Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
Over the years a number of task forces had convened to explore the possibility of a Wesleyan seminary as part of Indiana Wesleyan University. Each time the vision was to focus on the practice of ministry and to do so as innovatively as possible. Finally, under the direction of President Henry Smith and a newly formed seminary task force, IWU approved in 2008 the offering of a Master of Divinity degree. The degree then passed through an accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission, allowing Indiana Wesleyan University to offer professional degrees for the first time in its history. Finally, the Board of Trustees approved the formation Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University (hereafter, Wesley Seminary) in the Spring of 2009, incorporating the already existing MA with a major in Ministry program under its umbrella. The first MDIV classes commenced in August, 2009.
Mission of Wesley Seminary
Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic and ministry community committed to changing the world by equipping pastors and church leaders to minister more effectively for the Kingdom of God in the church and the world, to embody the Good News of Jesus Christ, and to cultivate personal, spiritual transformation.
It is our commitment to participate in the missio Dei with accessible and economical delivery systems and courses that are spiritually formative and content-rich, emphasizing the practice of ministry in dialog with solid theory and the foundational disciplines of the Bible, Christian theology, and church history.
Communication with Wesley Seminary