Nonprofit Leadership Minor | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Department of Christian Ministries
Nonprofit Leadership Minor
Student working with nonprofit organization
Department of Christian Ministries

Nonprofit Leadership Minor

  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

Prepare to lead nonprofit organizations alongside fellow Christians who have been called to serve around the world. The nonprofit leadership minor combines ministry and business courses to provide real life experience with nonprofit organizations.

Our Nonprofit Leadership minor can be added to a variety of ministry majors or to any number of other majors at Northwestern. Our vision is to equip those who have a special calling to work in nonprofit contexts with the ethical and relational, managerial, and missional skills that they need in order to thrive in their work. We are committed to raising up graduates who can provide Christian leadership in a variety of local and international nonprofit contexts. Christian Service, Ministry Internships, and Intercultural Studies internships can also be completed as a part of this minor.

What will you learn?

You will learn practical business and ministry skills to help you provide spiritual, relational, and managerial leadership in your organization.

Some classes include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Ministry in a Globalized World
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Leadership in Ministry
  • Grant Writing
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I've been very impressed with how the professors handled tough topics that have come up from a Christian perspective. They don’t shy away from hard topics, and they address them with the awareness that there are real people at stake, not theoretical.

Meet your professors

Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.

Meet the entire department

John Easterling, D.Miss., D.Min.

Professor of Intercultural Studies

John Easterling has been teaching at University Northwestern – St. Paul since the fall of 1988. Prior to...

Dale Lemke, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries

Prior to teaching at Northwestern, Dr. Lemke was an Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership at Crown...

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Nazareth Hall, N4141
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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