Northwest Partnership Program

How Do We Begin?

Northwest Partnership Programs begin most easily with churches that already have structured internship programs. Students' academic responsibilities are scheduled around their ministry training obligations. Northwest is happy to assist churches without existing programs, but this lengthens the start-up time.

Most NPPs participate in 100% online courses. Northwest University may seek accreditation approvals for selected larger Partners to become instructional sites, allowing a greater proportion of face-to-face instruction.

The steps for establishing a partnership proceed as follows:

  • A Northwest Partnership Program site visit occurs to review the partner's ministry facilities, equipment, church support personnel, potential faculty, and training opportunities.
  • Both institutions establish a Memorandum of Understanding.
  • For select potential instructional sites, Northwest personnel begin obtaining necessary federal, state, local, and accreditation approvals.
  • Site personnel training is conducted at the university in early spring. Promotion and admissions processes begin in preparation for a fall semester start-up.

Next Steps

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