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Pastor Pathway

Northwind Seminary's ABCUSA Pastor Degree  Completion program is designed for ABCUSA Pastors who have completed a Regional Course of Study

Northwind Seminary's Master's Degree Completion program is designed for working adults engaged in Ministry.

Our students take one course at a time and study at their own pace completing courses in as little as 30 days and a maximum of 120 days.


NTS Master Degree Completion students can bring up to 6 credits of previous coursework and Ministry, business, & military experience. 

Students with less than 6 credits of coursework or experience take courses from Northwind Institute that transfer to Northwind Seminary.

Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Leroy Thompson
Professor of Pastoral Ministry

COURSE of STUDY - 30 Credits

$ 1000.00 USD


3 credits - Ordination or Commission

3 credits - Ministry Experience

$  1000.00 USD

6 credits - Pastoral Ministry Seminar

$3600.00 USD

6 credits - Capstone Research Methods

6 credits - Capstone Research Course


6 credits - Capstone Paper Course


$300 Acceptance Fee

$600 Annual Student Fee

$300 Graduation Fee

Dr, Thompson is an experienced Pastor and leader in higher education.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University and has served as a Program Coordinator for Drew's Doctor of Ministry Degree.

He served many roles at Bacone College in the areas of Admission, Advancement, and Academics. 

As a valued member of the Bacone Faculty, he was instrumental in several HLC Accreditation visits.

During his tenure at Bacne, Leroy developed a vast network of churches and leaders committed to ABCUSA Ministry.


The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.


Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Capstone Project that addresses a Need or Opportunity in their ministry context.


Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each 3-credit course can be completed within 30 to 90 days. Each 6-credit course can be completed in 60-120 days.

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