College of Ministry

Master of Arts in Church Revitalization

The Master of Arts in Church Revitalization (MACR) equips pastors and church leaders with the training needed to strengthen established churches infusing them with a biblical vision of a healthy church. On average, 37,000 U.S. churches close their doors each year (Influence, September 2017). Northwest University's approach to turn this trend around is to raise up empowered leaders to enact strategies to reinvigorate these churches.

Who is it for?

Taught by experienced pastors and dedicated professors who love the Church, the MACR program is for visionary leaders who want to make a difference by honoring the past, while giving hope for the future of an individual body of believers. The graduate students will study the critical ingredients of thriving churches and perform case studies to analyze the components that make them successful and then apply what they learn.

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Why Choose Northwest University?

Programs That Fits You

We offer programs that meet on-campus, as well as a program that is fully online. You don’t need a Bible/theology background for acceptance. Any accredited B.A./B.S. will do. Plus, you can tailor your degree to your personal ministry or passion.

A Legacy of Success

Complete your Master of Arts degree at a university with 80 years of preparing Christian leaders for service. Since 1934, we’ve provided a top-quality education for students interested in pursuing Christian ministry.

Designed for Busy Adults

All programs are designed for those with full-time careers. You’ll attend classes that are scheduled to accommodate the busy lives of working ministers, professionals, and their families.

Fully Accredited

All of our graduate ministry degrees are fully accredited at the highest level possible. You can be sure that a degree from NU will be widely recognized and deeply respected.

Training for Credentials

NU is the only evangelical, charismatic graduate ministry opportunity in the Pacific Northwest. Our M.A. programs are suitable for credentialing through the Assemblies of God, other denominations, and military chaplaincy.

Convenient Kirkland Location

If you live on the Eastside, there’s no reason to cross the 520 bridge. Our campus is located just off of Highway 520 and Interstate 405 in Kirkland. We’re easy to access. And once you’re here, you can enjoy our beautiful 56-acre campus.

Exceptional Faculty

Work with distinguished professors. Each one has extensive biblical training, deep theological education, and rich, diverse experiences in ministry and leadership.

An Affordable Investment

Our degrees are competitively priced in the Seattle area. Financial aid is available. Your investment into education can deeply impact your ministry for the rest of your life.

Academic Catalog

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Next Steps

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