Program & Classes


Here are the basics:
  • Attend two 1.5 hr classes each Thursday taught by Northside ministers and qualified guest leaders.
  • Receive weekly hands-on experience, serving with a minister/director in a practicum.
  • Attend 1-2 conferences per year with Northside ministry staff.
  • Meet with a mentor 4 times/year to provide support and assess progress.
  • Participate in a short-term mission trip in the second half of the second year.


Bible - Thursdays, 5-6:30pm, Room 101
Bible is taught as a 2-year class, using the Discipleship Curriculum (DC).   The class covers a wide range of studies, including:

  • Old and New Testament studies
  • The Life of Christ
  • Biblical Doctrine and Difficult Issues
  • Bible, Church, and Christian History
  • Denominations, World Religions, and Cults
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Practical Application of the Bible

LifeSkills - Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm, Fireside Room
LifeSkills class is offered in year one and teaches the essential life skills to build a solid foundation for any career pursuit.

  • Discover God’s plan for this world and His will for your life
  • Discover your unique spiritual gifts, God-given talents, and personality with assessment tools to determine the best career path and ministry for you
  • Receive an overall understanding of various ministries and ministry career options
  • Learn how to manage personal finances
  • Learn how to build effective lasting relationships
  • Learn effective communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills

Leadership Development - Fireside Room

This year-two class trains students to become effective leaders in any career or ministry.

  • Develop the characteristics and qualities of an effective and godly leader
  • Learn management vs leadership
  • Learn how to impact, influence, and motivate others
  • Learn how to lead through change, conflict, and failure
  • Learn how to build, lead, and keep a team
  • Learn how to recruit, train, and work with volunteers