Christian Education


Indiana Wesleyan University's Bachelor of Science with a major in Christian Education degree will equip you to serve as a staff member of a local church or in a para-church organization such as Youth for Christ or InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. We have an excellent placement record for our graduates in full-time positions in churches and other organizations. Some of our graduates serve in church-related schools, Christian camps, and mission agencies in the United States and around the globe. Many students double major in Children's Ministries or Adolescent Ministries or another area of study to augment their training. If you are interested in the teaching ministries of the church, this major is for you.

The IWU Christian Education major will launch you into a life of world-changing service, providing experiential learning opportunities with a specific focus on practical ministry theory as well as skills.


A minor in Christian Education consists of 19 credit hours of carefully selected courses to enable you to augment your major degree with a solid foundation in Christian education. If you add a Christian Education minor to another ministry major, this may qualify you to serve in the area of Christian education as well as in your major area of ministry studies.

Some students also choose to earn an Associate of Science degree (a two-year degree) for quick entry into the workforce and a foundation for further education.

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* 3 credit hours of Advanced Bible electives at the 300 and 400 level are required. Students may take either PSY-250 or PSY-251 and PSY-252. YTH-355 and YTH-355P may be substituted with another course in youth ministry approved by the student's advisor.

Christian Education Minor**


** 3 credit hours of Advanced Bible electives at the 300 and 400 level are required. Students may take either PSY-250 or PSY-251 and PSY-252.


The Christian Education major in the School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University is designed to prepare you for work as a staff member in a local church, a para-church organization, a church-related school, a Christian camp, or a mission agency. 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.

Christopher Bounds; MDiv, PhD Prof; Religion View Profile
Amanda Drury; MDiv, PhD Asst Prof; Youth Ministry View Profile
Keith Springer; MDiv, DMin Assoc Prof; Religion | Interim Assoc Dean; Theology & Ministry View Profile
Rev Norman G Wilson; MDiv, STM, PhD Prof. Intercultural Studies | Coordinator; Intercultural Studies View Profile
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