Dr. Leroy Thompson is the Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Northwind Seminary.
He is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region.
Dr. Thomson serves as the Program Coordinator for the
Ministry | PATH program.
He is Program Director of the Ordination and Counseling programs at Northwind Institute.
What do our students say about Northwind?
What I’ve found most exciting about my opportunity to study through Northwind is the cutting-edge philosophy of ‘guided education’ married to modern technology. It’s a given that as a mature student, it was easier to fit learning into my world in this fashion, but up to this era, distance learning has always carried the sense of a poorer, second cousin.
I’ve come to see, as I glance around at the larger world of education, which is being retooled as you read this, that the Guided Education, as applied through Northwind’s programs has the best shot at moving it’s participants forward into a real life and meaningful new phase of life and ministry.
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Northwind offers a new style of online learning: Guided Education
When most people think of seminary courses, they envision a professor standing at the front of a classroom, giving lectures and facilitating discussions. While this can be an effective method of teaching, it is not the only way. At Northwind Theological Seminary, courses are designed to be taken by individual students anywhere with wifi, at their own pace, on any device they choose.
Northwind's teaching philosophy is called Guided Education, which is based on Competency-Based Theological Education. Faculty-mentors vet resources, organize learning, and guide students through Video-Lecture Courses, Tutorial Courses, and Oxford-Style Courses, allowing students to learn in a way that works best for them.
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