The Children's Ministry major in the School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University is designed to prepare you for work as a director of children's ministries in a local church or to serve in various para-church organizations which serve the needs of children such as church-related schools, Christian camps, and mission agencies. The faculty is experienced and innovative. All faculty members who teach courses in this major have extensive practical ministry experience as well as graduate degrees in their areas of expertise. Their education and experience will give you a great deal of local church, practical, and experiential learning in combination with foundational classroom theory.

Rev Norman G Wilson; MDiv, STM, PhD Prof. Intercultural Studies | Coordinator; Intercultural Studies norman.wilson@indwes.edu Department - Intercultural Studies Division - *Theology & Ministry


Dr. Wilson served as a pastor in Indianapolis from 1974 to 1980, as a Wesleyan missionary in Latin America from 1980 to 1995, as an administrator with Houghton College from 1995 to 1998, and as Director of International Ministries from 1998 to 2004 and Director of Church Development from 2004 to 2005 at The Wesleyan Church International Headquarters. He is currently an associate professor of Intercultural Studies and partnering faculty in the LAIS program at Indiana Wesleyan University.

After graduating from IWU with an A.B. degree in 1974, Dr. Wilson completed a M.Div. in 1978 and S.T.M. magna cum laude in 1985 at Christian Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in 1993 at Trinity International University.


Dr. Wilson has written on missions theory and practice and compassionate evangelism, with articles published in the Christian Education Journal, The Preacher’s Magazine, the Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, and the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education.

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