Founded in 1903, John Wesley University is a private, non-profit, co-educational university with local (High Point, NC) as well as international reach. Read more about John Wesley University’s history.

FLEXIBLE:  You can study on our intimate and naturally beautiful campus, take courses online, or do both.
ACCESSIBLE: Our low student-faculty ratio (10:1) means you enjoy a personal educational experience.
ACCREDITED: You qualify for federal financial aid.
AFFORDABLE: We have the lowest tuition of any private liberal arts college in the state of North Carolina and within our region.
John Wesley University is an inter-denominational Christian University which teaches the fundamental doctrines of evangelical Christianity. John Wesley University operates in accordance with the following beliefs:

  1. We believe that there is one living and true God, an eternally existent spiritual Being of absolute knowledge, power and goodness; Creator and Preserver of all things visible and invisible; that in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons of one substance, power, and eternity, who are Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the triune Godhead; that He is eternally of one substance with the Father; that He became incarnated by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, thus uniting in one perfect nature Godhood and manhood, very God and very man—the God-man, Jesus Christ.
  3. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit; that He did proceed from the Father and the Son, and is the third person of the triune Godhead, of one substance, power, and eternity with them; that He is present with and active in the Church, convicting the whole world of sin and righteousness and judgment.
  4. We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, which the Church has universally accepted as the Holy Scriptures, were given by divine inspiration and constitute the revealed and infallible Word of God as the only supreme, sufficient, and authoritative rule of faith and practice. We believe that the Holy Spirit who motivated men of God to speak through the written word has providentially guarded the integrity of the message and continues to illumine the hearts of those who read, that they may understand God’s redemptive plan.
  5. We believe that man was a special creation by God, but that he forfeited his first estate and is very far fallen from original righteousness; and because of the corruption of his nature as received from Adam, he is continually inclined to evil.
  6. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins. By the shedding of His blood, He made atonement for the sins of all mankind; this atonement is the only ground of salvation. We believe in Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, to the right hand of the Father and is there engaged in intercession for us.
  7. We believe that penitent sinners are justified before God only by faith in Jesus Christ; at the same time, they are regenerated and adopted into the household of faith, the Holy Spirit bearing witness with their spirit to this gracious work. This is sometimes called implicit or initial sanctification.
  8. We believe that entire sanctification is that act of God by which believers are made free from original sin and brought into a state of complete devotion to God. We further believe that this work is accomplished by baptism with the Holy Spirit, Who bears witness. We also believe that while the approach to this state may be more or less gradual, the actual experience of entire sanctification is consummated in an instant and the life that follows should experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit and a continual maturing of the Christian graces.
  9. We believe that Christians are called to be holy in all manner of living so that any conduct contrary to this rule of Scripture is not only repugnant but is also inconsistent with a true Christian profession.
  10. We believe in the holy universal Church; that it is composed of all true believers in Jesus Christ, regardless of race, creed, sex, or national origin; that it is for the maintenance of worship, the edification of believers, and the proclamation of the Gospel to the whole world.
  11. We believe in the imminent, personal return of Jesus Christ to this world to establish His kingdom, to rule in righteousness, and to judge all people.
  12. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; that the bodies of the just and unjust shall be reunited with their spirits; that everlasting life is assured to all who believe in and follow Jesus Christ, and the finally impenitent shall go away into everlasting punishment.