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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.

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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.


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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 both practical and relational resources for women pursuing ministry around the world, whether ordained or lay leaders, by facilitating a support network that extends past the bounds of the campus.

Center for Youth and Family Ministry

The Center for Youth and Family Ministry is a resource for youth ministers, church leaderships  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.


Restoration Quarterly is devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of New Testament Christianity, its backgrounds, its history, and its implications for the present age.

Discernment Journal

Discernment is a journal of practical theology. In language accessible to the church, it presents peer-reviewed work by scholar-practitioners describing Christian ministry in a broad array of contexts

Mosaic Siburt Institute blog

Blog for the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry
The Mosaic blog provides a space for conversation and reflection on the countless pieces of our lives as people of God and servants in God’s kingdom.