Announcing Summer Seminary This June!

Strengthen your ministry | Unleash the Spirit

June 6 – September 20, 2014


All you have to do is register for the class you want and be at Northern Seminary during your selected week of study.


Study in Lombard, Glen Ellyn or Lawndale

Abbreviated admissions process

Earn credits that are transferable

Short, more intensive classes available

Choose from Four Areas of Study:


Urban Studies


  • “Urban Field Experience: Chicago III” Designed to acquaint participants with the sociocultural dynamics that affect the quality of life, inform theology and challenge the manner in which ministry is conducted in our urban world. There will be visits, observations and interviews throughout the greater Chicago area.

      Dr. Wayne “Coach” Gordon | June 8-11, 2014


Spiritual Formation


  • “Pursuing God’s Will Together” – In this course, we will explore discernment as the heart of spiritual leadership. We will develop biblical and theological foundations for discernment as the heart of spiritual leadership and then identifiy a clear and substantive process by which groups of leaders can become communities for discernment and the practice of discernment together.

      Dr. Ruth Haley Barton | June 8-10, 2014



  • “Congregational Wellness” – What makes American congregations work? What are the markers of effective ministry? How do we measure congregational health? Those questions and more will be addressed as we explore the subject of congregational health. As we approach our subject, we will affirm the biblical principle that the local church is the body of Christ in a community and that this body is only as healthy as its weakest system. In the process, we will identify the essesential systems and the church and the markers of congregational health.

      Dr. Sam Hamstra | July 7-11, 2014


Pastoral Care


  • “Mediation and Conflict Training”This course is held at the Mediation Skills Training Institute at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, IL. It is a one-week intensive involving lectures, discussion and guided practice. The sessions emphasize hands-on skills and role-plays based on actual conflicts. A separate registration with the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is required, including an additional fee of $695 by July 11. Masters students can receive a $695 tuition credit at Northern when they register and bring in the original receipt of payment of this fee. Download registration form and information at

      Dr. Karen Walker Freeburg | August 4-8, 2014

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