Bachelor of

Christian Ministry


Bachelor's Degrees designed for working adults engaged in Ministry


At Northwind Seminary our faith-based degree completion programs are designed to fit into your
lifestyle, family, work, and ministry.  There are no semesters at NTS, start your course anywhere, anytime, on any device. 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 90 days.

The average online bachelor's degree ranges from $38,496 to $60,593 in total program tuition cost, according to

U.S. News data of ranked Best Online Bachelor's Programs. Tuition at public online bachelor's degrees for in-state students costs on average $38,496, and $54,183 for out-of-state students. According to a U.S. News and World Report article by Devon Haynie, the average price that students pay for online classes is $282 per credit hour. This puts the price of taking 12 credit hours worth of classes, which is generally a full course load, at around $3,400 a semester. [>Education>Online Colleges]

NTS Tuition for the BA Degree Completion Program is just $100 per credit hour.


This is a savings of 65% or $182 per credit hour compared to the average price of $282 per credit for in-state students taking online classes in public online bachelor's degrees.

This is a savings of 78% or $351 per credit hour compared to the average price of $451 per credit for in-state students taking online classes in private online bachelor's degrees.

NTS BA Degree Completions students can bring up to 90 credits of previous coursework, ministry, work, training, & military experience. That leaves only 30 credits which can be completed in as little as 5 months for only $3000 in tuition!

This degree has been designed for those interested in local church ministry.

Traditional seminary college degrees are often out of reach due to work, family, geography, or finances.

Our degree is offered 100% online featuring video-based micro-lectures, ZOOM video-conferencing, and tutorial formats.

The Diploma reads:

Bachelor of Arts

Christian Ministry

Program Costs



Application Fee : Waived

Enrollment Fee  : $300.00

Library Fee         : Waived

Graduation Fee : $300.00


$100.00 Per Credit Hour

Faculty-Mentor Directed

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

Capstone Experience

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

Online and Flexible

Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each course can be completed within 30 to 90 days.



The 120 credit hour course of study includes:

Foundation Courses

18 Credit Hours

Six 3-credit hour courses:


Freshman Seminar

Old Testament

New Testament

Church History

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Tutorial Courses 

72 Credit Hours


Three 6-credit courses

Biblical Studies

Three 6-credit courses

Christian Education

Three 6-credit courses

Christian Worship

Three 6-credit courses

Missional Church​

Practicum Experience  

12 Credit Hours

Two 6-credit Practicums

Church Ministry Practicum

Missional Church Practicum

Pinnacle Experience

18 Credit Hours

Three 6-credit hour courses

Pinnacle Report

Pinnacle Project

Pinnacle Paper



Ministry Experience may be applied to the course requirements following an evaluation of those experiences.

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Pathway to Ministry

The Pathway to Ministry program is designed for those who are currently engaged in ministry and need to complete their bachelor's degree.  


Experienced ministry mentors will personally guide you through a range of options that can help you transfer up to 75% of the credits required for your degree. 


Request a free transfer-of-credit evaluation today!.