Driven by the conviction that theological education is a core responsibility of the Church as it spiritually forms disciples, Northern is always looking for ways to come alongside churches and ministry-focused, Christian organizations as a partner in this task.
One way we do this is by offering two unique Certificate Programs as flexible ways for students to deepen their biblical understanding and expand ministry skills.
Types of Certificate Programs
Our Church-Based Certificate Programs are offered in partnership with local churches. Typically, these programs are open to anyone who wishes to attend, not just members of that particular church. Each Certificate Program is unique to the Church in which it is being offered. While many of these Certificate Programs will feature courses centered around Christian Heritage, biblical studies, theology, and leadership, others may be oriented toward specific areas of ministry.
Below you will find a list of churches Northern is currently partnering with to offer a Church-Based Certificate. If you are interested in joining one of these Certificate programs, please contact our partner churches for more information.
If your church would like to find out more about becoming a Church-Based Certificate Program partner, please .
Church-Based Certificate Programs typically consist of 7 courses offered on an ongoing basis, one night per week.
Registration for one of Northern's Church-Based Certificate Programs is handled through each of our partner churches. A bachelor degree is not necessary for participation in Northern's Church-Based Certificate Program.
Any cost associated with participation in Northern's Church-Based Certificate Programs is determined by individual partnering churches and paid directly to them.
Northren is privileged to be in relationship with an ever-growing number of ministry-focused organizations that are already doing an incredible job of equipping men and women for Kingdom service. Northern is pleased to partner with these organizations to add even more value through the creation of Ministry-Based Certificate Programs.
If you are interested in earning a seminary-affiliated certificate related to a particular area of ministry, consider participating in one of our Ministry-Based Certificate Progams listed below. These ministry partners would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about earning a Northern Certificate in conjunction with their organizations.
If you are a ministry or organization that would like more information on partnering with Northern to offer a seminary-affiliated certificate through the work you are already doing, please .
Ministry-Based Certificate Programs are structured alongside the pre-established rhythms of individual ministry partners.
Registration for one of Northern's Ministry-Based Certificate Programs is handled through each of our individual ministry partners. A bachelor degree is not necessary for participation in Northern's Ministry-Based Certificate Programs.
Any cost associated with participation in Northern's Ministry-Based Certificate Programs is determined by individual ministry partners and paid directly to them.