The Global Ministries major in the School of Theology and Ministry at IWU is designed to give students real-life experience working in a cross-cultural ministry setting. The faculty consists of highly trained professionals, each with many years of cross-cultural ministry experience. Students have direct access to the faculty and are encouraged to work closely with them on academic studies, research projects, and mission trips.

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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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