Author: Mark Robinson

Who Attends NU Salem?

Most people view the average college student as someone between 18 to 22 years old. Increasingly, this view does not fit the reality at both public and private universities. The National Center for Education Studies reported that the number of students under 25 years old at private nonprofit universities to be 69%. This means that 31% are over 25. These percentages are similar to the demographics of the Salem Campus. In a March 2014 report, Hanover Research presented the following findings: “In the United States, the number of adult learners returning to higher education, particularly for continuing education, has...

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Ministers Training Needed

During the Influence Conference (prior to General Council 17 Anaheim), Dr. Chris Railey, Director of the Church Multiplication Network, shared an compelling vision for church planting in the Assemblies of God. The General Presbytery has approved a 10-year, $90 million dollar plan to plant 10,000 A/G churches (or sites) in the United States. There are currently 13,023 churches. While this plan offers multiple challenges, an obvious need is for the training of new credentialed ministers. Northwest University is prepared to be a significant player in training ministers for the 10K goal. Extension campuses, such as Salem and Sacramento, as...

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Student Focus

How would you describe the sense of community at the Salem campus? (Casey Olson) I would describe the sense of community at the Salem campus as wonderfully diverse. From the classroom, to chapel, and everywhere in-between, you can expect excellent relationships with people from different demographics who genuinely care about getting to do life with you. (Trenton Reich) The small community atmosphere that is created by classmates of various ages and professors from all walks of life makes us a diverse family. A family all with the same goal, seeing others come to Christ. Due to the limited number...

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Ministry Credentials = Credit

Northwest University will apply up to six credits per credential level attained for Assemblies of God (A/G) ministers. Therefore, if you are a Level 2 – Licensed Minister, you may be able to apply 12 credits to a degree offered at the Salem campus. An associate degree is 60 credits, therefore, a Licensed Minister would only need 48 more credits to graduate with an Associate in Ministry Leadership, Business Management, or Psychology degree. Note: A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is 120 credits. As you are aware, a college education has become more important than ever in qualifying for...

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You Can be a Huge Blessing this Summer

Salem Commencement Ceremony Report On Tuesday, May 9, over 200 people gathered to celebrate the largest graduating class in the history of the Salem campus. Eleven students received certificates or degrees: Two Certificates in Ministry Leadership (CML), four Associate in Ministry Leadership (AML) degrees, four Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership (BAML) degrees, and the first Salem Campus Bachelor of Arts in Psychology graduate. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! MA in Ministry Leadership | Interested? A major component of the Salem enrollment strategy is to begin offering more graduate degrees. Over the next five years we have a...

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