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For more than 50 years, ORU has been equipping the leaders, innovators, and trailblazers of the world with knowledge and expertise. Included on “Best Colleges” lists by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Accredited Schools Online, ORU has a pioneering spirit that has established the university as a hub of ingenuity and innovative education.

Through our Ministry Relations program, you can find support and empowerment to develop passionate, committed, faith-filled Christians for positions of responsibility and influence. You and your senior leadership team will find the educational enrichment, staffing assistance, and lasting friendships you need to help your ministry expand its reach and impact.  


The Right People

ORU’s focus on excellence attracts students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. With a student body of more than 4,000, we are training the next generation of leaders who will strengthen your ministry, such as:

  • children’s pastors
  • worship leaders
  • graphic designers
  • teachers

Through our Ministry Relations program, you’ll have concierge access to ORU’s Career Services office to help you find ORU graduates to meet many of your ministry’s staffing needs.

Preparing For Growth

Ready your leadership for the work ahead with training and tools that will help them create real change in the lives of others. Our program gives you access to a free certificate class, as well as deeply discounted online classes—for your senior leadership or those of your choosing. Visit to see a list of the online programs available. There’s also an ORU-sponsored Planned Giving Seminar for senior leadership, offering valuable information to help expand your ministry.

Investing in the growth of your ministry’s leadership will transform not only their lives, but the lives they will reach.



Friendships That Last A Lifetime

With more than 40,000 alumni, ORU’s network extends far beyond any state or national boundaries. This means that by participating in our program, you can enjoy fellowship with likeminded leaders and pastors from around the world, and receive special invitations to one-of-a-kind events, including:

  • A private gathering hosted by David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby, that brings together 15 top executives at a time to discuss leadership and legacy
  • A workshop hosted by Mike Mathews, VP of Technology and Innovation at ORU, on topics such as cyber security, the future of technology, and virtual and augmented reality
  • Campus visits for a tour of the Global Learning Center, time with Division 1 sports teams (batting practices, basketball shootarounds, etc.), and other “only at ORU” activities

All-expenses-paid (excluding travel to destination) retreats with President William M. Wilson, First Lady Lisa Wilson, and other ORU friends.

We invite you to partner with ORU through the Ministry Relations program! For more information on how you can get involved, please contact ORU Development at 918-495-7220 or

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