Changing Culture

The culture is changing, the language is shifting, and the things people value today are not the same as they were 50 years ago. Don’t believe us? Take a long look around you, you may be surprised at what you see…



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nearly 81% of churches have either plateaued or are in decline

only 39% of adults claim to attend a weekly religious service

1 in 4 adults have left their childhood faith

1 in 3 millennials identify themselves as non-religious

1 in 5 adults identify themselves as non-religious


churches close their doors every year


churches open their doors every year

confidence in the church is declining

percent of responders who say they have a 'great deal' or 'quite a lot' of confidence


of americans identify themselves as


as recently as 2010

In Order to advance God’s Kingdom and effectively proclaim the gospel today, we need leaders who can productively and sufficiently influence change.

Seminary is the place where that change begins.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.

Ephesians 4:11-12

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Beyond the classroom

Seminary is not just a place for academic achievement.

Seminary is a place where...

  • …you can follow your unique calling into ministry.
  • …your knowledge of the scriptures will be extended.
  • …your understanding of others will be broadened.
  • …your relationship with God will be strengthened.
  • …your life will be transformed.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2 timothy 2:15

Is God calling you to be a better…

  • Pastor?
  • Youth Leader?
  • Community Developer?
  • Ministry Leader?
  • Neighbor?
  • Chaplain?
  • Worship Leader?
  • Deacon?
  • Elder?
  • Small Group Leader?
  • Family Member?
  • Sunday School Teacher?
  • Friend?

As christians we are called to advance the kingdom. seminary is here to help.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

1 Peter 3:15

The Church needs leaders like YOU.

Why you?

More than ever, we need leaders in ministry who are prepared for a rapidly shifting cultural context. We need leaders who can adequately proclaim the gospel, profoundly impact those around them, and ultimately change the world. We need leaders like YOU.

Our mission at Northern Seminary is to equip and prepare you for effective leadership within God’s Kingdom.

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