President’s August Newsletter

Dear Friends,

This Spring, I taught the New Testament books of Acts and Hebrews-Revelation to 35 students. Half of the students joined us by Northern’s Live Streaming technology, the other attended the Lisle Center classroom. These students were eager to reach their communities for Christ. They saw the brokenness of the world as invitations to experience a renewed Macedonian vision in Northern America “to come over and help us.” Each student wrote curriculum for a small group. Most wrote studies designed to help small groups learn through suffering, experience Sabbath, or share Jesus through meals with their neighbors.

My New Testament group is just one example of the kind of students we have coming to Northern. Please pray for this cohort as well as the new students on the way this Fall. Two more summer intensives begin this week (one in Lisle, the other on the South Side). The Fall Term is less than six weeks away!


ANNUAL PREACHING FORUM
OCTOBER 11 AT THE LISLE CENTER

New Kind of Preacher Forum will focus on the Preacher as Worshipper. Hear guest speakers. Registration is $40 for the day. Registration includes lunch with guest speaker and Northern alumnus Dr. Derwin Gray.

REGISTER NOW

8:30am — Registration
9:00am – 11:15am — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session I (Fall Convocation at 10:30)
11:30am – 1:30pm — Founder’s Day Luncheon (meal included in registration fee)
1:30pm – 3:00pm — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session II
3:30pm – 5:00pm — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session III
5:00pm – 6:30pm — Dinner (meal included in registration fee)
6:30pm – 8:00pm — New Kind of Preacher Forum Session IV

 

SPEAKERS:
Bishop Ronald Godbee, Sr. Pastor of River Church in Durham, NC
Dr. Kim Neal, Evangelist, Harlem, NY
Dr. Harry White, Sr. Pastor, Watts Chapel Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
Rev. Gail Rice, NKP Peer Group Leader, Chicago, IL
Dr. Kevin Cosby, Sr. Pastor of St. Steven Baptist Church & President of Simmons Bible College, Louisville, KY

FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION
OCTOBER 11 AT THE LISLE CENTER

10:30am

Fall Convocation and Faculty
Installation for Dr. Ingrid Faro
and Dr. Dennis Edwards

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11:30am

Founders Day Luncheon with Speaker Dr. Derwin Gray
and Northern Update from President Bill Shiell

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1:15am

Student Book Signing

RSVP & REGISTER NOW


FALL CONVOCATION

Installation service for Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Old Testament Dr. Ingrid Faro and Associate Professor of New Testament Dr. Dennis Edwards. Guest preacher for the service is Bishop Godbee.

No registration required


NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM PROGRAM

Through the generosity of friends and supporters of First Baptist Church of Oak Park, students have now trained at Jerusalem University College and experienced the Holy Land (see above for group photo). This summer, Northern students Casey Pitchford, Jeaneane Forrest, and Nadine Rosier attended classes and toured historic sites.


FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 24

There is still time to register for classes. Contact Greg Armstrong to enroll today.


RESOURCE CONFERENCE
MAY 9 – 11, 2019

A conference designed for pastors and church leaders with worship attendance of 200 or fewer.

Co-sponsored with the Great Rivers Region of American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and Judson University

Location: The Chateau in Bloomington, IL


Your friend,

William D. Shiell
President, Northern Seminary

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