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.