For 20 years Anthem has been training up men and women to find their anthem and be leaders wherever God sends them. The goal of the program is to set young leaders on the path of success for the rest of their lives. Success means understanding who Jesus is and what He teaches (head), to know the love of God in Jesus and be able to share that love with others (heart), and finally to have the skills to make this world a better place wherever God calls them (hands). The program is run out of the Church of Living Water by my wife and I, with the help of our admin Kaleen Mercer. If you are a young adult ages 18-25 apply today and see what God could do through you and in you over the next 9 months.
Directors / Steven & Jessica Mulkey
Admin / Kaleen Mercer
Anthem at Living Water is a leadership development program designed to empower and instruct young adults who are passionate about following Jesus. Anthem is geared towards students ages 18-25. Students wholeheartedly pursue God’s call on their life through discovering lives of meaning and ministry.
Anthem is a full-time, 9-month program (September-June) where students are immersed into three pools of learning: hands-on training, curricular studies, and personal discipleship.
Students serve full-time at Living Water and grow exponentially in their understanding of God, themselves, and others. They deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, develop disciplines in both personal and public arenas of life, and gain confidence in God’s unique call on their life. At the end of the year, Anthem students and interns go on a mission trip either nationally or internationally.
One thing that sets Anthem apart from other discipleship programs is its focus on the local church. We have been called to develop young ministry leaders who will be able to serve the Lord faithfully and fruitfully in local church settings.
1st Year - 9 Months
$4500 with a $1500 deposit due by July 31st to hold spot.
2nd Year - 9 Months
$2000 with a $750 deposit due by July 31st to hold spot.
July 31st $1,500 Deposit/App. due
Aug 29th-Sept 1st 2nd year interns first week
September 6th CLASSES BEGIN
September 19th-22nd Anthem Retreat
September 27th CLASSES RESUME
October 2nd Prayed for in Sunday services
October 17th-19th NW District Conference
November TBD Nine's Conference
November 21st-22nd Holiday Food and Gifts
November 24th No classes, Thanksgiving
December TBD One Starry Night
December TBD GU Leaders Christmas Party
December TBD Staff Christmas Party
December 13th-15th Finals Week Testing
December 16th Christmas break
January 3rd CLASSES BEGIN
Late January TBD Event Force
February 8th Anthem Preview Day
March 23rd-25th Northwest Ministry Conf.
Late March TBD GU Conference
April 3rd First day of spring break
April 11th CLASSES RESUME
April 16th Easter
May 4th National Day of Prayer.
May 5th-20th Mission Trip
May 25th Ring Ceremony
May 26th Graduation!!
is Anthem accredited?
We do not offer accredited and transferrable credits to any other college or institution although, the courses we offer are college-level courses. The classes we offer are taught by high-caliber teachers with years of theological and pastoral experience and believe in pouring into the next generation of pastors and leaders.
does anthem go on a missions trip?
Yes, every year we go on a missions trip for two weeks in the month of May that is fundraised by each student individually. The cost of the missions trip is dependent on the chosen location for that year. In previous years we have traveled to Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cambodia, and a tour across the U.S.
how much does the program cost?
The cost of our program varies on which year you are in. The first year tuition is $4,500 with a deposit of $1,000 due by July 31st, the summer before your year starts. The second year program's tuition is $2,000 with a deposit of $750, also due by July 31st.
does anthem have any age restrictions?
We look to accept students between the ages of 18 and 25.
Where do i live during anthem?
Throughout the duration of the program, students are allowed to stay at home if they are eligible. If students are from out of town or do not want to live at home, we can have the student placed in a host home. We do not provide on-site housing.
Can i work a job while enrolled in anthem?
Yes! We encourage that all students have a job during the program for the three days off that we provide for students to work a part-time job.
can i be in a relationship or married while being in Anthem?
Anthem students are not allowed to be in a dating relationship or married while being in Anthem. We ask that first year students choose to fast relationships for the duration of the program. For our second years, they are allowed to be in a dating relationship under the approval and direction of the Anthem Staff.