Core Values

Founded in 1913, Northern Seminary is an evangelical community, rooted in Baptist heritage, passionately committed to graduate-level educational excellence with a mission of preparing women and men for effective leadership for the church of Jesus Christ.

We treasure these commitments:

GOSPEL: We live by personal faith in the good news of what God–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–has accomplished in the incarnation, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world.

SCRIPTURE: We submit to the authority of the Word of God, incarnate in Jesus Christ, made known in the whole of scripture as the supreme authority for faith and practice.

MISSION: We are driven by God’s mission, which is both global and local, culturally engaged and holistically committed to evangelizing, discipling, and serving others with compassion.

LEADERSHIP: We focus on preparing women and men, called by God, to lead local churches and other ministries to faithful effectiveness with wisdom and vision.

FORMATION: We are committed to the spiritual formation of Christ-like leaders to nurture Spirit-formed communities by modeling personal wholeness, Biblical faithfulness, and theological competence.

COMMUNITY: We celebrate a vibrant community that brings together in Christ women and men from across racial, cultural, generational and denominational lines.

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No one is free unless everyone is free: a Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

By: Karen Walker Freeburg

In the wake of 9-11 the majority of U.S. citizens were united in unwavering determination to never allow fear to define 1) our daily living, 2) our commitment to opening…

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