Theology - Emphasis

Are you seeking a sound theological framework for your education? Can’t get enough of the great theologians of the Church? Looking to dissect the thinking of the likes of Augustine, Bonhoeffer, Luther and Teresa of Avila?

Then you may want to consider pursuing a Theology emphasis at Northern Seminary.

Northern has developed a variety of specialized courses designed to fit the specific interests and needs of students who are ready to be challenged to think critically about and respond appropriately to the Church’s rich theological heritage.    

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 Theology emphasis challenges students to explore in-depth the development, historical framework and practical application of Christian theology.

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 theological knowledge to the contemporary context and are equipped for contextually-relevant ministry leadership.

Personal. [Holistic, Relational Ministry]

Individuals pursuing the Theology 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 Theology emphasis is for:

  • Anyone interested in deepening his or her knowledge of theology, its varying frameworks and the historical contributions of theologians across the centuries
  • Individuals who want to be equipped for ministry leadership that is well-grounded in and framed by focused theological study
  • Pastors or church leaders who want to gain specialized skill for ministry with a focus on or interest in theology

What are the requirements of the Theology Emphasis?

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

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master’s Specialization

Examples of Theology Electives include:

  • Christian Theology I and II
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Black Theology
  • The Cultural Captivity of the Church
  • Theological Identity in Baptist Life

For more information or to get started:   

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