Featured Faculty & Degree Programs
Pathway to Ministry
The Pathway to Ministry program is designed for those currently engaged in ministry and need to complete their Ministry degree. Experienced ministry mentors will guide you through a streamlined admission process and the range of options required for your degree.
Bachelor Degree Pathway
Students transferring the maximum 75 credits
can complete their Bachelor's Degree
with 5 Courses in 5 Months for $5000
No SAT or ACT Requirements To Enroll
Master's Degree Pathway
Ordained Clergy can complete their
Master's Contextual Ministry Degree
with 3 Courses in 3 Months for $3000
No GRE, GMAT, or Language Requirements To Enroll
Doctoral Degree Pathway
Clergy with a Master's Degree can complete their
Doctor of Specialized Ministry Degree
with 6 courses in 6 months for $6000
No GRE, GMAT, or Language Requirements To Enroll
WHAT TO EXPECT
Start courses at any time
Study on a schedule that fits your life.
Set aside 1 hour per day
- - or - -
One Day a week.
Learn from respected faculty with advanced degrees and experience
in their fields of study.
Get the support you need for success.
Complete your course
in as little as 30-days
or up to 90-days.
Northwind offers a new style of online learning: Guided Education
When thinking about a seminary course, the common image is a professor in the front of a room, lecturing, and asking or answering questions. Sometimes facilitating peer learning in small discussion groups. This allows students to learn in a very direct way, but it is not the only way to teach. Northwind Theological Seminary courses are designed for the individual student who is taking a course anywhere (wifi available), anytime (at the student’s pace), on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone).
The Pedagogy or teaching philosophy at Northwind is Guided Education. Faculty-Mentors vet resources,
organize learning, and guide students in Video-Lecture Courses, Tutorial Courses, & Oxford-Style Courses.
Center for Leadership
& Specialized Ministry
Rev. Dr. Robert J. Duncan, Jr., Center Director
Senior Faculty and Professor of Leadership and Ministry
Founding President Northwind Institute | Seminary
FEATURED SPECIALIZED MINITRY DEGREES:
Faith-Based Non-Profit Leadership
Intersectional Church Leadership
Center for Theology,
Spirituality, & Ministry
Rev. Michael J. Christensen, Ph.D., Center Director
Senior Faculty and Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation
Academic Dean and Program Director for Romantic Theology
Doctor in Theology & Ministry - in Romantic Theology
Doctor in Specialized Ministry: Spiritual Formation
Doctor in Contextual Ministry : Faith-Based Community
Open and Relational Theology
Dr. Thomas J Oord, Ph.D., Center Director
Senior Faculty and Professor of Open and Relational Theology
Noted theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies
Best-selling and award-winning author and editor of over 25 books, including: God Can’t.
Doctor in Theology & Ministry: Open & Relational Theology
Center for Archaeology
and Biblical Studies
Rev. Carl E. Savage, Ph.D., Center Director
Senior Faculty and Professor of Archeology and Biblical Studies
Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies.
Doctor in Theology & Ministry: Biblical Studies
Doctor in Theology & Ministry: Biblical Languages
Doctor in Contextual Ministry: Christian Pilgrimage
Center for New Testament
Thomas E. Phillips, Ph.D., MLS, M.Div., M.A., Center Director
Senior Faculty and Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics
Dr. Phillips is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. He is the author of numerous books and articles.
Doctor in Theology & Ministry:
Contemporary New Testament Study and Interpretation
Center for Innovation in
Global Theology & Ministry
Rev. Dennis Cheek, Ph.D., Center Director
Senior Faculty and Professor of Global Theology & Ministry
Dr.Cheek's interdisciplinary leadership, research, and activities have focused on creativity, all levels of formal education, entrepreneurship, innovation, nonprofits, philanthropy, professional development, theology, and science, technology, and society.
Master in Contextual Ministry: Global Theology
Doctor in Contextual Ministry: Global Theology
Rev. Dr. Dan Kroger, Center Director
Dan has been an Adjunct Professor of Liturgy at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary and an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Ministry at Drew University.
Master in Contextual Ministry: Ecumenical Studies
Doctor in Contextual Ministry: Ecumenical Studies
Local Church Ministry
Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran, Center Director
Core Faculty and Professor of Pastoral Ministry
He is the Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains. Steve directs the ABCUSA Ordination Track for second-career and bi-vocational clergy at both Northwind Institute and Northwind Seminary.
Master in Pastoral Ministry
Doctor in Pastoral Ministry