In the School of Theology and Ministry you will find out-standing faculty, each one a committed Christ-follower. Most have pastoral or missionary experience as well as excellent graduate training. Each of us willingly submits to the authority of God's Word, both in our teaching and personal lives, and all have a high respect for the Church. We love working with students and are happy to mentor and counsel. As a large faculty, we are able to offer many courses from many perspectives.

Rev Dave Ward; MDiv, PhD Director of Kern Program | Assoc Dean, School of Theology & Min. dave.ward@indwes.edu Department - Religion Division - *Theology & Ministry


Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1999, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.Div., 2004, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., 2012, Princeton Theological Seminary


"Our Lives as Well: Teaching Preaching as a Formative Christian Practice" PhD Dissertation, 2012

Ask to Listen Study Guide. Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House, 2011. 

Editor of The Wesleyan Church's website for preaching wesleyansermons.com

Member of the convening committee for the Hermeneutics and Biblical Studies Group, Academy of Homiletics

Current Research Interests: Christian practices as a unified way of life, effects of social media on preaching to youth, Ricouer's phenomenological hermeneutic as a resource for creative preaching, and Levinas' relational philosophy as an ethical guide for homiletics. 

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