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School of Theology and Ministry

Be equipped to serve God by earning a degree in theology and ministry. Learn valuable skills through local and international internships. Take advantage of opportunities to do research with biblical scholars. Develop your unique talents through our affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees offered on campus or online.

About the School

The School of Theology & Ministry prepares Kingdom leaders who understand and cherish the Scriptures, pursue holy thinking and living, and minister effectively in the church and beyond.

Pursue your calling to serve in church ministry, Christian education, nonprofit leadership, missions, urban outreach, biblical studies and more. Learn from our diverse team of skilled faculty who are active in ministry and research. Consider combining an undergraduate degree with an accelerated master’s degree to save a year of tuition.

The School of Theology and Ministry includes:

As a ministry major, I hope to be an influence in someone’s life through sharing Jesus Christ by taking what I learn and sharing it with them. The classes that I’m taking are opening my mind and eyes to know and learn a lot of things that I’ve never thought ministry could include.

Majors and Programs

Get hands-on experience through local and international internships, leadership opportunities, and participation in theological conferences. Explore study abroad opportunities. Learn to analyze and communicate ideas that matter. Team up with your professors on research projects. Be prepared to serve in church leadership, theological education, nonprofit organizations, philosophy, international work, youth ministry and more. Enjoy rich conversations in a nondenominational setting. Connect with caring and knowledgeable faculty. Make friends for life.


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Joshua, Judges, and Jesus

Northwestern was honored to host an archaeological exhibit featuring artifacts from the time of Joshua, Judges, and Jesus.

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Meet your Professors

Learn from our experienced faculty who are passionate about ministry, research, missions, biblical studies, urban outreach, multicultural engagement, and teaching.

Randy W. Nelson, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Biblical & Theological Studies
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Dale Lemke, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Christian Ministries
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