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Several opportunities to enrich your ministry

North Park Theological Seminary students have just returned from spring break, and the campus is once again busy with activity. Here are a few opportunities happening this spring and summer that we want to share with you:


Certificate Programs

We are offering two graduate certificate programs-spiritual direction and urban ministry-that begin this summer, both of which are designed to help support and strengthen your ministry.

Spiritual Direction: Examine this specialized ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer at our C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction. Benefit from a creative cohort learning community and high-quality instruction to join a growing worldwide network of trained spiritual directors.

Apply online by March 31.

Urban Ministry: Integrate theology and practice to prepare for the changing needs of ministry in an urban setting. On-site summer intensive courses allow you to use Chicago as your classroom, and you’ll have the opportunity to study with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah,a leading scholar and practitioner in multicultural ministry.

Apply online by April 30.

Participate in either certificate program with a cohort group of fifteen to twenty clergy and lay students. You can complete the required 15 semester hours, including on-site summer intensives and online courses, in just over two years.

Tuition is approximately $7,500, and payment plans and limited financial assistance are available. For more information, please contact the Office of Seminary Admissions via email or at (773) 244-6229.

Nyvall Lectures

You’re invited to join us on campus on Thursday, April 18, from 9:00 am to noon, as we host our annual Nyvall Lectures in Isaacson Chapel.

Dr. Willie Jennings, professor at Duke Divinity School, will deliver a two-part lecture entitled, “An Obedient and Loving Church: Toward an Ecclesiology that Matters.” You can attend this lecture either in person or online via live webcast, courtesy of

Songwriting Workshop

We are also offering Songwriting for Christian Worship on Saturday, April 20. Designed with pastors and worship leaders in mind, this hands-on workshop will equip you and others in your congregation with a solid framework for writing powerful, effective songs for worship.

Register online.




Chicago Reload’ Urban Youth Worker Conference at North Park April 6

Chicago Reload

Speakers, workshops highlight event; early registration through April 2

CHICAGO (March 19, 2013) — A youth advocate, author, and corporate vice president, plus a Chicago gang intervention specialist, are keynote speakers at this year’s Chicago Reload, April 6, at North Park University, with the theme “Kingdom-Minded Ministry.” Reload is a daylong continuing education event for urban youth workers, pastors, parents, teenagers, volunteers, and more. It is expected to attract as many as 500 attendees from the Chicago area and Midwest region.

“Chicago Reload is a one-stop shop for people to gather for training and engage in networking that is urban-specific and youth-specific,” said Dr. Daniel White Hodge, director of the University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies (CYMS), and assistant professor of youth ministry. Participants will learn and discuss a wide-range of topics from both academic and experiential points of view, he emphasized. The event also offers participants a chance to be refreshed, hear stories of hope, and meet people engaged in urban and youth ministry, said Alison Burkhardt, CYMS associate director.

Early registration for individuals and groups ends April 2. Walk-inregistration is available April 6 at the North Park Gymnasium.

Chicago Reload keynote speakers are Steve Pemberton and Amy Williams. Pemberton is a child advocate, motivational speaker, and author of A Chance in the World, a personal memoir published in 2012. He is chief diversity officer and divisional vice president for Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill. Pemberton has become recognized as one of the nation’s leaders on matters of diversity and inclusion, and their importance to the growth of the American industrial complex. Forbes named Pemberton one of the top 20 chief diversity officers in corporate America in 2006.

Williams is an 18-year youth ministry veteran, working with teens involved in gangs, youth on probation and parole, and teens in thejuvenile justice system. She is a certified gang intervention specialist who moved into a Latino gang neighborhood in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community to be a “hope dealer” where she does street outreach. Williams has pursued her callings as a youth pastor, reentry coordinator for paroled youth, and mentor trainer and coordinator.

More than 20 workshops are planned throughout the day, including early-morning and concurrent sessions, plus lunchtime forums, said Burkhardt. New workshop offerings focus on veteran workers in urban and youth ministry, “living in Spanish and English,” a workshop that addresses cultural identity for Latino youth, and best practices for working with undocumented youth. There is also a teen leadership track to teach storytelling, communication, and leadership skills.

A Chicago Reload team planned the event. Reload is sponsored by North Park University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies, in partnership with Urban Youth Workers Institute.

For further information or resources, contact John Brooks, Director of Media Relations and News, via email or at (773) 244-5522

Global Student Leadership DEADLINE

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There is no fooling around on April Fool’s Day! ;)

The DEADLINE for the Global Student Leadership programs in Honduras, June 8-16 and in the Dominican Republic, June 29-July 7 is April 1, 2013. The date is fast approaching, so if you know of any students, ages 15–19, who are serious about developing their leadership skills for youth group, the church, and for the kingdom of God, this trip is for them.

The youth groups in Honduras and the Dominican Republic are both very excited about spending a week with students from the USA and developing their leadership skills at the same time. Students from both countries will live together, learn leadership skills together, and create community ministries for Christ together, which will hope will continue long after the event is done. This could be the beginning of some profound annual events which may make a huge impact on youth ministry in the Covenant denomination!

