Vocational Development


Psychological Preparation for Ministry

As you enter Seminary, you'll participate in a few assessments to evaluate your readiness for seminary studies and ministry, your cultural competency, and to discover areas where you can continue to grow and learn. Learn more.

Bible Exam

Bible Exam

In your first semester at North Park Theological Seminary, you must pass a 30-question Bible exam to demonstrate your survey knowledge of people, places, dates, and books of the Bible. Learn more.

Course Schedules

Degree Candidacy Evaluation

Early in your degree program, you'll complete a set of learning goals and meet with a faculty team to talk about your progress and academic performance. This conversation will help identify if you are in the right program, provide encouragement for the areas in which you are doing well, and identify areas where you may need additional work. Learn more.

Voc Ex

Vocational Excellence and Field Education

Alongside your academic coursework and components of vocational development, you'll complete Field Education requirements to gain hands-on experience and practical skills for ministry. One of these, Vocational Excellence, is an intensive course to specifically address issues of vocational identity and healthy professional patterns. Learn more.

Degree Tracking

End of Studies Evaluation

As you enter your final year of studies at North Park Theological Seminary, you'll again meet with a faculty committee to reflect on your progress and think about your next steps. Learn more.

Call to Ministry

Call to Ministry Process

For students anticipating ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church, the Call to Ministry process will guide you through completing your minister's profile and meeting with key leaders in the denomination so that you are ready to accept a call to ministry following graduation. Learn more.

Financial Health Counseling

Financial Health Counseling

Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Seminary is able to assist you in proactively addressing the financial concerns that come with getting a seminary education. Learn more.