Regional Hybrid Courses
Earn a certificate or start on a master's degree
Through our innovative regional programs, you can now take classes where you live, work, and worship in Santa Barbara or Seattle. Courses are a hybrid of online and intensive study.
Foundational Courses Certificate
This four-course certificate is designed for those who are starting Seminary studies or who are involved in the credentialing process with the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). You will take courses in church history, theology, Old Testament, and New Testament. Learn more about the certificate application process.
All of the classes in the Foundational Courses Certificate program can be a head start on a master's degree from North Park Theological Seminary.
In order to complete a degree, you can continue coursework through a combination of online and on-campus classes. Depending on the degree, you will only need to complete 14 to 30 credit hours in Chicago to fulfill residency requirements. Contact Seminary admissions for more information about this option.
For those interested in pursuing credentialed ministry with the ECC, the four foundational courses fulfill part of the basic requirements for licensing and ordination. Note that these are not the same as those offered for Covenant Orientation. For more information about seeking a permanent credential with the ECC, please contact the Department of the Ordered Ministry.
Choose from several program options:
Priority Application Deadlines
Fall courses are in session from the beginning of the academic term in August through December each year. Spring courses are in session from January through May. You must register before the start of each semester.
Regional courses are a hybrid of online and intensive study, with coursework beginning at the start of each term:
- Pre-class: Reading, papers, exams, and ministry-related discussion with your professor and peers
- Classroom instruction: Three to five full days of intensive lectures and interaction
- Post-class: Papers, exams, and ministry-related projects to solidify what you've been learning
Obtaining your graduate certificate or degree from the Seminary is affordable. Combining the Seminary's high-quality education with our attractive tuition and generous financial aid opportunities means that the Seminary offers one of the best values in graduate theological education.
Regional Course Schedule
Location: Covenant Midwinter Conference
Spring 2014 (January 27 to January 31, 2014)
THEO 6330: Christian Theology
An introduction to the doctrines, methods, and tasks of Christian theology, seeking active appropriation of Christian faith in the context of the church and world. History is a prerequisite.
- For persons seeking to fulfill one of the core 4 requirements for credentialing and/or gain 3 hours of graduate credit in theology.
- Days and Times: Monday: 2:00–5:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am–3:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am–2:00 pm.
- Instructors: Michelle Clifton Soderstrom, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, North Park Theological Seminary, and Armida Belmonte Stevens, adjunct faculty at North Park University and North Park Theological Seminary
Location: Community Covenant Church
Fall 2013 (August 26 to December 13, 2013)
THEO 6330: Christian Theology
An introduction to the doctrines, methods, and tasks of Christian theology, seeking active appropriation of Christian faith in the context of the church and world.
Intensive Dates: November 8–9
Instructor: Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics
Spring 2014 (January 12 to May 9, 2014)
BIBL 5150: Interpreting the New Testament I
An introduction of the Gospel, giving attention to hermeneutics, critical interpretations, historical background, the characteristics and message of each Gospel, and Jesus' life and teaching.
Intensive Dates: February 7–8
Instructor: Jay Phelan, Senior Professor of Theological Studies
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