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Pathway

to Ministry

The Pathway to Ministry program is designed for those who are currently engaged in ministry and need to complete their Bachelor in Ministry degree. Experienced ministry mentors will personally guide you through a range of options that can help you transfer up to 75% of the credits required for your degree. Northwind Theological Seminary accepts transfer credits into the BA Degree Completion Program from the Northwind Institute - Pathway to Ministry Program.

 

Northwind Theological Seminary accepts transfer

credits into the BA Degree Completion Program from the

Northwind Institute - Pathway to Ministry Program.

Bachelor of Ministry

Students transferring the full 75 required credits

can complete their Bachelor's Degree 

with 5 Courses in 5 Months for $5000

Streamlined Admissions Process

No SAT or Requirements To Enroll

Expressway to Ministry

The Expressway to Ministry program is designed for those who are currently engaged in ministry and need to complete their Master or Doctoral degree in Contextual or Specialized Ministry. Experienced ministry mentors will personally guide you through a range of options that can help you document your ordination training, specialized ministry training, supervised ministry, and ministry experience.  Northwind Theological Seminary accepts these credits into the Graduate Degree Completion Program from the Northwind Institute - Expressway to Ministry Program.

Northwind Theological Seminary accepts up to 12 credits

into the Graduate Degree Completion Program from the Northwind Institute - Expressway to Ministry Program.

Master of Contextual Ministry

Ordained Clergy can complete their
Master's Degree with 3 Courses in 3 Months for $3000

Doctor of Specialized Ministry

Clergy with a Master's Degree can complete their

Doctoral Degree with 6 courses in 6 months for $6000 

Streamlined Admissions Process

No GRE, or GMAT Requirements To Enroll

Certificate Programs

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These Certificate Programs are offered by
the Center of Leadership and Specialized Ministry
led by Rev. Robert J. Duncan Jr. D.Min.

Dr. Duncan is the President of Northwind Seminary

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These Certificate Programs are offered by
the Center of Theology, Spirituality & Ministry
led by Michael J. Christensen. Ph.D.

Dr. Christensen is the Academic Dean of Northwind Seminary

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These Certificate Programs are offered by
Rev. Jerry Maynard, known as The People's Priest.

Jerry shares a unique world-view linking ministry, technology, and progressive culture.

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These Certificate  Programs are offered by
the Center of Local Church Ministry led by Rev. Steve VanOstran. D.Min. who is theExecutive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains.

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This Certificate  Program is directed by Frances Correia.

Frances lives in South Africa and provides a approach that is rooted in contemplative engagement with scripture and reflection on experience & context.

Theological
Studies

Certificate

 

This program is designed for second career Pastors and laity in leadership positions.

The program has four courses

 

  • Old Testament

  • New Testament

  • Church History

  • Theology

 

Spirituality

and worship

certificate

 

This program is designed for second career Pastors, Lay Pastors and Worship Leaders.

 

The program has four courses:

 

  • Preaching

  • Christian Worship

  • Pastoral Care

  • Spiritual Formation

 

Pastoral
Ministry

Certificate

 

This program is designed for second career Pastors, Lay Pastors and Christian Educators.

 

The program has four courses:

 

  • Missional Church

  • Christian Education

  • Church Adminstration

  • Ministerial Ethics

 

CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION

Certificate

 

This program is designed for , Lay Pastors and Christian Educators.

 

The program has four courses:

 

  • Old Testament

  • New Testament

  • Christian Education

  • Spiritual Formation

 

Faith-Based
Communications

Certificate

 

This program is designed for Church Leaders with communications roles.

 

The program has four courses:

 

  • Postmodern Theology & Culture

  • Digital Communications & Ministry

  • Web-based Ministry

  • Social Media & Ministry

 

Pastoral
CARE

Certificate

 

This program is designed for second career Pastors, Lay Visitation Teams.

 

The program has four courses:

 

  • Pastoral Care

  • Spiritual Formation

  • Ministerial Ethics

  • Practicum

 

WHAT  TO  EXPECT

Northwind offers a new style of online learning: Guided Education

When thinking about a certificate course, the common image is a professor in the front of a room, lecturing, and asking or answering questions. Sometimes facilitating peer learning in small discussion groups. This allows students to learn in a very direct way, but it is not the only way to teach. Northwind Institute courses are designed for the individual student who is taking a course anywhere (wifi available), anytime (at the student’s pace), on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone). The Pedagogy or teaching philosophy at Northwind is Guided Education. Faculty-Mentors vet resources, organize learning, and guide students in Video-Lecture Courses and Tutorial Courses.
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TIME REQUIREMENTS

Start courses at any time

Study on a schedule that fits your life.

Set aside 1 hour per day

- - or - -

One Day a week.

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QUALITY INSTRUCTION

Learn from respected faculty with advanced degrees and experience

in their fields of study.

Get the support you need for success.

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COURSE LENGTH

Complete your course

in as little as 30-days

or up to 90-days.

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100% ONLINE

 

LEARN

ANYTIME

ANYWHERE

ANY DEVICE