Academics

Programs, majors, and other academic niceties
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One Year Certificate and Associate Degree

Our One-Year Certificate program is primarily for those who desire personal enrichment in Bible, Theology, and Christian Service. The curriculum is arranged to expand an individual’s knowledge of the Bible, deepen his or her theological framework, and broaden his or her practical skills for the local church. For more information click here to view our gainful employment information. You can also view the necessary courses for a One Year Certificate here.

The purpose of the Associate in Arts degree program is to provide the student with a basic foundation in the humanities and Bible and Theology, as well as ministry training, thus preparing the student to serve as a lay or licensed certified minister. You can view the objectives of the Associate in Arts degree and the necessary courses here.

Baccalaureate Degree

There are 52 credits that make up the core of our Bible and Theology degree. Below is a list of courses that are a core requirement for our bachelor degree.  

Theology III
Prison Epistles
Prophetical Books
Homiletics 1
Romans & Galatians
Poetical Books
OT1321 Pentateuch 3
OT1331 Old Testament History and Literature 3
OT3331 Historical Books 3
OT3341 Poetical Books 3
OT3354 Prophetical Books 3
TH1380 Theology I – Theology and Bibliology 3
TH2380 Theology II – Pneumatology and Angel 3
TH3380 Theology III – Ecclesiol. and Eschatology 3
TH4380 Theology IV – Soteriology and Christ 3
TH4281 Apologetics 2
NT4381 Pauline Theology 3
NT2322 Johannine Literature 3
NT2321 Synoptic Gospels 3
NT1331 New Testament History and Literature 3
NT1330 Book of Acts 3
MF4280 Senior Seminar 2
MF2350 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
MF1380 Spiritual Formation 3
MF1180 Freshman Seminar 1
MF1212 Introduction to Biblical Studies 2

 

Bible and Theology Objectives

Every student at Northpoint Bible College majors in Biblical Studies. The Bible is the Word of God, and it is the only standard for faith and practice; therefore, a thorough understanding of the Bible's teaching is of primary importance for human life and education. The Bible and its theological framework form the heart of Northpoint's entire curriculum structure. The Division of Bible and Theology offers the student a challenge to approach life and learning from a biblical perspective and stimulates an appreciative love for God and obedience to His revealed will. The design of the curriculum is biblically based, Christ-centered, and ministry-directed. The focus of this integral division provides the essential data to enable each student to form a Christian world-view, to develop an effective Christian life, and to acquire a sound philosophy of ministry.

 

Objectives

  • Memorize and reproduce biblical facts and texts.
  • Trace, explain, and integrate the historical, sociological, geographical, philosophical, and religious contexts of the biblical world and apply them in a contemporary setting.
  • State, analyze and illustrate the truthfulness of essential Church doctrinal statements.
  • Explain and determine the prominent theological themes in the Bible.
  • Express the historical and theological progression of God’s divine plan in both the Old and New Testaments.
  • Summarize and evaluate various theological positions from a biblical perspective.
  • Demonstrate skill in utilizing biblical and theological resources.
  • Employ effective methods of exegesis and organize and apply them to the art of writing, preaching, and/or teaching.
  • Identify and demonstrate various spiritual disciplines and practices that will foster his/her spiritual formation.

At Northpoint, we offer many secondary majors in addition to our core Bible and Theology degree. All Baccalaureate students graduate with a double major. These secondary majors all have different course requirements, as listed below. Electives are also required for all Baccalaureate degrees. For a complete course list, along with requirements, prerequisites, and more information, please view our course catalog.

Children & Family Ministry

PM3251 Homiletics I 2
PM4224 Church Law 2
PM4252 Homiletics II 2
PS2374 Human Growth and Development 3
CE1210 Discipleship in the Church 2
CE2321 Intro to Children and Family Ministry 3
CE3191 Christian Service C.E. Internship 1
CE3192 Christian Service C.E. Internship 1
CE3255 Principles and Methods of Teaching 2
CE3361 Children’s Pastor 3
CE3372 Counseling Children and Youth 3
CE4253 Creative Communication to Children/Youth 2
CE4274 Team Leadership Development 2
MI1210 Missions and Evangelism 2

Church Ministries

PM2321 Church Administration 3
PM3251 Homiletics I 2
PM3371 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
PM4224 Church Law 2
CE1210 Discipleship in the Church 2
CE2213 Introduction to Adult Ministry 2
CE2321 Intro to Children and Family Ministry 3
CE2322 Introduction to Youth Ministry 3
CE3191 Christian Service C.E. Internship 1
CE3192 Christian Service C.E. Internship 1
CE3255 Principles and Methods of Teaching 2
CE4274 Team Leadership Development 2
MI1210 Missions and Evangelism 2

