President’s Pen

Northwest Continuing to Step Into New Opportunities

If I have learned anything over the last few years, it is that the world of higher education is changing. The classroom paradigms that trained you and I have changed dramatically and nowhere is that more evident than here at Northwest. Our move to establish the Immerse program a number of years ago has put […]

New Opportunities, New Staff

Serving as President of Northwest is a wonderful thing. I get to lead a dedicated team of staff and faculty as we train leaders in ministry context, develop partners around the world who share our vision for competency-based training, and build innovative technologies that are making possible a deeper and more effective discipleship. To quote […]

We have a lot to celebrate

This continues to be a fruitful time for us at Northwest as we pursue our mission of ministry leadership development. I am very excited about the addition of Don Chang to our faculty, our first faculty hire in more than ten years. Our Korean programs are growing quickly and it is important for us to […]

Robust Growth

There have been many Northwest’s over the years. Some of you relate best to our experience as part of ACTS Seminaries. Others remember college life on the campus of Trinity Western. For some, Northwest will always be located on Marine Drive in Vancouver, or perhaps even in Port Coquitlam. Many of our current students experience […]

Opportunity

Opportunity is an interesting phenomenon. It comes and goes. You need to grab it when it is present, because you are never sure when it might come again – or so it seems. The reality is that opportunity presents when people God has prepared meet the moment that God intends. At Northwest, we have that […]

Training Biblical Leaders and Preachers in Their Own Country

Colombia is a great example of the kind of place a seminary like Northwest needs to be engaged.

Alumni in Ministry

It is always exciting to hear about alumni who are doing well in the ministries for which they are called. I was amazed to see a picture of Northwest alum, Geordan Rendle on a giant video screen in New York City’s Times Square as he was being announced for this role as president of Youth […]

Changes

It is a wonderful thing to observe how God leads. When Mark Carroll told me he was leaving Northwest my feelings were mixed. On one hand, I was thrilled to see Mark step up to lead one of our great churches. After all, that is why we are doing this work. On the other hand, […]

We Love Our Alumni!

We love our alumni. Most schools do. It is deeply encouraging to learn ways by which those who have studied with us have gone on to apply their education in fruitful ways. I thought I would mention three of our alumni from across the years, who have come to our attention in particular ways these […]