equipped computer lab is available for the exclusive use of School of Theology and Christian Ministry students. Internet and online services, along with the full package of software, provide students with up-to-date technical services.

Facilities for Graduate Students

  • York Seminary Village: The York Seminary Village is an affordable housing complex for Anderson University’s graduate students in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry only. A student must be registered for a minimum of nine residential hours (i.e., classes taken on the campus) in order to qualify for housing in this complex. The complex consists of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units of varying sizes and costs. Renters pay their own electricity. A student must send an email requesting housing along with the completed Housing Application Form. Reservations for first-time students to the York Seminary Village will be taken on a first-come basis. For inquiry about the York Seminary Village, contact the Physical Plant at jmroyer@anderson.edu.

Graduate students in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry benefit from being part of the Anderson University community and therefore may make full use of Anderson University’s extensive educational services and recreational facilities. These include the Kardatzke Wellness Center, swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, athletic field and track, Center for Educational Technology, Kissinger Learning Center, post office, the various food venues on campus, and many other services and facilities.