Class of 2011  Credit Analyst  Integrity Bank & Trust   

Class of 2011

Credit Analyst

Integrity Bank & Trust

 

An IAm3rd attitude was critical for our success while I was at IWU, but it has become even more important in my life since my career ended. It monumentally changed my perspective to put others before myself in my marriage, my work and my friendships.
— Derrick Troyer
Class of 2010  Account Executive  Anthony Products

Class of 2010

Account Executive

Anthony Products

IAm3rd is a philosophy that has gone way beyond my playing career. I have invested it into my relationships and career and hope to start a family based on the same foundation some day!
— Ryan Hetrick

Head Coach Greg Tonagel talks with Jeremy Hobbs, Recreation Director of I AM 3rd Sports in Lexington, Kentucky about how IAm3 is coming to life in different contexts. Find about more about their ministry at http://www.centenarylex.com/recreation

One basketball program has a countercultural mindset: placing themselves third in all that they do. 

DJ Bettinger: A Competitor for Christ

Jordan Weidner's story of basketball, faith, and how they are one.

The Wildcats live and play by one motto... I am 3rd.

Behind the scenes of the 2010-2011 Wildcats


Class of 2013  Head Basketball Coach/Teacher  Northfield High School

Class of 2013

Head Basketball Coach/Teacher

Northfield High School

After a rough first year at IWU living an IAm1st lifestyle, my life was changed buying into the IAm3rd philosophy. Now I am trying to live this out every day with my wife, my basketball program and in my community, hoping that by being ‘different’ I can make an impact for the Kingdom.
— Patrick Hopkins
Class of 2014  Head Basketball Coach/Counselor  LINK Year/Kanakuk Ministries

Class of 2014

Head Basketball Coach/Counselor

LINK Year/Kanakuk Ministries

The IAm3rd philosophy has had a huge influence on my life both in how I played on the court and how I lived off the court. It was countercultural and life changing. Philippians 2:1-11 went from being a passage of Scripture to a way of life, and I now get to live the Gospel daily with my team and my family.
— Garvin Haughey

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Class of 2012  3rd Year Med Student  University of Iowa

Class of 2012

3rd Year Med Student

University of Iowa

As I bought into the IAm3rd philosophy, I was amazed at how much my relationships with other people were blessed. Friendships became more authentic and opportunities to serve and act on my faith became clearer. This lesson continues to impact me every day.
— David Peters
Class of 2015  Vice President  DistinXion

Class of 2015

Vice President

DistinXion

Being a part of the IAm3rd philosophy for four years changed me in so many ways. It was a challenging four years of changing my mindset but I know I am a better person and man of God than I was before going to IWU.
— Tyler Greathouse


Director of Athletics  IWU

Director of Athletics

IWU

It has been incredibly rewarding to watch the impact that IAm3 has had on the lives of our IWU basketball players. I have seen the Lord use this philosophy to transform our players into humble men of character with a deep commitment to develop their God-given talents to be the best they can be. This has been reinforced by the testimonies that I hear of the positive impact that the team has had on the lives of families, fans and students and by the number of coaches who have contacted Indiana Wesleyan University about how to implement the IAm3 philosophy into their program.
— Mark DeMichael
Class of 2004  Dentist  Central Dental Associates

Class of 2004

Dentist

Central Dental Associates

As an alum who played long before the IAm3rd philosophy was established, I started to invest in the program to provide support and encouragement to this ministry. As it turned out, I have been the one who has been encouraged and challenged. The program’s commitment to serving Christ through hoops transcends the current players and effects everyone who is around it.
— Aaron Willson