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Centers and Services

Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service
Halbert Center programs provide missions opportunities for students through short service trips, summer internships, and gap year opportunities around the world, regardless of major. The vision is for the entire ACU family to be fully on mission with God.

Baptist Studies Center
The Baptist Studies Center provides theological education for Baptist students, emphasizing training in Baptist history, Baptist theology and polity, and mentoring for ministry students.

Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action
The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action was created to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Carl Spain by conducting research on the historical and contemporary role of race and racism in the church and its Christian institutions. The center heavily emphasizes spiritual formation by utilizing prayer, solitude, biblical meditation, and silence as methods to address racism that is often “spiritualized” in the hearts of Christians.

Center for Restoration Studies
The Center for Restoration Studies is a repository of rare books, letters, audio recordings and other archival materials and artifacts connected with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. It supports the teaching of historical research at ACU and makes material available to researchers around the world.

Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts
The Center for the Study of Ancient and Religious Texts (CSART), is a community of scholars engaged in research in a variety of ancient languages, facilitates opportunities for students to work directly with ancient manuscripts and participate in advanced research on ancient texts.

Center for Women in Christian Ministry 
The Center for Women in Christian Ministry provides resources for women – those preparing for ministry and facilitating a support network of those engaged in ordained and lay ministries around the world.

Center for Youth and Family Ministry
The Center for Youth and Family Ministry has placed youth ministers into churches and para-church organizations across the nation. ACU is a recognized leader in training youth and family ministers.

Siburt Institute for Church Ministry
The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry offers resources and best practices for leading congregational communities in pursuit of God’s mission in the world and provides avenues for the spiritual formation of Christian leaders. Siburt Institute programs and services focus on forming ministers, resourcing congregations, networking leaders, and reflecting on faith and culture.

Summit is an annual gathering for spiritual renewal where people engage in lively conversation about faith and life, listen to nationally known speakers, enjoy uplifting worship, and learn about opportunities to serve around the world.