Offering accessible, affordable, quality, online theological education to local pastors, bi-vocational leaders, second career clergy, lay ministers, and life-time learners with
faithful and creative ministry in a postmodern era for the NeXtChurch—the “New Thing” or the "next Re-formation"
Authority to Award Certificates
Northwind Institute’s certificate programs are offered under an Exemption for Religious Institutions by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools. The Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools ("OBPVS") was created by statute July 1, 1970. The purpose of the agency is to license, regulate, and set standards for the operation of private schools that conduct occupational training.
State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
3700 N. Classen Blvd., Ste. 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 528-3370
Articulation Agreements are arrangements between institutions that agree in advance, via Memorandum of Understanding to accept each other’s credits in the transfer of specific ministry credentials. In these cases, dually enrolled students take cross-listed courses at either institution. Each institution teaches its own curriculum and courses and accepts transfer credits from the other institution.
Northwind Institute has an Articulation Agreement with Northwind Theological Seminary
Dually Enrolled Students may transfer credits from Cross-Listed Courses taught by Dually Appointed Faculty from the Institute to Bachelor's and Master's degree programs at the Seminary.
Northwind Institute is an educational partner of the Ministers Council ABCUSA
The Ministers Council is an independent, non-profit organization of ordained, commission, licensed and lay Christian leaders. Seminarians are also eligible for membership and encouraged to join.
The Council is the only ABC organization dedicated solely to the well-being of ministers. We serve in increasingly diverse settings including the local church, specialized ministries of chaplaincy, counseling, coaching and spiritual direction, as well as administration, education and community organizing.
Northwind Institute has an Articulation Agreement with the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains Academy.
Northwind Institute hosts the required courses for Regional Ordination in the ABCRM.
Northwind Institue has an Articulation Agreement with the National Christian Counselors Association.
The National Christian Counselors Association provides training for Christian Counselors.
Northwind Institute is a Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counselors Association.