Siburt Institute for Church Ministry

The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry was founded in the fall of 2012 as a reflection of Abilene Christian University’s commitment to serve local congregations and their leaders. The Institute bears the name of the late Dr. Charles Siburt, who was one of ACU’s leading voices in churches for over 20 years and affectionately known as the “church doctor.”  The Institute is proud to honor and build upon his and ACU’s legacy.

The mission of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry is to offer resources and best practices for leading congregational communities in pursuit of God's mission in the world and to provide avenues for the spiritual formation of Christian leaders.