The unprecedented challenges faced in ministry today require new tools and thinking. Investing in seminary training that values and addresses those changing needs is critical to equipping you for your calling.

Church statistics are startling.


Nearly 81% of churches have either plateaued or are in decline


Only 39% of adults claim to attend a weekly religious service

1 in 4 adults have left their childhood faith

1 in 3 millennials identify themselves as non-religious

1 in 5 adults identify themselves as non-religious


churches close their doors every year


churches open their doors every year

Confidence in the church is declining.

In 2012, 44% of responders said they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence.
As recently as 2010, 18% of Americans identify themselves as non-religious.

In order to advance God’s Kingdom and effectively proclaim the gospel today, we need leaders who can productively and sufficiently influence change.

To help you get started, we want to offer you a free ebook.


Get Free eBook, Why Seminary? 10 Reasons

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. - EPHESIANS 4:11-12

Seminary is a place where...

you can follow your unique calling into ministry, your knowledge of the scriptures will be extended, your understanding of others will be broadened, your relationship with God will be strengthened, and your life will be transformed.

And Northern Seminary is committed to being biblical, missional, and personal.


Northern is focused on the authority of the scriptures and how they impact and shape your ministry.


Focused on the mission of God, Northern provides an education that brings together the best of theory and practice. Powerful ministry is based on an understanding of your ministry context and your ability to apply your knowledge.


From the quality of service to the mentoring relationships between our faculty and students, the Northern experience is personal in nature. We also care deeply about developing whole leaders for ministry. Knowledge is not enough for transformational ministry. You must have knowledge, strong integrity, application and missional skills, self-awareness, and a deep relationship with Jesus Christ.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. - 2 TIMOTHY 2:15

Is God calling you to be a better…

Pastor? Youth Leader? Community Developer? Ministry Leader? Neighbor? Chaplain? Worship Leader? Deacon? Elder? Small Group Leader? Family Member? Sunday School Teacher? Friend?

As Christians we are called to advance the Kingdom. Seminary is here to help.

The church needs leaders like YOU.

Why You?

More than ever, we need leaders in ministry who are prepared for a rapidly shifting cultural context. We need leaders who can adequately proclaim the gospel, profoundly impact those around them, and ultimately change the world. We need leaders like YOU.

Why Us?

Our mission at Northern Seminary is to equip and prepare you for effective leadership within God’s Kingdom. From our unwavering support of women in ministry, to the diversity of our student body, we strive to live our values as devout followers of Jesus, and we value your voice.