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’re opening a new center this fall in Lisle, a western suburb of Chicago, and establishing our new Center for Urban Leadership, which will address the needs of South Side churches.
These two new centers will complement and strengthen our existing Lawndale Center on Chicago’s West Side and Northern Live, our Live Streaming Seminary program. Together, our three physical centers and Northern Live will equip students with the tools they’ll 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) will provide students with smart classrooms, inviting collaboration spaces and convenient access to Northern’s world-renowned faculty members and an array of student services.
Our new Center for Urban Leadership will be home to our new master’s program in Urban Leadership, which will be offered in partnership with Chicago’s New Life Covenant Church Southeast.
We are expanding 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 are expanding 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.