Northern Students

Supervised Ministry

Northern Seminary believes the Church needs skilled ministers who know God and respond to God in ministry, which is reflective of the character and nature of Christ. Through the Supervised Ministry program, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry students have the opportunity to serve and learn under the guidance of seasoned ministers. The interplay of action and reflection helps students critically evaluate their ministry styles and verify their calling to Christian Ministry.

The Supervised Ministry program at Northern consists of the following parts (See also 1. Supervised Ministry Flow Chart):

  1. Supervised Ministry Flow Chart
  2. Formation for Christian Ministry
  3. Internship I and II *
  4. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) */Internship III
  5. Integrative Seminar

* Before taking Internship or CPE, students need to complete the online information sessions.

Northern Seminary uses an online platform called Pathwright for some of the Supervised Ministry courses. To learn more, see our page on Pathwright — Supervised Ministry Online.

The Supervised Ministry Office also assists students with finding placements. Check out the current ministry opportunities page for current job postings and contact information for posting an opportunity through the Supervised Ministry Office.