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Annie Deaton realized her call to youth ministry as a senior in high school. After choosing to attend Gardner-Webb University, she learned that the Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program (APMP) would allow her to answer her calling in less time than traditional programs, which generally take seven years to complete. Launched in 2016 at Gardner-Webb, the APMP provides students who are called to serve as pastors with both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years of study.
Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program (APMP), Annie Deaton, Bachelor's Degree in discipleship studies, First Baptist Church Shelby NC, Frederick Buechner, graduate assistant, GWU Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, GWU School of Divinity, Master of Divinity, Office of Church Relations, pastoral, teenagers, Young Life, youth ministry
Office of University Communications, "Accelerated Pastoral Ministry Program Will Allow GWU Student to Begin Ministry Sooner" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 82.