President’s August Newsletter

Lessons learned in church communication

Dear Northern Friends,

Northern trains pastoral leaders for the realities of ministry today. We share authentically and personally so we can learn together. We also teach from our own ministry experiences. Here is a good lesson I learned as a pastor about the consequences of “venting” to others. I trust this will help you in your own ministry.

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Fantastic times to connect to Northern
Join us for these special events!

Greater Cincinnati Center Hosts Open House

Join us September 9 for an open house at the Greater Cincinnati Center

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Founders Day, October 10

Guest Speaker Reginald Bachus

See more here about what you can expect at this year’s Founders Day event.

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Preaching Forum, October 10-11

Acts 17:6-7 says, “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here,” is a unique and transformative passage of Acts that describes the trajectory and current status of our New Kind of Preacher program for both women and men.

The NKP program has expanded geographically. We are currently in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Washington, Virginia and three of our larger groups in the Chicago area. The NKP program has grown numerically with groups and Pastoral leaders who are committed to both self and pastoral discovery.

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Join us October 10-11 for the annual Preaching Forum


“The Preacher as the Proclaimer”
Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Session featuring Dr. David Fitch and Dr. Ingrid Faro
  • Devotional by Paul Booth
  • Sermon by Bishop Gary Hayles

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Devotional by Rev. Gail Rice
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Women at the Well
    • Should We Preach Social Justice
    • Am I a Motivator or Proclaimer
    • Preaching to Millennials in the Now
    • Anatomy of the Anointing
  • Sermon by Dr. F. Bruce Williams, Bates Memorial Baptist Church (Louisville, KY)

Enrollment Deadline for the Fall Term Approaches

There’s still time to enroll in the Fall term. We have seats available in Scot McKnight’s New Testament cohort as well as the new Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry cohort. New classes begin in just a few weeks. Contact Greg Armstrong today at 630-620-2175 or Andrea Pingel at 630-620-2108.

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William D. Shiell
President, Northern Seminary

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