Anabaptist Studies

Lead the Church, Engage the World with an Anabaptist Perspective

The Anabaptist Studies Program, featuring Professor Dr. Greg Boyd, develops a Neo-Anabaptist orientation to mission, ecclesiology, ethics, and church-state relations in North America.

The Anabaptist Studies (with certificate and degree options) is an emphasis within our Theology & Mission Program. The program is directed and coordinated by Mike Moore. 

Program Description

The Anabaptist Studies Program features Dr. Greg Boyd, pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, MN, as a professor. Greg is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has authored or co-authored 22 books and numerous academic articles. His ministry is a unique blend of passion, boldness, and creative intellectual insight. Greg’s apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith in Christ. His writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers.


Courses will be taught by:

  • Dr. Greg Boyd, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Nijay Gupta, Associate Professor of New Testament or Dr. Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament
  • Dr. David Fitch, Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology
  • Dr. Joshua Brockway, Adjunct Professor of Church History
  • and more…

Delivery: On Campus or Distance

Northern’s classes are delivered to students across the country via our state-of-the-art interactive live-streaming technology called “Northern Live,” as well as occasional one-week intensive courses on the main campus.

With Northern’s smart classroom technology, you can interact with the professors and other students no matter where you live. Now you can earn a certificate or degree in Anabaptist Studies without leaving your community and ministry context.

Program Requirements

Anabaptist Studies courses include:

  • Cruciform Hermeneutics – Dr. Greg Boyd
  • Anabaptist Ecclesiology – Dr. David Fitch
  • Anabaptist Theology of Church and Culture – Dr. David Fitch
  • God, Evil, and Spiritual Conflict – Dr. Greg Boyd
  • Christoform Ethics – Dr. Scot McKnight
  • Life in the Spirit – Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling
  • Anabaptist History – Dr. Josh Brockway
  • Kingdom Power
  • Jesus & the Gospels

Certificate (for Master’s credit or not-for-credit)
Students will earn a certificate after taking five courses in Anabaptist Studies.

MA or MDiv with Specialization in Anabaptist Studies
Anabaptist Studies is available as a specialization within the Master of Arts (54 quarter hours) and Master of Divinity (108 quarter hours) degrees. Both degrees include a core of Old and New Testaments, Theology, Church History, and Culture.

Master’s students can begin the program in the Spring or Fall 2019.

The coursework for the MA with specialization in Anabaptist Studies can be completed in three years with the cohort sequence of one to two classes per quarter. Students may complete earlier as live-streaming classes are available. The Thesis may be completed either in the final year of courses or in the following year.

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DMin with Specialization in Anabaptist Studies
Students will take Northern’s three core DMin classes (Becoming Doctors of the Church, Biblical and Theological Method, and Thesis Design), along with four courses in Anabaptist Studies.


The Anabaptist Studies program offers a unique pricing structure. The cost of the program is substantially lower than most seminary degrees and is paid as monthly installments over the course of your program. In addition, Master’s students who apply for Northern financial aid may qualify for up to a 20% scholarship.

2018-19 Tuition & Fees 2019-20 Tuition & Fees
Certificate $750 per class + fees $750 per class + fees
MDiv and Graduate Certificate $1,518 per class + fees $1,506 per class + fees
MDiv via Northern Live NA $1,590 per class + fees
MA $25,000 total $25,500 total
MA via Northern Live $27,000 total $27,500 total
Doctor of Ministry $19,900 total $19,900 total


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