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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.