In this course, students enter into the ongoing conversation on the nature of God’s restorative grace in human life, with a particular focus on the church as the people of God. Through a focus on the theological perspectives of the Catholic and Protestant Reformations and the Great Awakening, the course moves toward contemporary understandings and application of such questions as to how people come into a restored relationship with God and what it means to be to people of God in today’s world.
At Northeastern Seminary, you will deepen your understanding of Scripture and connect it with your God-given passion to serve your community. You receive an accredited theological education that is built on the solid foundation of the Gospel and tailored to support your unique calling to Christian ministry. Courses incorporate a deep sensitivity to spiritual direction, which equips you to bring understanding and new vision to your path in Christian ministry and leadership.
Through a flexible curriculum, you can earn a seminary degree through fully online coursework or at our campus located at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
Applying to a Northeastern Seminary’s Masters degree program is an opportunity to further your ministry and deepen your understanding of theology. All of our Christian masters programs feature a stackable curriculum that breaks down your degree into manageable certificates, the option to attend seminary online, and a thoughtful focus on spiritual formation.
Northeastern Seminary offers graduate-level programs that can be completed through evening classes in Rochester, New York, or fully online. Support your calling through our programs, including:
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts in Theological Studies
- Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership
- Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice
- Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation
- Master of Arts in Ministry Practice
- Dual Degrees in Theological Studies/Divinity and Social Work
Doctor of Ministry Admissions
Northeastern Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program is designed for experienced church leaders interested in further study beyond a Master of Divinity or other master’s degree. A Doctor of Ministry degree is the highest professional degree for ordained persons seeking to enhance their career in Christian ministry with deep spiritual reflection and academic research opportunities.
Northeastern Seminary’s D.Min program is a combination of convenient online coursework and two brief residencies in Rochester, NY, offering the opportunity to deeply engage with the Seminary’s community and resources. Take the next step toward transforming your Christian ministry career by learning more about the D.Min admission eligibility requirements.
Rooted in biblical and historic Christian faith, Northeastern Seminary prepares Christ-centered women and men for faithful, effective service to the church and the world.
Women In Leadership: Historical And Biblical Perspectives
This course explores the lives and roles of women throughout church history. It examines the historical and social contexts of various women leaders identified as having an impact on theology, biblical interpretation, cultural influence, and social justice. Individual women’s lives will be discussed in terms of their response to God’s call, their commitment to leadership development, and their contributions to the overall Christian church.
Suffering, Pain, And Evil: A Theological Response
Those in ministry must often respond to the following question: “Why did God allow that horrible event—that tragic accident, that terrible betrayal, that intense suffering—to happen?” After outlining the various responses (theodicies) available to Christians, this course will discuss how best to help those asking “why” determine what these responses have to offer. Included among the texts read will be the book of Job.
Stackable Curriculum Designed For Formational Education
Develop the skills and training you need with the flexibility of selecting the courses that best fit your calling with Northeastern Seminary's stackable curriculum. Choose the courses that fit your ministry, online or onsite in Rochester, NY, to earn a graduate certificate within one year. Continue adding courses to earn a Master of Arts degree after two years, or a Master of Divinity after the third year.*
Design a customized course of study or choose a prepared competency to earn a Certificate in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry after your first year of study.
Continue your education with another stackable block of courses to receive a Master of Arts degree in Ministry Practice, Theological Studies, Theology & Social Justice, Spiritual Formation, or Transformational Leadership.
Assemble multiple, stackable competency blocks to earn your Master of Divinity with a concentration in Advanced Biblical Studies, Spiritual Formation, Social Justice, Leadership, or another area of your choice.
A Doctor of Ministry degree is the highest professional degree for ordained persons seeking to enhance their career in Christian ministry with deep spiritual reflection and academic research opportunities.