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’s motto is  “Making Disciples and Multiplying Leaders”. The Lord has blessed us with great unity in our church, and a heart for relationships. At Renewal Church, we have just recently launched Life Groups with the mission to pursue growth together, including six multigenerational groups, two college groups, and one youth group. The Lord has also given us a great relationship with Anderson University, which has led to over 150 college students attending Sunday worship.  Our prayer is that we will continue building up leaders and multiplying Life Groups.  We are praying for four more Life Groups by next March.

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


We would love to see more Generation LINK Residents jump on board to pursue college students, worship, and missional opportunities. Generation LINK Residents are a huge blessing to the church in how they serve, and it is our desire to train and equip them to fulfill the calling God has placed on their lives.


Our Generation LINK Residents are true ministry leaders. They are given ministry responsibilities where they must lead others well. Much of their ministry responsibility is relational. They are constantly out of the church and on the mission field. There are administrative responsibilities, but these are mostly limited to organizing Sunday morning volunteers and follow-up with Sunday morning contacts. 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 31 – August 2, 2021



*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.


Because Renewal Church worships at 4:00 PM on Sundays, one unique summer experience of Summer LINK Anderson is the opportunity to visit and worship with other Pillar Network churches in the Upstate of SC. 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!