Trinity International University
Trinity International University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts institution of higher education headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, United States.
Tracing its roots to 1897, TIU formed in the late 1940s as the result of a merger of three schools: A school run by the Swedish Evangelical Free Church, founded in 1897 in Chicago, initially as a 10-week Bible course and then growing into the Swedish Bible Institute of Chicago and finally becoming the Swedish Department of Moody Bible Institute and Seminary A three-year Bible school, the Norwegian-Danish Bible Institute and Academy, founded in 1910 by the Norwegian-Danish Free Church, established in Rushford, Minnesota and later moving to Minneapolis and becoming Trinity Seminary and Bible College The Evangelical Free Church Bible Institute and Seminary, established in Chicago in 1925. By 1949, the Minneapolis-based school moved to Chicago and the unified schools became known as Trinity Seminary and Bible College. In 1961 the school moved to a new campus in Bannockburn, Illinois and a year later was renamed Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and Trinity College. The school grew from an enrollment of 51 in 1961 to 1,400 in 1990. In 1995, TEDS became part of Trinity International University, along with Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, and Trinity College in Miami, (formerly Miami Christian College which was obtained through a merger of the two institutions). In 1997 Trinity Law School, located in Santa Ana, California, was incorporated into Trinity International University and the Trinity Graduate School was founded
We are Christ-centered, biblically based, historically rooted, mission focused, culturally minded, and socially aware. Trinity college has a long history (founded in 1897) and strives to educate men and women for faithful participation in God's redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian fidelity, and lifelong learning.
Alan Heatherington, orchestra conductor and music director of several Chicago-area choirs and orchestras Lincoln Hurst, biblical scholar, film historian; Emeritus Professor, University of California Norman Ericson, biblical scholar; Emeritus Professor at the Wheaton College Bill Hybels, Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church Jeffrey Neil Steenson, coordinator for Episcopalian priests and lay people seeking to become Roman Catholics within a personal ordinariate. Ravi Zacharias, President, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; Radio host, "Let My People Think" and "Just Thinking."