Program Pre-Ministry


Wofford College has been preparing students for careers in Christian ministry since it opened its doors in 1854. As the culture and the church have changed over the years, the look of ministry has changed as well. The college prepares students for lay or ordained ministry in a global church through the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI), a pre-ministerial mentoring and spiritual direction program. Students engage in a guided discernment process that includes theological exploration, leadership and service opportunities. ELI is open to students across Christian denominations, traditions and backgrounds.

Although many students in the pre-ministry program major or minor in religion, students may pursue the discernment process from any major.

Mason Cantey

Meet Mason Cantey ’16

Mason Cantey double majored in religion and Spanish. He was heavily involved on campus by leading Orientation Staff for three years and helping lead worship for Reformed University Fellowship as a part of its ministry team. Currently, Cantey is at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., working on a master’s of divinity degree with a youth ministry certificate.

Wofford religious and spiritual organizations:

Baptist Collegiate Ministry (Southern Baptist)
Buddhist Center, Spartanburg
Campus Outreach
Canterbury Club (Episcopal)
Hillel (Jewish)
Hindu Society of Spartanburg
Interfaith Youth Core
Muslim Student Association
Newman Club (Roman Catholic)
Reformed University Fellowship
Souljahs for Christ
U-Kirk Spartanburg (Presbyterian)
Wesley Fellowship (Methodist)