The Global Student Leadership program provides an opportunity for US/Canadian youth to develop their leadership skills in an international cross-cultural setting. They will work in partnership with international youth who seek to develop their leadership skills. This is not a mission trip; students will live, learn, and serve alongside youth from other nations. Teaching and mentoring will be by both North American and international youth leaders. All learning will be done bilingually, in Spanish and English. North American students will live with their international counterparts, attend creative sessions on leadership together, and work together to encourage and enhance local community ministry in the international setting.

All meals, housing, and interpreters will be provided by Merge Ministries. The cost for each trip covers trip set-up, housing, meals, Merge staff, ground transportation, and tourist events.

Download the application or for more information please email or check out the Merge Ministries website.


Why women value Triennial

Watch this video to learn why women value Triennial!

Special appearances by our very own Marti Burger and Aune Carlson!

August 15-18, 2013

San Diego, California

 When women gather, incredible things happen— especially when the gathering involves the diverse and dynamic women of the Covenant! Triennial is a four day conference that offers fellowship, worship, active learning, and fun for all women (ages 18+). Get ready to be equipped, motivated, and encouraged!

For more information on Triennial, check out

Talking About Health

A Dialogue with Health Professionals and Youth Pastors

The journey through adolescence toward adulthood includes both opportunities and challenges for health. The developing adolescent brain is faced with making decision regarding risky actions or healthy behaviors influenced by their social milieu. Youth ministers and health professionals working with adolescents have a unique opportunity to help teenagers weather life’s challenges through addressing physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Given the influence of youth ministers on adolescent lives and the knowledge of health professionals working with youth, this workshop is designed to create a context for dialogue and lay a foundation for collaborative efforts to strengthen the health of adolescents.


Keynote Address: Risk and Resilience

A discussion between neuroscientist Dr. Duke Han and Daniel White Hodge, director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University.


Workshop 1: To Life!: Healthy Living

A dialogue between health professional Christine Smith and youth pastor Min Song

Workshop 1: Mental Health

A dialogue between health professional Robert Auger and youth worker Jen Morales-Crye


Saturday, February 16, 2013

8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Cost: $30 Nursing CEUs available for an additional $15

Participants will be awarded seven contact hours for this CNE activity through North Park University.

Tickets can be reserved now and paid for at the door with check or cash without the credit card fees. Checks should be made out to North Park University. Click “Other Payment Options” then “Pay at Door.”

Scholarship for Undocumented Students

Undocumented students planning to attend (or continue attending) a 2 or 4 year college in the fall of 2013 may apply for an Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship. The Fund offers scholarships of $2,000 towards an Associate’s degree and $6,000 towards a Bachelor’s degree. $100,000 of scholarships have been reserved for JROTC cadets — with roughly $200,000 worth of funds open to non-JROTC students.

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be planning to attend or continue attending college in fall 2013, and submit and application (including essay, high school transcript, parent(s) income tax return, and two letters of recommendation) by mail before March 1st, 2013.

Applications can be downloaded at

CCDA Café at Trinity International University

FRIENDLY REMINDER: CCDA Café is this Thursday, January 31st. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about CCDA or introduce your friends to the philosophy of CCD. Click to RSVP!

  • Meet other people who have a vision to see wholistically restored communities with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation
  • Learn about the philosophy of Christian Community Development (CCD)
  • Meet people from the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and hear the stories of people all over the country who are bearing witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities.
  • Learn about opportunities to be involved in Christian Community Development ministries in your community
  • Join Trinity’s 2013-14 CCDA Academic Chapter

Trinity International University, Waybright Center, Melton Hall

2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

Date & Time
Thursday, January 31, 2013

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Summer Gig

Would you like to spend the summer making a difference?

Merge is going to have a big summer in 2013! They will need a full summer staff to be able to support all of the teams going. Merge will need people based in Mexico, Guatemala and in the Dominican Republic. They are looking for interpreters, construction supervisors and food coordinators/people ministry assistants. This is a great opportunity for college students who have a passion for missions, demonstrate leadership skills, and a desire to work with youth!

The summer staff at Merge will have the chance to grow personally and spiritually — surrounded by people from all over the world. You’ll have a chance to try new things and spend some quality time in the most beautiful places on God’s earth. You’ll also be challenged to take your faith to a new level and learn how to serve like Jesus. Giving you the feeling of being refreshed by the people you’ve impacted during the summer.

If you have interest in serving with Merge this summer, please contact Dale at
For more information about Covenant Merge Ministries, check out their website!
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  • Adult Staff have until June 1 (18 days) to register $545
  • Students have until June 15 (33 days) to register at the extended regular registration fee of $590
  • Don’t forget to register ahead of time for an excursion, or a few excursions!
  • Contact your conference liaison if you have any questions about transportation
  • Subscribe to the CHIC2012 Prayer Newsletter
  • Check out what Kevin Farmer has on his CHIC Playlist, a few of your Afternoon Options, and get moving on the “Let’s Start Walking” challenge on the CHICblog
  • Get on the CHIC2012 Fan page and get to know others you’ll be spending the week with in Knoxville!
  • Do you tweet? So does @CHIC2012 – tell us what you’re most excited for at CHIC2012
  • We’re so excited to see you there…only TWO MONTHS to go!