There is perhaps no more significant factor in the dawning of a new century than education. To introduce future generations of students to knowledge and insight which are also accompanied by a commitment to values communicated in a nurturing environment is the mission and task of the church-related institutions of education. Most of the church-related educational institutions were founded in such a vision and have been nurtured in that deep purpose by generations of educators and church leaders. There is much that these church-related institutions can share together in terms of programs and resources as they work in various parts of the world to prepare a new generation of Christian leaders who commit boldly to Jesus Christ and are characterized by intellectual excellence, moral and spiritual courage, and holiness of heart and life. It was such motivation that prompted the formation of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU).