I had the privilege of serving one church for thirty years…to be part of God's work to build that congregation into a missional, increasingly multi-ethnic, church-planting local church. Over those years it was our joy to give birth to ten daughter churches, and to see the ripple effect continue in granddaughter and now great-granddaughter churches.

I regularly interact with church planters, those who minister in the core city, and pastors of churches of all sizes and shapes. All of us can benefit from a seminary that is truly affordable, accessible to those with ministry responsibilities, and practical in equipping with excellence men and women to build healthy churches and ministries that transform individuals and communities.

As Vice President for Wesley Seminary at IWU, I personally invite you to prayerfully explore the opportunities highlighted on this website. Is God leading you to further your education for effective, long-term ministry? It would be our joy to be part of the process God uses to develop you as Kingdom servant and leader.

Wayne Schmidt
Vice-President, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

Last updated: 05/06/2015