Advanced Studies in Pastoral Ministry

This diploma program follows the same format as the Doctor of Ministry degree.


  • Academic Courses

  • Research

  • Ministry Project to develop a new or renewed ministry


It has been designed for the Pastor who does not have a Master of Divinity 

Courses in the Theological Studies Certificate Program may be transferred to Northwind Seminary's Master of Contextualized Ministry or Master of Pastoral Ministry Degree Programs.

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This Course explores
new notions and 

approaches to ministry.


Christian Futuring

This course explores Furturing as a new kind tool for ministry planning.


Research Course

This is a course guides the student to research a new notion of ministry  


Ministry Project

A ministry project is planned, designed,
 and implemented.


Academic Policies:



Textbooks are not included in the tuition fees for these courses.


Refund Policy:

100% Refund prior to the course start date & classroom access   

 0% Refund after the course starts or course access

Refund requests must be made within 30 days of course enrollment.


Medical Leave:

Students may request a medical leave which allows a student to return to their studies at a future date.

Enrollment Policies:


Open Enrollment:

Students are required to apply for admission to the Seminary to enroll in a course.

Course Schedule:

Students may start a course at any time.


Course Duration:

Courses may be completed in 30-90 days. After 90 days a grade of Incomplete may be filed requiring an approved extension. Courses not completed within the extension period will receive a grade of F.


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