Christ Himself gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV)
To ignite and train generations of revivalists and reformers
to bring about a global movement of transformation.
(Ephesians 4:11-13, Matthew 28:18-20)
Founded in 1998 by C. Peter Wagner, WU reflects a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry. Unlike traditional seminaries, WU focuses on equipping ‘in-service’ leaders with a creative, revelatory style of teaching and learning, as well as impartation and activation, with opportunity for hands-on, practical application and ministry.
Inspired in 1998 by a prophetic word from Cindy Jacobs, C. Peter Wagner, built upon his legacy of developing world changers by creating Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). In 2010 Dr. Wagner appointed Dr. Che Ahn as the International Chancellor and under his leadership WLI spread into numerous regional schools throughout the U.S. and into 11 nations. In 2017, WLI became Wagner University (WU). Today, Dr. Che Ahn continues to lead WU into a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry.