Leadership - Emphasis

Are you a gifted leader, ready for ministry training that is focused on enriching your ability to coach, influence, inspire and persuade the people of God to make Christ’s vision for the Church reality?

If so, then you may want to consider pursuing a Leadership emphasis at Northern Seminary.

Northern has developed a variety of specialized leadership-focused courses that are designed to fit the specific interests and needs of students who are ready to be challenged to develop their ability to motivate, shepherd and be an example to others in the journey of Christian faith.

Individuals pursuing this emphasis will be equipped for ministry leadership that is:

Biblical. [Grounded in Scripture]

Combined with a comprehensive academic degree program that provides a solid foundation in the study of Scripture, church history, theology and ethics, the Leadership emphasis challenges individuals to engage in and reflect on issues ranging from developing leaders in the church to ethical leadership practices.

Missional. [Sharing Christ in Context]

Northern Seminary provides students with unique ways to learn how to share Christ in context. Through a variety of experiential and classroom learning experiences, students are challenged to apply knowledge to the contemporary context and are equipped for contextually-relevant ministry leadership.  

Personal. [Holistic, Relational Ministry]

Individuals pursuing the Leadership emphasis benefit from Northern’s commitment to personal, holistic ministry training. From the availability of professors to engage in discussion and guide students in discerning their call and understanding course material, to the opportunity to connect with other students on the same path, individuals experience a community that partners with them in their journey toward effective ministry leadership.

Is this program for me?

The Leadership emphasis is for:

  • Anyone interested in deepening his or her knowledge of Christian leadership, ethics and developing leaders in the church
  • Individuals who want to be equipped for ministry leadership that is well-grounded and framed by focused study and reflection
  •  Pastors or church leaders who want to gain specialized skill for ministry with a focus on or interest in leadership methods, tools and strategies

What are the requirements of the Leadership Emphasis?

The Leadership emphasis can be acquired by completing a combination of any five Leadership electives as part of any of the following programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Master’s Specialization
  • Diploma of Ministry
  • Diploma Specialization

Examples of Leadership Electives include:

  • Introduction to Christian Ethics
  • Developing Emergent Leaders
  • Tools for Transformational Leadership
  • Discipling and Mentoring
  • Christian Leadership

For more information or to get started:   

 Northern is ready to work with you to make the pursuit of theological education a present reality!

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