Discerning God’s Call

Discerning God's call begins with you seeking guidance through prayer and conversation with those who know you, your heart and gifting. Scripture says that it is not good for us to be alone - it is good to seek wise counsel from friends, family and spiritual leaders. While it is not unusual for one or two people in our lives to question why we are seeking to serve God in ministry, we know that God’s call is always confirmed by the fruit of our lives and the confirmation of others in our Christian community. Please know that we are praying for you. We are asking God for discernment to be accompanied by your open hands, open heart and open mind: a willingness to listen for and submit to God’s calling and plan for your ministry.

A Northern Seminary education provides the opportunity for the renewal of your whole person: our days together are spent in a biblically grounded and spiritually guided atmosphere. Our goal is to follow our Lord, Jesus Christ and to have Him live through us in our person, families, Northern community and ministries. This can only happen when we truly know and support one another, "just as we are," always encouraging one another to growth, healing and ministry which impacts lives. Leesa Lance, a current student, puts it this way, "The beauty of Northern is that you don't have to walk in the door as a picture-perfect ministerial leader. If you're willing to hear God's voice and act on it, the Northern family will take care of the rest."

Faculty Profile

Karen Walker Freeburg

Karen Walker Freeburg

Dean of Academic Programs

Associate Professor of Ministry & Christian Spirituality

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