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"
Christian Counselor Training
Our Chrisitan Counseling training is designed to prepare the ordained pastor or lay commissioned minister to meet the challenges of Counseling within the context of their Ministry.
This course of study includes certification in the use of the Arno Profile System (APS) which is used in ministries around the world with an accuracy rate of over 90%. The A.P.S. Report is a personal identification/inventory that takes about eight minutes to complete. The counselor then uses the A.P.S. clinical report as a guide in counseling sessions.
Our courses are available 24/7 in online classrooms allowing you to study at your own pace. Students are assigned a Faculty Mentor who will be available by Email, Phone and/or Video conferencing.
Northwind Institute is a Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counselors Association offering certification and membership in the National Christian Counselors Association.
Commissioning by your church as a Lay Minister -- or --
Ordination by your denomination as a Minister of the Gospel
High School Diploma or GED
Dr. Duncan receiving the 2009 Temperament Award from Drs. Richard & Phyllis Arno, Founders of the NCCA and Rev, Steve Baran, President of the NCCA