President’s August Newsletter

Dear Friends,

George Herbert once wrote that country people “need a mountain of fire to kindle them. Sermons are dangerous things; that none goes out of church as [they] came in, but either better or worse.” Read more

Register Now for Founders Day 2022

October 13

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lisle Center

· Recognizing the classes of 1972, 1997, and 2012.

· Launching the Center for Theological Integrity.

· Benefiting scholarships for students of color.

Guest Speaker: Rev. James Brooks

CEO of Lawndale Health Center

Pastor, Harmony Community Church, North Lawndale

From Refugee Camp to Northern

by Greg Mamula

Win Bur is Pastor to student ministries at the 600 member Kanyaw Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and is a student in the Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary. Northern alumni Dr. Robin Stoops and Dr. Greg Mamula, both of whom serve on the staff of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, recommended Win to Northern. Win says, “Northern’s Israel trip changed my perspective on reading the Bible.” Read more


Retired Chinese Physician trains through the Grow Center & Seminary Now

Meet Rose, one of the Chinese students currently taking courses as part of the Global Chinese Initiative at the Grow Center. Rose is a retired physician, and she and her husband have remained at home for two years. They have not attended church in-person for a while. But while at home, Rose discovered the Grow Center’s Cantonese Bible courses on Youtube during the Pandemic. She has since enrolled in several courses, including Old Testament Essentials, via the partnership between Seminary Now and the Grow Center. The Grow Center provides a platform to connect Rose to over 35 Cantonese-speaking women and creates a network of support for these learners. Read more.


Faith Leaders Symposium Provides New Thinking for New Times

Third Baptist Church of Chicago

Rev. Dr. Gerald Dew, Facilitator

Rev. T.D. Hughes, Host Pastor

2:30-9:00 p.m.

Praise and Worship – Harmony Community Church

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TOV for Women Conference

October 21, 2022

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

In-Person at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church and Online


Dr. Lisa Bowens – Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary

Vivian Mabuni – Writer, Speaker, Podcaster, and Organizational Leader

Dr. Scot McKnight – Julius R. Mantley Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary


Shamara Shantal – Worship Leader at Renew Church

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Northern Seminary Trip to the Holy Land

Applications are NOW OPEN for our 2023 Trip to Israel! APRIL 27-MAY 8, 2023 With Dr. Bill Shiell

Download the Itinerary and Application Here

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