The Office of Church Relations at Gardner-Webb University partners with Christ-centered churches, associations and denominations to advance the Kingdom of God—together.

About Us

We want to connect churches to the resources of Gardner-Webb University and also connect students with the broader Christian church community. As the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians, “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:4-6)

Church Relations is an entry point to the University’s educational and ministry resources including:

  • Conferences and ministry events on campus
  • Connecting students into local churches
  • Missions opportunities
  • Requesting a Gardner-Webb presence at your church

The Ministers Advisory Council & Scholarship

The Ministers Advisory Council is a valuable resource of wisdom and information for the University and also gives Gardner-Webb the opportunity to share its resources with ministers and congregations. It is designed to strengthen and improve the relationship of the University with the Church.

Scholarship Opportunity

Members of the Ministers Advisory Council may approve and recommend a student for the Ministers Advisory Council Scholarship. If approved, the scholarship will be for $250 ($125 per semester) for four years provided the academic and citizenship standards required by the University are maintained. The student must be enrolled at least full-time (12 credit hours).

For more information, or to receive an application, please contact Aaron Hinton.

Additional Church Related Scholarships

Church Matching Scholarship

GWU will match a scholarship from a church—dollar for dollar—up to the cost of tuition.

Minister’s Dependent Scholarship

This $5,500 scholarship is awarded to a dependent student of a full-time minister of a church or an ordained, full-time employee of a church or church-related agency.

Christian Service Organization (CSO)

Scholarships (up to 30% of tuition) awarded to those students answering God’s call to prepare for full-time Christian vocational ministry.


Every year, we offer programming through the Pittman Center, Dimensions, the Greene Lecture Series, and the Pastors School as well as special events like the Christian Service Organization dinner banquets.

Connect With Us

The Office of Church Relations is dedicated to providing programming and resources to help connect the Gardner-Webb University community to the Church. Please contact us to discuss opportunities to collaborate.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss opportunities to collaborate.

Aaron Hinton
Associate Vice President for Advancement
[email protected]

Helpful Links And Resources

Looking for a ministry position or want to advertise an opening at your church?

Fellowship of Christians United in Service

F.O.C.U.S. teams are groups of GWU students that desire to serve God by working with the Church. Interested in a FOCUS team coming to your church to lead a retreat or Disciple Now Weekend?

Contact Neal Payne for more information.

Official Denominational Partners

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