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Seminary Associations

Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS)

North Park Theological Seminary is part of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), an organization formed to permit cross registration of students from participating seminaries.

Members of the ACTS Consortium

  • Catholic Theological Union
  • Chicago Theological Seminary (United Church of Christ)
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (United Methodist Church)
  • Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (ELCA)
  • McCormick Theological Seminary (Presbyterian Church (USA))
  • Meadville/Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist Association)
  • North Park Theological Seminary (Evangelical Covenant Church)
  • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal Church)
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Evangelical Free Church of America)
  • University of St. Mary of the Lake (Roman Catholic)

Northside Chicago Theological Institute (NCTI)

North Park Theological Seminary participates in the Northside Chicago Theological Institute (NCTI), which offers two residential seminars each year to provide students and faculty with opportunities to engage in theological reflection in an ecumenical context. These courses are open to students of all ACTS schools.

Members of NCTI

  • North Park Theological Seminary (Evangelical Covenant Church)
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (United Methodist Church)
  • Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Episcopal Church)
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Evangelical Free Church of America)
  • University of St. Mary of the Lake (Roman Catholic)

Seminary Stewardship Alliance

In 2013, North Park Theological Seminary joined Blessed Earth's Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God's creation. With more than 20 partner institutions, the Alliance works to catalyze sustainable practices in seminaries, advance scholarship on creation care, and nourish dialog within and among seminaries. 

Hispanic Summer Program

North Park Theological Seminary is a member-school of the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP), an ecumenical organization that annually offers two-week intensive courses during the summer primarily for Latino/a students. Courses are conducted in Spanish or English by qualified Latino and Latina instructors and at a different member seminary each summer. Member schools, summer courses offered, and the application process for students interested in taking courses through HSP can be found online.

Seminary Associations