FAQ

Why should I choose North Central Theological Seminary?

For first time initial subscribers, national and regional accreditation from a commission or agency recognized by the United States Department of Education is a five-year process from initial application to certification. The majority of online seminaries do not seek, do not intend to seek, and are not preparing their institutions for national or regional accreditation readiness. The North Central Theological Seminary, however, is in the process of preparing. While many of these seminaries provide average to good education for those seeking of a Christian vocation, their choice not to seek governmental recognized accreditation may be due to separation of church and state. The North Central Theological Seminary’s faculty recruitment, record retention, academic curriculum, and financial stability are being managed for national accreditation readiness. Annual tuition fees for nationally or regionally accredited seminaries and Christian universities range from $18,000.00 – $35,000.00. If your intention is to use your degree to pursue a Christian vocation and you simply can’t afford these high tuition rates, the North Central Theological seminary is your best option. We offer subsidized scholarship programs to cover 75% of your tuition, thus taking the burden off your out-of-pocket cost. We offer these subsidized scholarships to help us maintain a healthy annual student average due to our national accreditation preparedness. We advise you to first do your due diligence in searching for the institution most appropriate for you. If, however, you find a seminary that is not currently regionally or nationally accredited and is not planning to do so, or you can’t afford the high tuition at a regionally or nationally accredited institution, then we ask that you enroll here at the North Central Theological Seminary for a no obligation evaluation.

How Many Enrolled Students at  North Central Theological Seminary? 

Over 1540 Enrolled Students, breaking down as follows:

60% from the United States, 30% from Europe, and 10% from

Africa. Majority of our enrolled students are senior pastors seeking

their Masters or Doctorate; M.Th., D.min, ThD.

CURRENT ACCREDITATION

Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries

3426 Bridgeland Drive
Bridgeton, Missouri63044

  

Accredited by World Wide Accrediting Commission of Christian Educational Institutions.
Richmond, VA 22224 USA

 

Accredited by Accrediting commission for Bibical Higher Education.
Spring, TX 77379

 

Minnesota State Attorney General’s: Under the umbrella of PJEA, North Central Theological Seminary maintains an “ACTIVE” status with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, “To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to provide Christian education…” The office of Minnesota Attorney General is located at: 1400 Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota Street,Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101.

  

Minnesota State Government Board of Higher Education  Recognition: North Central Theological Seminary is recognized and authorized as a licensure exempt religious degree granting educational Institution by the State of Minnesota Department of Higher Education, under Minnesota Statute MN § 136A.657. State of Minnesota Department of Higher Education is located at 1450 Energy Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108.

 

Do you require on-campus attendance?

All our degree programs are online.

 

Do you offer financial aid?

Subsidized Scholarship is available.

 

Do I need to buy my books?

We provide your textbooks online for free. However, you may opt out

of the free online books and purchase the assigned textbooks at our

book store. This option is for U.S. and Europe students only.

 

Do you award Credit for Life Experience?

No! However, you are free to request an evaluation if your life experience is directly related to your studies.

Do we accept credits transfer from other institution?

We do accept up to 42 credit transfer towards the completion of a 120 credit bachelor’s degree from an accredited school. However, we do not accept credit transfers for Master or Doctorate degree programs.

 

What denomination is North Central Theological Seminary affiliated with?

North Central Theological Seminary is non-denominational.

 

What is North Central Theological Seminary’s Statement of Faith?

North Central Theological Seminary believes the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

 

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Ordination

Does North Central Theological Seminary provide ordinations?

North Central Theological Seminary graduating students may seek ordination through PJEA. However, ordinations are restricted only to those graduating students or ministers that wish to conduct their Ministry under the charter of the PJEA “Chambers of the Friends of God”. Your Ministry will be granted the authority to operate as an independent and self-governing Ministry in accordance with our doctrine, PJEA will retain the right to terminate both your charter and ordination for impropriety and bad moral conduct and or for violation of our doctrine.

 

Job Placement

Does North Central Theological Seminary help its graduating students with job placement?

Based on the superior quality of our degree programs, our faculty, our students’ library, and the extremely low tuition or donation we ask for you to complete your studies at North Central Theological Seminary, it is obvious from all indications that our purpose is not to make money but to create a body of well-educated Christians to win the world for Christ. To this end, it is the collective responsibility of every agency, staff, faculty member, and student affiliated with North Central Theological Seminary to help graduating students of North Central Seminary find employment domestically or internationally within the Body of Christ. The North Central Theological Seminary job placement office does this by matching graduating students’ abilities through online placement interviews. The Job Placement office also tests applicants for the purpose of achieving suitable job placements where there is a good match between the needs of our national and international contacts in the Body of Christ and our graduating students’ desires and qualifications.

 

International Students’ Job Opportunities at North Central Theological Seminary:

North Central Theological Seminary does help its students outside of the United States find jobs within the Body of Christ either in their own countries or internationally. Should we find a suitable job for any of our graduating international students, working with them to successfully obtaining H1B visa sponsorship in Ministry is very achievable, but it requires planning ahead and taking a few extra steps. We will work with our graduating international students to find jobs and obtain working visas in any country of their desire around the world. North Central Theological Seminary will provide many proven, effective and reliable services, strategies, techniques, tools and resources that when integrated and combined together, work in unison to increase our foreign graduating students’ chances in finding employment and required visas to work within the Body of Christ outside their country of origin.

We take Job Placement so seriously, our Chancellor declares:

 

“Meanwhile, our promise to God not only to educate you, but also to help you with job placement and remain by your side in your continued fulfillment of self-actualization bears witness that we are only as good as your success, to prove that it is for you that we live.”

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