Join Northern professor Dr. Gerald Dew 

This course is designed to train faith leaders to create one or more non-traditional income streams to support spiritual ministry. One of the principles for this initiative is the “Bi- Vocational” pastor. Since church leaders can be and are “Bi-Vocational” the churches they lead can also have other streams of revenue to support their ministries.

This five-week virtual class will expose participants to a variety of business models, corporate structures, and business plans as examples of what is possible in the realm of Entrepreneurial Ministry.

Check out the syllabus for this class.

April 15th, 22nd, 29th ||| May 6th, 13th 

6:30-8:00pm CT 

  • Free to current students, not seeking academic credit (0 credit hours) contact Kent Lau at
  • $39 for alumni, $49 for the general public, $109 for groups of 5-10.
  • This course is not available for academic credit.


Northern Seminary alumni and general public register here:




Director of the South Side Center for Urban Leadership and Affiliate Professor of Leadership

Reverend Dr. Gerald M. Dew is the pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. He is married to the lovely Marva Dew and is the father of Reverend Samuel and Eboni Dew. Pastor Dew serves his congregation as a prolific preacher, visionary teacher, and fearless leader. He is a strong believer in the power of God’s word and God’s people. Pastor Dew serves as Affiliate Professor of Ministry at Northern.


Upon completion participants will receive an endorsement (Continuing Education Unit) from the Grow Center for Church & Mission, Northern Seminary.

Session 1

April 15, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm: Describe and explain the meaning, purpose, and Biblical basis of Entrepreneurial Ministry

Session 2

April 22, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm: Capturing God’s Vision for an Entrepreneurial Ministry enterprise.

Session 3

April 29, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm: Selecting the most appropriate Corporate/Business/Legal Structure

Session 4

May 6, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm: Building Capacity

Session 5

May 13, 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm: Keeping Business in the Business


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