School of Theology & Christian Ministry Facilities

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.

Worship and Chapel

The Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry is committed to the importance of corporate public worship. Seminary Chapel is held weekly for the gathering of seminary students, faculty and staff, and believers from the wider community. The typical services include music, choral arrangements, and preaching by a variety of guests to the School of Theology and Campus Ministry. Chapel is held during the school year on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. This corporate worship experience takes place in the Adam Miller Chapel of the seminary building. See the SOT Chapel schedule.

See the Full Campus Chapel Schedule.

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

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.

Graduate students also benefit from being part of the AU 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 Academic Center for Excellence, post office, the various food venues on campus, and many other services and facilities.