Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes


Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College

Founded in 1981, The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College was renamed The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism (BGCE) on July 1, 2014 to more clearly define the purpose of the Center: the mission of training Christians for Christ-centered evangelism. Training takes on a number of forms: teaching and preaching in churches, classrooms, and conference settings; providing online and print evangelism training tools; and mentoring one-on-one and in group contexts. The BGCE also offer Masters-level studies in evangelism and leadership and missional church movements through the Wheaton College Graduate School. It is located on Wheaton's campus and is home to the Billy Graham Center Museum and Archives.

Please visit the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College and the Billy Graham Center Museum.

Center for Applied Christian Ethics

The Center for Applied Christian Ethics was founded in 1986 as part of the Faith, Learning, and Living Initiatives of Wheaton College. CACE serves Wheaton faculty and students through a portfolio of activities, including ethical training, public forums, and projects. Each year CACE focuses on a theme selected for its interdisciplinary reach and contemporary significance, and explores this theme through a wide range of  lectures, publications, conferences, and other events.

Please visit the Center for Applied Christian Ethics.

Center for Urban Engagement

The Center for Urban Engagement (CUE) exists to promote just, sustainable, and flourishing urban communities through the academic study of cities and transformational experiences of urban life. CUE programs include the Urban Studies major, Urban Studies minor, and Wheaton in Chicago, as well as public lectures and faculty colloquia. In addition to Urban Studies and Wheaton in Chicago faculty and staff, the CUE community includes 13 faculty representing every academic division, as well as practitioners and supporters whose careers have called them into significant engagement with cities.

Please visit the Center for Urban Engagement.

Humanitarian Disaster Institute

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute is a college-wide interdisciplinary research center at Wheaton College dedicated to helping the vulnerable and underserved domestically and internationally, across a wide spectrum of humanitarian challenges. The mission of HDI is to equip the church and society to respond effectively to crises, conflicts, and disasters through preparedness, response, and resilience, and thereby reduce the humanitarian impact of domestic and international emergencies. Through research, training, education and technical assistance, HDI takes an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to advancing scientific insights and responses to complex humanitarian problems.

Please visit the Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

Marion E. Wade Center

The Wade Center is home to a collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R.Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Dedicated in 1974, the collection at the Marion E. Wade Center has been growing for more than 30 years, and includes the wardrobe C.S. Lewis played in as a child and the desk of J.R.R. Tolkien. Serving as a library and museum, scholars from around the world come to Wheaton to study the collections at the Wade Center.

Please visit the Marion E. Wade Center.

Opus: The Art of Work

Opus: The Art of Work exists to provide leadership in the interdisciplinary study of faith and work, and to prepare Christians to flourish in a breadth of vocational roles for the sake of the common good. Core to this mission is the development of a robust theology of work and the application of that theological vision to vocations throughout society. Opus advances this vision among Wheaton faculty and students as well as off-campus constituents through a portfolio of activities and programs including a faculty fellowship program, public lectures and other events, a vocational discernment program for undergraduate students, church workshops on a variety of related topics, and the development of a premier faith and work resource library. 

Please visit Opus: The Art of Work.

Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies

The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies fosters systematic study in the fields of Patristics and early Christian literature by engaging in sustained teaching, research, and publication related to the early Church.

Please visit the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.

Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics & Economics

Dedicated in the fall of 2008, the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics & Economics engages in scholarly research and promotes discussion on core institutions of market economies, representative democracies, limited government, and human action with individual responsibility. The center is located in the Memorial Student Center.

Please visit the Wheaton College Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy.

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