Pastor Darryn Scheske"Heartland Church, Indianapolis is proud to announce a partnership with Wesley Seminary at IWU to provide seminary degrees rooted and contextualized in the local church. Together, we will accomplish a Kingdom-worthy purpose, equipping pastors and ministry leaders at a higher level than either of us could accomplish on our own."

Darryn Scheske, Founding & Senior Pastor, Heartland Church

About the Partnership

The Master of Arts in Ministry and the Master of Divinity are practical, affordable seminary degrees offered through a cutting-edge partnership between Heartland Church and Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. This partnership arises out of a conviction that we can accomplish together, at a higher level than either of us could accomplish on our own, a Kingdom-worthy purpose – to equip pastors and ministry leaders with a Seminary education contextualized for church multiplication and multiethnic ministry that is rooted in the local church. Students may enroll in the online or onsite MA in Ministry: Leadership program, the online MA in Ministry: Children, Youth & Family Ministry program, or the online Master of Divinity program. Students will then engage in several courses taught at Heartland Church by Heartland pastors. These include three one-credit spiritual formation courses that meet weekly at Heartland Church and a one-week three-credit intensive course taught at Heartland Church.


Heartland Church is being used by God to catalyze a church multiplication movement through its own example and the strategic investment of its leaders in the broader movements of Converge and beyond. They are simultaneously strengthening their development of leaders, including those in the formative years of their ministries as well as those moving from marketplace to greater ministry involvement. This partnership would give those they equip the opportunity to earn recognized ministry degrees while more fully learning and experiencing the DNA of Heartland Church.


The “LAUNCH: Best practices and principles for launching new sites and churches” webinar featuring Pastor of Heartland Church Darryn Scheske and Vice President of Wesley Seminary Wayne Schmidt.

Last updated: 11/04/2016