Seminary Update – June 2020
During this time we want to keep you informed of all that is taking place at North Park Theological Seminary. This summer is a busy time as we have concluded an eventful spring semester, are in the middle of a revised summer semester, and are actively planning for the fall. Please read this update from our Dean, Rev. Dr. David W. Kersten, to stay informed of the many exciting things taking place at NPTS.
About the Seminary
Central to North Park’s mission is the development of the whole person while studying at the seminary. We believe that theological education is not only about courses in Bible, theology, history, or ministry, but also about providing the tools you need to be missionally effective across cultural, economic, geographic, and gender lines.
Students come to the North Park for the way we combine spiritual formation, intentional community, academic rigor, and intercultural social justice. We offer pathways for full- or part-time study, in both main campus and distance learning formats. Our Admissions Office will be glad to work with you personally to complete your application, arrange a campus visit, and estimate your costs. If you think the Seminary may be right for you, we urge you to get in touch. We will be glad to help you every step of the way.
North Park Theological Seminary offers 4 traditional degrees, 6 dual-degree combinations with Business and Nonprofit Management, and 8 graduate certificate programs. We interweave theology, bible, ministry, spiritual formation, and diversity courses into each degree. Our certificates focus in on a specific area of ministry and can be done alone or paired with a degree. Our faculty is committed to your success and combines outstanding academic qualifications with practical experience and spiritual strength.
At North Park Theological Seminary, our long-standing commitment to keeping theological education affordable is part of who we are. We work hard to provide a tuition rate that reflects the cost of attending the seminary and provide an array of scholarship and financial aid options. Starting Fall 2017 we are offering an interest free loan in partnership with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Learn more about our robust financial aid options to see how seminary can be affordable for you.
Field Education is a companion to your classroom work at North Park Theological Seminary. These experiences give further context to your studies, help you develop skills for interpersonal relationships in a ministry context, provide practice in communication skills, and develop your insights into ministry organization and procedure. You may also find that your Field Education experiences open your eyes in new ways to areas in which you can grow while strengthening your sense of Christian vocation.
At North Park Theological Seminary, we prepare you to answer your call to ministry through our academic curriculum and the spiritual and practical formation that comes with participating in the community here. We will help you develop habits of study, prayer, reading, health, and fellowship while walking alongside others having a similar experience. Whether you study with us on campus or online, you’ll become an intricate part of our community life.
In this community, you’ll have the opportunity to incorporate what you’re learning into all of who you are. You will become a “smarter” theologian while continuing your development as a person who lives out the gospel.
School of Restorative Arts
Housed in Stateville Correctional Center and run through NPTS, the SRA offers an MA in Christian Ministry with a Restorative Arts track allowing free and incarcerated students to study together. The foci of the program include positive race relations and cultural differences, non-violent communication, deepening of one’s faith, servant leadership, and much more. Learn more about this unique program and contribute to the financial sustainability of it through the links below.