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There's a place for you at Northern.

For 110 years, Northern Seminary has been leading the church and engaging the world.

Why Northern?

Northern students are enthusiastic, joyful, diverse, relational, and seekers of truth.
And they have some incredible stories to tell.
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"What I value the most about my time at Northern is the way the text of Scripture comes to life in new ways."

Stacey Gleddiesmith, DMin student

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"That class was the trajectory-shifting moment that has led me to the work I do now."

Bill DeFulvio, MA, '22

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"I've come to understand that it's okay to ask questions of who God is and how he operates."

Javonda Curtis, MA, '22

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Explore Our Programs

Each program is designed to train you to fulfill the call God has placed on your life, connect you to other
like-minded students, educate you biblically and theologically, strengthen your confidence, and deepen your

Meet Our Faculty

Northern’s diverse, world-class faculty impact a variety of multiethnic ministry contexts. At Northern, you will learn from experienced
practitioners who listen deeply, think biblically, and are engaged in church ministry, church planting, and local communities.
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Scot McKnight

Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament
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Nijay Gupta

Professor of New Testament
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Beth Felker Jones

Professor of Theology
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David Fitch

Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology
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Marshall Hatch

Professor of Ministry
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Ingrid Faro

Affiliate Professor of Old Testament; Coordinator, MA in Old Testament–Jerusalem University College Program
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Wayne Gordon

Associate Professor of Urban Ministry; Director of the MA in Christian Community Development and the DMin in Christian Community Development
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Jason Gile

Chief Innovation Officer, Dean of Strategic Initiatives, and Assistant Professor of Scriptures
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Michael Moore

Director, Master Arts in of Theology and Mission
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Gerald Dew

Director, South Side Center for Urban Leadership; Affiliate Professor of Leadership
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JinUk Lee

Director of Master of Arts in Worship Korean Track
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Thomas Lyons

Director,Library Services and Educational Technology; Interim Director, Seminary Now 3.0; Affiliate Professor of New Testament
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Lee Spitzer

Professor of Church History
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Alan Roxburgh

Adjunct Professor of Ministry
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Mark Quanstrom

Dean of Faculty; Director of Center for Theological Integrity
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One Northern

Our degree and certificate programs, world-class faculty, mission-driven centers, and online resources
keep us connected and on mission, together. Check out recent news and stories coming out of Northern.

There’s a place for you at Northern.

At Northern, we are convinced that effective ministry demands a faith that is committed to the truth of the gospel, unwavering in
its loyalty to scripture, empowered by the Spirit, reflective of the diversity of the body of Christ, culturally relevant, and unbending
in its support of women in ministry.

Northern Seminary educates Christian leaders to be spiritually mature, biblically grounded, theologically competent, pastoral, evangelistic, and prophetic. We deliver a multi-denominational educational experience that is international, interracial, and intercultural to prepare women and men called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to advance and nurture the ministries of the Church. We teach the gospel of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the authority of Scripture.

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To lead the church and engage the world, we ignite Spirit-led innovation; form and graduate resilient, mature, and joyful students; and deliver personal, accessible, and affordable biblical training to disciples.

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Northern’s core values can be shared through the acronym DESIRE. We value the diverse calling of God—he extends his invitation to people of all backgrounds; educational excellence, scriptural leaders, innovative mission, relational community, and being economically affordable so that many can receive a seminary education.

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Northern students are enthusiastic, embracing celebration and joy as part of the Christian journey and witness. They are curious, always seeking to better understand God and his work on our world. They are diverse, reflecting the reality that the kingdom of God is made of people from all backgrounds and that all have an equal seat at the table. Finally, they are relational, living as though we are always better together and that as we pursue life together, we grow as individuals and as Christ’s Church.

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