Welcome, and thanks so much for considering the School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University. We provide the kind of environment that will help you to discover and carry out God's calling for your life in exciting and fulfilling ways.

       3-year accelerated degree plans for every major

Research indicates that a shorter, more intense learning environment benefits the student. Plus, it costs less to finish early. The national average for completing an undergraduate degree is 4.8 years. Indiana Wesleyan University's average is 3.8 years. Any of the School of Theology & Ministry's undergraduate majors can be finished in 3 years saving you both time and money.

Here you will find a faculty second to none. All are committed Christ-followers who live under the authority of God's Word, have a high respect for the Church and love students. Combined, they bring over two centuries of practical church and para-church experience to the classroom. They have served as pastors, denominational leaders, para-church leaders, missionaries, scholars and academic leaders at many levels. As your professors we feel called to strengthen the global church by equipping men and women like you for a lifetime of transformational Christian service.

Our students, who represent over 40 denominations, can choose from any of our 13 majors and 15 minors, even combining them in very useful ways. Our classes are biblically and theologically solid, and very practical. We offer many courses and many perspectives so no matter what your denominational affiliation, you will be welcomed and equipped.

You will love IWU's vibrant spiritual life and state-of-the-art facilities. Academically, your classroom experience will be enriched by the many on- and off-campus activities offered by the School of Theology and Ministry. Our students are regularly involved in prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, YMCA activities, public school outreach, local church ministry, church plants and more. You will even have the opportunity to spend a summer or a semester studying in Israel, Africa, and elsewhere.

Take a moment to browse through the highlights of our academic programs, faculty, and communal life in the sidebar on the left. You will find this to be one of the best possible places to prepare for Christian service. We look forward to getting to know you better.

Dave Ward



Dave Ward 

Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry
Assistant Professor of Homiletics

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