We’re committed to making theological education more accessible for all students, regardless of where they live and where they’re called to serve.
That’s why we opened a center in Lisle, a western suburb of Chicago, and established our Center for Urban Leadership, which addresses the needs of South Side churches. These two newer centers complement and strengthen our Lawndale Center on Chicago’s West Side and Northern Live, our Live Streaming Seminary program. Together, our three physical centers and Northern Live equip students with the tools they need to faithfully pastor with evangelical passion and missionary skills, wherever they go on to serve.
Our-state-of-the-art Lisle Center (410 Warrenville Road) provides students with smart classrooms, inviting collaboration spaces and convenient access to Northern’s world-renowned faculty members and an array of student services.
Our Center for Urban Leadership is home to our master’s program in Urban Leadership, which is offered in partnership with Chicago’s New Life Covenant Church Southeast.
In 2017, we expanded the curriculum offered at our Lawndale Center on Chicago’s West Side, including the addition of courses in our Doctor of Ministry in Christian Community Development program. Established in 2008 in partnership with Lawndale Community Church, the Lawndale Center has given Northern students the ability to immerse themselves in an urban setting while studying topics around community development, urban ministry, youth subculture, and much more.
We recently expanded the classes offered through Northern Live, our popular Live Streaming Seminary program that enables students to learn and engage directly with classmates and professors from anywhere in the world. This includes the development of a fully-online, live-streamed Master of Divinity program.
In Fall 2018, Northern opens its Greater Cincinnati Center, located at Tabernacle Bible Church City of Promise, 1260 Hicks Blvd, Fairfield, OH.
Most classes in each program are offered via Northern’s unique interactive live-streaming technology. Smart classroom technology enables you to engage in a vibrant classroom experience and interact with Northern’s premier faculty and other students in real time, earning a Masters degree with a cohort of learners.
The programs also entail travel to occasional one-week intensive classes in Chicagoland (see each program page below for details). Programs intentionally begin face-to-face on the main campus in order to build relationships that will last for the duration of the program. Low-cost housing accommodations are available.
Northern offers three programs at the Greater Cincinnati Center: