The Dunn Institute

Funding your church’s vision.

March 10-11, 2020


The students and local ministry leaders attending the Dunn Institute receive practical, biblically orthodox business instruction in the areas of budgeting, finances, business plans, and capital improvement strategies for ministry.

The Dunn Institute was founded at OKWU to maximize the effectiveness of church ministry by equipping Wesleyan pastors to face the administrative, management, and leadership challenges of the local church. Pastors will benefit from instruction on cutting edge topics that will make an immediate difference in their churches at a conference each fall hosted on campus.

Open to students and local ministry leaders.

Keynote sPeaker:


When David Kinnan took over as lead pastor of Fountain Springs Church, it was nearing a decision to close its doors forever. Now, it’s a church with multiple locations and one mission: show people who Jesus is. David and his wife, Katy, have been married 16 years and enjoy raising their four children.

Dr. David Kinnan

Seminar: “The Generosity Factor” 

Dr. Larry Moore, Chief Operating Officer of the Wesleyan Investment Foundation


Seminar: Dealing with Donors and Donations

Dr. Randy Thompson, Former VP of Development for OKWU

About the Dunn Institute

The Dunn Institute was established in March 2011 and named after Rev. John Dunn, a long-time Wesleyan pastor who served the church by providing financial advice and support to fellow pastors and their churches for decades.

“Our relationship with the Church is a top priority,” Jim Dunn, OKWU President, said. “This obviously means that we should do everything we can to serve the Church’s leaders. A unique way we believe we can do this is to help local pastors understand how to become better at doing the ‘business’ of the church: building budgets, navigating crisis, and leading.”

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