The Seminary Experience
The benefits of the North Park experience are many. Here are our top ten.
With a low teacher-student ratio, you will engage in dialogue with your professors and classmates and develop relationships that last a lifetime.
We take the Bible seriously. It will be the focus of your studies, giving you a grounding that will serve you well wherever ministry takes you.
Practical Ministry Emphasis
You will receive high-caliber training in hands-on ministry whether you are pursuing the pastorate, youth ministry, Christian education, missions, or the nonprofit sector.
Academically Capable, Pastorally Sensitive
North Park's nationally known faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and ministry experience to the classroom, giving you the benefit of interacting with scholars with pastoral sensitivity.
Evangelical and Open
North Park Theological Seminary is both warmly evangelical and open to theological exploration. You will find room to grow in an environment of openness committed to historic Christian faith.
Spiritual Formation Emphasis
The Seminary is committed to your spiritual growth. Spiritual formation is integrated into the whole curriculum. You will personally benefit from an environment where your relationship to God is of utmost importance, and your ministry will draw on both theological insight and spiritual maturity.
Field Education Opportunities
In preparation for pastoral ministry, you will graduate with ministry experience after participating in the equivalent of a full-year internship.
With ten seminaries at your doorstep, you can cross-register for courses, use a wide range of theological libraries, and attend seminars led by world-class scholars and religious leaders. The Seminary is a member of the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), offering you the opportunity of urban ministry studies. Chicago also offers you and your spouse excellent work and ministry experience right where the people are.
Communal Life-Support System
Because of the personal nature of the Seminary, you will develop friendships and working relationships that will support you after graduation. We also have an active Partners in Ministry program for spouses.
Sharing a Campus with a University
The Seminary is enriched because we share a campus with the whole of North Park University. You will have the opportunity to participate in dual degrees, cultural and sports events, work-study, and the College's acclaimed Urban Outreach program.