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Christ Institute of Theology

Northwind Seminary's Master's Degree Completion program is designed for working adults engaged in Ministry with the Christ Institute of Theology


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.


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.


Christ Institute of Theology (C.I.T.) engages its mission of formation and transformation of students for lay and ordained ministry, biblical studies, public vocational service and a life of continued theological pursuit.



Master in Specialized Ministry


COURSE of STUDY - 30 Credits

3 credits - Ordination or Commission

3 credits - Ministry Experience


6 credits - Pastoral Ministry Seminar



6 credits - Capstone Research Methods

6 credits - Capstone Research Course

6 credits - Capstone Paper Course


Faculty Mentors:

Rev. Robert J. Duncan, Jr. DMin
Professor of Leadership & Specialized Ministry

Bishop David  M Maldonado

CIT Executive Director

NTS Visiting Faculty

Bishop Maldonado is a third-generation Pentecostal pastor who began preaching within the Hispanic Christian community at age thirteen, licensed to preach in 1992, and ordained in 1996. He first attended the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops in 2005.

Bishop Maldonado was consecrated as Bishop in the Lord’s Church during the fifteenth African American Pentecostal Joint College of Bishop’s Congress on March 26, 2008.

As an emergent leader, Bishop Maldonado serves the House of Bishops for the Pentecostal Churches of Christ, lending oversight to its Southern Jurisdiction. As ministerial practitioner He is the founding bishop of Christ International Fellowship; an inter-denominational network of churches and ministry leaders within the United States and throughout Latin American.


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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