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Northern Seminary
3827 W Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

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Highlights

Located on the west side of Chicago
Located on Ogden Avenue in the Lawndale community on Chicago’s west side, this campus boasts the most direct access to Chicago. It is rich in history as it is located near the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our students value the fact that they can be immeresed in an urban setting while taking courses.

Urban Ministry
This urban context is what provides a unique educational experience. Our Lawndale campus is not simply a campus located in the city; it is a vibrant context in which to study urban ministry and everything that comes with it.

Courses held at Lawndale Community Church
Lawndale Community Church is an example of powerful ministry that speaks to and influences its context. Started in 1978, this church has grown to include a medical clinic that serves over 140,000 patients each year, multiple houses designed to help individuals gain life skills and grow in faith, and a development corporation that renovates buildings to improve the community. Its founding pastor, Wayne “Coach” Gordon is also the founder and president of the Christian Community Development Corporation which has over 500 member churches.

Our partnership with Lawndale Community Church is what makes our Lawndale campus more than a campus in the city. The campus is a unique context found at no other seminary which provides a hands-on education for students wanting to powerfully impact their world for Christ.

Learn WITH Experience
All courses at our Lawndale Campus involve personal interaction with local pastors and ministry leaders who have experience in urban ministry. Students not only study ministry and experience it first-hand, but they also have the opportunity to learn from leaders that have been doing urban ministry for many years. Students not only learn from experience, but also learn WITH experienced leaders.

Location and Directions

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From the Southwest:
Take I-55 N. Take exit 287 for Pulaski Rd/4000W. Turn left at S Pulaski Rd. Turn right at W Ogden Ave. Turn right at S Springfield Ave. S Springfield Ave turns left and becomes W Ogden Ave.

From the South:
Take the Dan Ryan Expy W/I-94 W. Take exit 53B to merge onto I-55 S/Stevenson Expy S toward St Louis. Take exit 287 for Pulaski Rd/4000W. Turn right at S Pulaski Rd. Turn right at W Ogden Ave. Turn right at S Springfield Ave. S Springfield Ave turns left and becomes W Ogden Ave.

From the West:
Take the I-88 E/Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway. Continue on Eisenhower Expy E/I-290 E. Take exit 26A toward 3800 W/Independence Blvd. Merge onto W Harrison St. Turn right at S Independence Blvd. Turn right at W 14th St. W 14th St turns slightly right and becomes S Hamlin Ave. Turn right at W Ogden Ave. Make a U-turn at S Avers Ave.

From the North:
Take the I-94 E via the ramp to Chicago. Take exit 51H-I to merge onto Eisenhower Expy W/I-290 W toward the West Suburbs. Take exit 26A toward 3800 W/Independence Blvd. Merge onto W Congress Pkwy. Turn left at S Independence Blvd. Turn right at W 14thSt. W 14th St turns slightly right and becomes S Hamlin Ave. Turn right at W Ogden Ave. Make a U-turn at S Avers Ave.

From the Northwest:
Take the I-90 E/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway/NW Tollway via the ramp to Chicago. Take the exit onto I-290 E/IL-53 S toward Chicago/Schaumburg. Continue to follow I-290 E. Take exit 26A toward 3800 W/Independence Blvd. Merge onto W Harrison St. Turn right at S Independence Blvd. Turn right at W 14th St. W 14th St turns slightly right and becomes S Hamlin Ave. Turn right at W Ogden Ave. Make a U-turn at S Avers Ave.

From the East:
Take the I-55 S/Stevenson Expy S via the ramp to St Louis. Take exit 287 for Pulaski Rd/4000W. Turn right at S Pulaski Rd. Turn right at W Ogden Ave. Turn right at S Springfield Ave. S Springfield Ave turns left and becomes W Ogden Ave.

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