Anderson, SC is a typical southern town in the “Bible Belt”. The city is well acquainted with cultural Christianity, but the practice of true discipleship is often lacking for many individuals. Anderson University helps make this city a strategic location for training and equipping laborers to be sent out into the harvest for God’s glory. To do this we need men and women who are passionate about making disciple-makers.


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Anderson, SC

Renewal Church of Anderson

Renewal Church is a church plant in the city of Anderson, S.C. with a love for the Word and heart to make disciples of all people. The church body is a younger generation of believers committed to developing and deepening genuine and authentic relationships to encourage one another in faith and love for Christ Jesus. The church gathers on Sundays to celebrate the gospel and hope we have in Jesus Christ. Renewal was strategically planted with a vision of making disciples and multiplying leaders among college students at Anderson University. Over the last ten years, we have sent out numerous students to serve in ministry and on mission. Our church family finds joy in hospitality and investing in the next generation.

Anderson is well acquainted with cultural Christianity, but the practice of true discipleship is often lacking.


Generation LINK Residents are a key element of the disciple-making ministry at Renewal Church. We seek to train and equip residents to discern and fulfill God’s calling on their lives. At Renewal, residents are immersed in the life of the church and provided with hands-on ministry opportunities and responsibilities. Residents are encouraged to be out of the office and on the mission field developing relationships and making disciples. In addition, each resident is given specific ministry responsibilities in the life of the church. Our Generation LINK residency includes residents who are full-time as well as part-time, either with school or work.

Sean Alford | Anderson Area Director

Sean Alford serves as Minister for Discipleship at Renewal Church of Anderson where he leads our small group ministry known as Life Groups. He desires to see men and women grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, he equips next generation ministry laborers and leaders through our Generation LINK discipleship training ministry. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sean and his wife Alex have one daughter.


DATES: May-July, 2024


*Exact dates and cost are subject to change

Serving as a part of Summer LINK Anderson, you will work alongside ministry leaders being mentored and encouraged as you focused on an area of ministry at Renewal Church such as family ministry, community outreach, worship ministry, students and college ministry, or pastoral ministry. You will be given meaningful ministry responsibilities in the context of the local church.

Housing is provided by host homes from Renewal Church and Summer LINK Anderson interns have the option of working a part-time job for 15-25 hours a week in the community to expand their ministry and earn income for the summer.

If you are looking for a hands-on ministry and mission experience that connects you to the local church and equips you for life and ministry through intentional discipleship and community, apply now!