Program & Classes


Here are the basics:
  • Attend two 1.5 hr classes each Thursday taught by Northside pastors and qualified guest instructors.
  • Students will have weekly homework/reading assignments and come prepared to discuss in class.
  • Students will serve 100 hours of ministry service to receive valuable hands-on ministry experience.
  • Students who complete the program (classes + practicum) receive up to $450* voucher to participate in a Northside short-term mission trip. (*based on attendance)


Practical Ministry/Leadership Development -
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45pm

Semester one:  Practical Ministry

  • Receive an overall understanding of various ministries and ministry career options
  • 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
  • Learn spiritual disciplines for a healthy spiritual life

Semester two:  Leadership Development

  • Develop the characteristics and qualities of an effective and godly leader
  • Learn how to be an emotionally healthy leader
  • Learn from various pastors & Christian leaders
  • 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
  • Complete a leadership project to experience church/Christian leadership

Bible Class -
Thursdays, 6-7:30pm

Semester One:

  • Intro to the Bible
  • Overview of the Old Testament
  • History of Israel

Semester Two:

  • Overview of the New Testament
  • Life of Christ
  • Church and Christian History