The Winds of Change

There are times in life when things change. For me, this was just seven weeks ago when my wife and 4 month old son packed up our apartment in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved out to the suburbs of Chicago. I left behind a fantastic job, an amazing church, and the best friends I’ve ever had, knowing I was called to something more. This was not an easy decision but was a much needed change. Since beginning my job here at Northern, I have been stretched as a person and deepened my faith in God. I hit the ground running, having to quickly learn to love a new culture and the ins and outs of a new position.

This move has taught me that comfort is a relative term and is not just found on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. True comfort is found when we take a step of faith and walk in the direction God is calling you toward. Sometimes this means moving half way around the world and other times it means moving our schedules. Change can be a good thing but it causes us to have to leave our comfort zones. This isn’t always easy but sometimes it is needed.

Are you like me and just know you are called to something more? Maybe something like a better understanding of who God is and how this understanding can help you be a better servant in your ministry context. If this is you, then Northern Seminary can help! Northern is passionate about equipping Christians to advance the mission of Christ through the local church. We offer Master’s degrees on campus in Lombard & Lawndale Illinois as well as through Live Streaming via Northern Live.

If you are interested in learning more, I want to personally invite you to our next Open House on August 16th at 7:00pm. Join our President, Bill Shiell, and Professors, David Fitch, Scot McKnight and Geoff Holsclaw, to learn more about Northern’s programs.

We will be offering chances to win the following prizes; 1) A $250 scholarship**, 2) A $100 Amazon gift card* or 3) A $50 credit for Logos Bible Software*.

This could be the change you have been secretly longing for and a chance to walk better in your calling!


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*For a chance to win a Amazon gift card or Logos Bible Software credit, simply attend the Open House.

**For a chance to win the $250 scholarship, apply and be accepted to any of our programs for the Fall 2016 semester – winner will be notified via phone/email after the event.


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