W Charles Arn

Visiting Professor, Seminary



Charles Arn is considered a leader in the field of congregational health and growth. He has written eight books and hundreds of articles in the field, and has led a variety of research projects to learn more about how local congregations can be most effective in responding to the Great Commission, to "... go and make disciples."

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1972, Seattle Pacific University
  • M.S., 1973, University of Southern California
  • Ed.D., 1978, University of Southern California


  • Evangelism
  • Congregational growth
  • Church lifecycles
  • Senior adult evangelism
  • Assimilation of newcomers into the church
  • Church dropouts
  • Small groups
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953