School of Ministry Application
The School of Ministry is an inexpensive one-year program that equips college age and adults to become effective Christian leaders in any field where God might call them to serve.  The program provides a solid Bible education, trains in practical ministry, equips for leadership, and provides the opportunity for hands-on training with specialized Northside ministries.

Program Overview

Students will take two 1.5 hour classes per week on Thursday afternoon/evenings during the school year--one Bible class, and one practical ministry/leadership development class.   In addition, students will complete a practicum of 100 hours of ministry service to gain valuable hands-on ministry experience.

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Who Can Attend

This program is offered to college age and adults who want to give their lives to Christian ministry, whether vocationally or as a high capacity volunteer leader, but don't see the traditional 4-year Bible college or seminary degree as a viable option.  This program is doable for those working full-time or taking 12 hours or less of local college classes.  

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Students can attend the International Conference on Missions (ICOM) in November, and may have the opportunity to join a ministry team to attend a leadership conference.  Upon completion of the program, including practicums, the graduate will earn a Northside School of Ministry certificate and a scholarship of up to $450* towards a Northside short-term mission trip.  Completion of the program might even help land a ministry internship or job.

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$500 per semester covers all books/resources, classroom instruction, conferences, practicum, and special SOM events/activities.

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2023-2024 term starts August 24, 2023 and concludes on May 2, 2024.  Calendars are coordinated with local school schedules for spring/fall breaks and holidays.

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Contact Us

Doug Newland, SOM Dean
(812) 542-4057
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Julie Probst, Outreach Assistant
(812) 542-4070
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