Reflecting on the Milestones we had in 2017

Dear Wagner University Family and Friends:

What a whirlwind year! Below you will read about all of the amazing milestones we had in 2017. Before you do, I would like to preface them first with a few words.

About this time last year, we had just finalized the new hybrid online platform and were preparing to launch the new WLI. It was decided that Glory of Zion’s “Starting Off the Year Right Conference,” would be the perfect place because there was going to be a special tribute to C. Peter Wagner where his wife Doris and the rest of his family would all be present. While we all remembered and missed Peter, it was the perfect glorious occasion to announce and launch the new Wagner online platform. It didn’t take long for the first cohort to be filled and we were off and running!

It soon became evident that just like the old platform needed an upgrade, so did our name. In August, WLI officially became Wagner University, recognized by the Colorado Department of Education and now able to issue non-traditional, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral religious degrees.

Whether you are a former student, a current student or just a friend of Wagner University, we want to give a big shout out to you and say thank you for being a part of this amazing journey that truly has just begun!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

Dave Collins, Dean
Wagner University

Wagner University’s 2017 Milestones


✦ Started our first U.S. Master Cohort in a newly developed online educational program with face-to-face hands-on training and a final project or an alternative mission’s trip option.



We had our first residential training. Students received face-to-face residential instruction with world-class generals and leaders who taught students and they received activation, impartation, personal breakthrough and ministry.


✦ 46 US students graduated in Pasadena, California.

✦ Patricia King earned her Honorary Doctoral degree.



✦ We celebrated our 19th anniversary as a school!

✦ Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI) officially became Wagner University (WU)!

✦ WU is a member of ACEA
(Academic Council for Educational Accountability We started offering religious degrees approved  by the Colorado State of Higher Education Department.

✦ We had our second residential training, students were very enriched and received impartation from world leaders.



✦ We started 1 Master’s Cohort, and 1 Bachelor’s Cohort.

✦  We gathered new cohorts for Video Call Orientation Sessions, where students got to meet each other and get informed about our online learning system, graduation requirements, and residential trainings.


✦  US Doctoral Cohort launched,  a 24-month hybrid program. We are already hearing glowing reports from our students!

✦ The primary objective of our Doctor of Apostolic Leadership and Applied Theology program is to enhance student’s corporate apostolic leadership and applied theological understanding. The program focuses on the knowledge of religious heritage, understanding of the seven missional mountains of cultural influence, context and cultural contextualization, growth in spiritual depth and moral integrity, and capacity for ministerial and public leadership.

Read More about our Doctoral Program >>


✦ 51 Chinese students graduated in China.  The online program has been very successful and interest continues to grow!




✦ We have 69 US students and a total 208 Chinese students. We also have students from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia.

✦ Each cohort that we have consists of 10-18 students.

✦ Our students are reporting that they are learning and understanding more about apostolic leadership, Five-fold ministry and are releasing what they are learning to their churches, ministries, sphere of influence, and communities. Read Testimonies >>


What is next in 2018? 

✦ New cohorts are forming in U.S. and China.

Our Spanish and Portuguese online Master’s degree programs will be launched in Spring 2018, to train Christian leaders in the U.S., Mozambique, Brazil, Argentina, and other Spanish speaking countries.

✦ Our next U.S. graduation will be held in August 2018.

Let’s celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wagner University in August 2018!


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