Calendar & Time Commitment

2018-2019 Term

Starts August 23, 2018 and concludes on May 23, 2019.  The class calendar is coordinated with local school schedules for spring/fall breaks and holidays.

2018-2019 Detailed Class Schedule available soon.

Two 1.5 hr classes are offered each week on Thursdays:
  3:15-4:45pm   Life Skills / Leadership (1.5 hrs)
  5-6:30pm   Bible/DC (1.5 hrs)

Download the 2017-2018 Class Schedule


Time Commitment

Beyond the 3 hours of class, expect 6-8 hours of homework each week.  Much of this is reading, workbook, a few short papers and presentations, and Bible verse memorization.  Completion of the program is based on class participation and homework completion, rather than a letter grade.

Beginning the second half of the first year, students will be paired with a Northside minister for 6-9 hours per week for a practicum where the student receives valuable hands-on experience and training in a specialized area of ministry.  Most of these hours will be on the weekends.  Scheduling is determined by the supervising minister/director.

Time Breakdown

1.5 hrs Bible Class
1.5 hrs LifeSkills/Leadership Class
5 hrs Bible homework
1-3 hrs LifeSkills/Leadership homework/reading
6-9 hrs Apprenticeship
15-20 hrs total