President’s October Newsletter

Dear Friends,

A successful student at Northern Seminary is a “reliable witness who is able to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2). This year we’ve grown in faculty and students. Northern’s 2018 Enrollment increased 9% over last year, and we’ve seen a 25% increase over a three year period.

These students can’t come without your help and the faithful giving of these foundations who support women and men to fulfill their calling to the local church. Thank you for your generosity.


2018 Founders Day: A Day of Celebration

Nearly 200 alumni, friends, students and supporters joined us for Founders Day 2018. The event featured a luncheon with Derwin Gray, a Faculty Convocation, Student/Alumni Book Signing, and the fourth annual New Kind of Preacher Forum. Over $90,000 was raised for Northern Seminary faculty and students!


ELEVATE WORSHIP CONFERENCE IN NEBRASKA

The Northern team will be leading a worship conference for church leaders in Nebraska November 9-10.

SHE LEADS: A MISSIO ALLIANCE SUMMIT

The world has an old, painful story about men and women. This year the #metoo moment brought to light some of the most disturbing parts of the story and the #churchtoo moment forced us to confront how much the brokenness of the world has entered the Church. This broken story is deeply painful on a personal and communal level.

But this is not how God sees our story. On November 10 we’re gathering folks who both know the brokenness and have better stories to tell. Won’t you join us to hear their stories and share your own?

Join us at Northern Seminary as we live stream this event.


Multiethnic Church Leadership Program Will Launch June 2019

Northern Seminary presents a new program in Multiethnic Church Leadership beginning June 24–28, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. The program is in collaboration with Dr. Derwin Gray, pastor of Transformation Church in Charlotte, NC.

Available as a Master’s degree or certificate, the Multiethnic Church Leadership program will give students the theological resources and vision to build flourishing gospel-centered, mission-shaped, local multiethnic churches.


ANABAPTIST STUDIES PROGRAM WILL LAUNCH SUMMER 2019

Dr. Greg Boyd will be leading a new program in Anabaptist Studies beginning summer 2019. Students may register now to begin studying at Northern next summer.


RESOURCE CONFERENCE IN BLOOMINGTON MAY 2019

Church leaders at small and rural Baptist congregations in Illinois and around the midwest are invited to be renewed and inspired for their ministry through the Resource Leadership Conference, a new event that will be held May 9-11.


Your friend,

William D. Shiell
President, Northern Seminary

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