2023-2024 Catalog


Statement of Faith

Indiana Wesleyan University is an institution of The Wesleyan Church, an evangelical Protestant denomination with more than 500,000 constituents in over 4,300 churches and missions around the world.  The denomination's world headquarters is located in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, Indiana. Founded in 1968 from the mergers of several like-minded groups dating back as far as 1843, The Wesleyan Church has its roots in John Wesley's Methodism.

Although students from Wesleyan churches are a key constituency of IWU, more than 80 Christian denominations and other non-Christian faiths are represented each year in the student body. Students are not required to be Christians to enroll at IWU, but all employees are confessing Christians who are in alignment with The Wesleyan Church's doctrinal positions (as outlined in the Articles of Religion) and who agree with the following Statement of Faith:

  • We believe in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ, The Son, suffered in our place on the cross, that He died but rose again, and that He now sits at the Father's right hand until He returns to judge all men at the last day.
  • We believe in the Holy Scriptures and the inspired and inerrant Word of God.
  • We believe that by the grace of God every person has the ability and responsibility to choose between right and wrong, and that those who repent of their sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are justified by Faith.
  • We believe that God not only counts the believer as righteous, but that He makes him righteous, freeing him of sin's dominion at conversion, purifying his heart by faith and perfecting him in love at entire sanctification, and providing for his growth in grace at every stage of his spiritual life, enabling him, through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to live a victorious life.
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