a new form of Faith-Based Planning
One way to plan for the future is Strategic Planning. This business-oriented planning model determines where an organization wants to go and then maps out a plan to get there. This is the planning model of the 1980s. Everything must be mapped out in advance, and every contingency accounted for in advance. However, church-affiliated institutions are always subject to change as God acts through us, and as new persons come into the church with different gifts and needs.
There is a new way to plan for the future emerging as a powerful planning tool that leaves room for the Holy Spirit to act within the life of the church. It is called Christian Futuring.
Enroll in a single Course or the Certificate Program.
Robert J. Duncan Jr., D.Min
Retired United Methodist Minister
Retired President of Bacone College
30+ years of experience serving on the Staff and Boards of national Non-Profit Organizations.
Northwind Institute has met the requirements of the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools to offer certificates of completion for theological and ministry-related courses.
Courses in the Christian Futuring Certificate Program may be transferred to Northwind Seminary's Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Contextualized or Specialized Ministry.
This course explores
intersection of Theology and Ministry in the Postmodern Era
the new thing
This course explores
the new best-practices of Ministry and Non-Profit Leadership
Intro to Graduate Studies
Postmodern Culture & Theology
neXt Ministry & Non-Profits
Textbooks are not included in the tuition fees for these courses.
100% Refund prior to the course start date & classroom access
0% Refund after the course starts or course access
Refund requests must be made within 30 days of course enrollment.
Students may request a medical leave which allows a student to return to their studies at a future date.
Students are required to apply for admission to the Seminary to enroll in a course.
Students may start a course at any time.
Courses may be completed in 30-90 days. After 90 days a grade of Incomplete may be filed requiring an approved extension. Courses not completed within the extension period will receive a grade of F.