President’s October Newsletter
Dear Northern Friends,
Seminary education grows the church. In San Antonio, Texas, five students who are also pastors and residents at The Park Community Church (pictured above) have trained in Northern’s Mission and Theology program. While attending Northern, God has moved tremendously in their community of Midtown and the congregation of the Park. Read more about the growth of this church and the exciting parish model they use to share Jesus and change neighborhoods.
NORTHERN ENROLLMENT GROWS 15% IN ONE YEAR
Northern Seminary announced another fantastic year of enrollment growth. We welcomed 90 new students, an increase of 18% in new student enrollment over last year. Our total enrollment of 270 Masters and Doctoral students represents 44% growth over the last four years.
PREACHING PROGRAM AWARDS 126 CERTIFICATES
Bishop Gary Hayles awarded 126 certificates to graduates of the New Kind of Preacher program. This ceremony concluded the fourth annual preaching conference that attracts persons from a variety of ethnic contexts to learn more about the “Preacher as Proclaimer.” The graduates come from 30 churches and 7 states across the country.
FOUNDERS DAY RAISES $82,000 for SCHOLARSHIPS
Founders Day welcomed alumni and friends October 10 to the Lisle Center. Dr. Reginald Bachus, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church of Chicago and member of the Board of Trustees, spoke. He shared his powerful testimony of how his Northern education strengthened him through the aftermath of a tragic shooting on the steps of his church. Participants gave generously and with the assistance of a challenge gift, raised over $80,000 for scholarships for Northern students. See the exciting highlights of the event here.
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