School of Religion

Institute for the Study of Ellen White and Adventist Heritage

The mission of the Institute is to heighten awareness and appreciation for how the Lord has blessed the Seventh-day Adventist Church with the gift of prophecy, as manifested through the ministry of Ellen White, and for His providential leading in the founding and development of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Institute of Archaeology

The Institute of Archaeology, under the auspices of the School of Religion, is an academic unit that coordinates the archaeological programs of Southern Adventist University through an undergraduate academic degree, the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum, the William G. Dever Research Library, and the Institute‚Äôs archaeological excavations and publications.

Institute of Evangelism and World Missions

The Robert H. Pierson Institute is operated under the auspices of the School of Religion. It encourages missions and evangelism through its certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs, as well as its activities in the Evangelistic Resource Center (see below). It also coordinates research in the area of ministry, missions, and evangelism.

Evangelistic Resource Center

The Evangelistic Resource Center (ERC) houses our Summer Evangelism Abroad (SEA) Program, which coordinates and helps sponsor students to preach a full message series in a foreign country as well as here in the homeland.  It also houses our Soul-winning and Leadership Training (SALT) Program, a cooperative venture with It Is Written, to train students and laity to share their faith and develop leadership skills.

Soul-winning and Leadership Training

With Southern's new Soul-winning and Leadership Training program, you'll gain experience winning others to Christ and become a leader in evangelism, no matter what your future career.