Northern Announces Partnership with Telos Collective

June 21, 2017 — As part of its recently-announced expansion, Northern Seminary has entered into a partnership with the Telos Collective, a strategic alliance of missional leaders in the Anglican Church in North America.

As part of the five-year partnership, Northern faculty members Dr. David Fitch and Dr. Scot McKnight will serve as chief advisors to Bishop Todd Hunter, the Telos Collective’s founder and leader. Northern will also host several Telos Collective conferences over the next five years at its new center in Lisle, Illinois, which is scheduled to open in September.

In addition, the partnership will enable Telos Collective participants to earn graduate level credits or obtain a master’s degree in either theology and mission or in New Testament from Northern.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Bishop Todd Hunter to host the Telos Collective and develop a program in Anglican studies,” said Northern’s president, Dr. Bill Shiell. “The work of the Telos Collective complements everything we’re doing at Northern to lead the church and engage the world.”

“We’re excited by our partnership with Northern Seminary,” Bishop Hunter said. “This partnership will provide our members with key opportunities to advance their educations and will enable the Telos Collective to continue growing with support from a leading, nationally-recognized seminary.”

Northern announced its strategic expansion in April. In addition to its new center in Lisle, Northern is also opening a new center on Chicago’s South Side this fall and enhancing the programming offered at its Lawndale Center on Chicago’s West Side and through Northern Live, its live-streaming seminary program that enables students from around the world to learn from Northern faculty.

More information about Northern’s expansion is available at

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