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The Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program (APMP), launched in 2016 at Gardner-Webb University, provides students called to serve as pastors with both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years of study. The members of the first cohort received their Bachelor of Arts in discipleship studies in August 2019 and will earn their Master of Divinity degrees in 2021. Austin Childress, of Mocksville, N.C., joined the program for its obvious benefits: financial aid and community.
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Office of University Communications, "Austin Childress Among First Cohort in Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program" (2019). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 146.