Our program requires an application and successful completion of a Pre-Assessment appointment led by Fellowship of Evangelical Churches personnel, held during the summer prior to beginning the program in the Fall Semester or in October-November to enroll and begin in the Spring Semester. As aforementioned, application for the Master of Arts in General Ministry with Lincoln Christian University is a separate application. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.
A prospective student can apply at any time. Fall entry into the program is preferred.
Once the applications are approved, and the pre-assessment is completed, students will learn of their admission status within two weeks.
Computer literacy is helpful but not required. Lincoln Christian University offers a required “Orientation to LCU” course to familiarize students with the online Canvas portal before you take your first course.
Non-bachelor’s degree students will be admitted at the discretion of Lincoln Christian University on a case by case basis and will likely have additional academic work to complete.
Yes, Northwoods School of Ministry welcomes international students. Currently, English is the only language used, so please take that into consideration.
Yes, women and men are encouraged to participate.
Because we believe very strongly in the value of a Northwoods-distinctive experience in preparation to be participant on a church planting team, it would be very difficult to participate in our program without living in or within short driving distance of Peoria. However, we are willing to have conversation with anyone about their current status before making a final decision.
Yes, but as stated above, we hope that you see the value in the ministry practice and experience gained by serving alongside our Northwoods ministry staff.
That would not be necessary, as long as a student remains in good academic standing.