Youth Ministry

PM3251 Homiletics I 2
PM4224 Church Law 2
PM4252 Homiletics II 2
PS2374 Human Growth and Development 3
CE1210 Discipleship in the Church 2
CE2322 Introduction to Youth Ministry 3
CE3191 Christian Service C.E. Internship 1
CE3192 Christian Service C.E. Internship 1
CE3255 Principles and Methods of Teaching 2
CE3362 Youth Pastor 3
CE3372 Counseling Children and Youth 3
CE4253 Creative Communication to Children/Youth 2
CE4274 Team Leadership Development 2
MI1210 Missions and Evangelism 2

Music & Worship Ministry

MU2060 College Choir 0.5
MU2162 Applied Piano 1
MU2163 Applied Voice 1
MU2164 Class Piano 1
MU2201 Drama 2
MU2251 Music Theory I 2
MU2281 Essentials of Worship Leading 2
MU3151 Auditory Theory I 1
MU3153 Auditory Theory II 1
MU3191 Christian Service Music Internship 1
MU3192 Christian Service Music Internship 1
MU3204 Song Writing and Arranging 2
MU3252 Music Theory II 2
MU3254 Choral Conducting 2
MU4233 History of Christian Worship 2
MU4242 Music Technology 2
MU4280/TH4280 Theology of Worship 2
MU1210 Music Fundamentals (Prerequisite) 2
CE1210 Discipleship in the Church 2
MI1210 Missions and Evangelism 2

Pastoral Ministry

PM2311 Introduction to Pastoral Ministries 3
PM2321 Church Administration 3
PM3191 Christian Service Pastoral Internship 1
PM3192 Christian Service Pastoral Internship 1
PM3251 Homiletics I 2
PM3280/TH3280 Pastoral Theology 2
PM3371 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
PM4224 Church Law 2
PM4225 Leadership 2
PM4252 Homiletics II 2
PM4326 Church Planting and Growth 3
HI3231 History and Polity of the Assemblies of God 2
CE1210 Discipleship in the Church 2
MI1210 Missions and Evangelism 2

World Missions

PM2311 Introduction to Pastoral Ministries 3
PM3251 Homiletics I 2
CE1210 Discipleship in the Church 2
MI1210 Missions and Evangelism 2
MI2252 Cross-Cultural Ministry 2
MI2322 Administration of Intercultural Education 3
MI3191 Christian Service Missions Internship 1
MI3192 Christian Service Missions Internship 1
MI3222 Missionary Principles and Practices 2
MI3232 Cult Awareness 2
MI3251 Cross-Cultural Communication 2
MI4231 World Religions 2
MI4232 Cultural Anthropology 2
MI4261 Missionary Life and Relationships 2
MI4262/MI2200 Ministry to Muslims 2
TH4282 World of Spirit and Spirit World 2
Our baccalaureate degree requires 42 hours of general education. The courses below make up the core of our general education curriculum.

Media In Ministry
Biology
English Composition English Composition
Principles and Methods of Teaching
HI2332 American History 3
PH3381 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH4382 Ethics 3
PS2371 General Psychology 3
SC3334 Biology 3
SS2231 Marriage and the Family 2
HI2331 Church History 3
CM1310 Introduction to Speech 3
CM3241 Media in Ministry 2
EN2344 Literature 3
FI4222 Personal and Church Finances 2
EN1341 English Composition I 3

General Education Objectives

The Division of General Education provides an introduction to a broad range of disciplines. The curriculum examines a variety of subjects in the light of biblical truth. It prepares the student to engage in critical thinking and develops his/her communication skills so that the student is better able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ intelligently and effectively. The curriculum is designed to broaden the student’s knowledge in diverse areas such as science and the humanities within a Christian world view.

 

Objectives

  • Demonstrate analytical reading skills and integrate these skills through a variety of narratives within the curriculum.
  • Utilize correct grammatical principles and identify, collect, analyze, organize, and format data in order to construct logical and well developed written work.
  • Distinguish between and integrate diverse rhetorical styles and develop the necessary skills in order to become an effective communicator.
  • Employ logical reasoning capabilities through identifying, formulating, and communicating rational arguments.
  • State and summarize the literary, ethical, sociological, scientific or historical process as well as detect rationales for continued study of these processes in order to comprehend and relate to the culture in which he/she lives and works.
  • Identify, question and integrate principles and positions from the humanities and sciences to contribute to the formation of a personal Christian worldview.

Take the Next Step

Thinking about attending Northpoint or ready to officially begin the process? Continue your journey with one of the options below.

Kate DeMello in Classroom Northpoint Bible College Faculty

Graduate Degree

The graduate program is devoted to the centrality of Scripture, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and a Pentecostal viewpoint in theology, ministry, and life. Leadership, church planting, church revitalization, and spiritual formation are key aspects of the program. Positive and encouraging interaction among peers and mentors creates an environment conducive to transformation, thus enabling the leaders to engage in effective Pentecostal ministry. Visit us here to learn more!

Other Academic Information

Academic Catalog

For those of you who are interested in the different classes we offer, along with our majors–you will find most of the information you are looking for on this page. If you require a more comprehensive list, along with all our requirements, electives, and other information about our academics department, you can download a PDF version of our academic catalog here.

One Year Certificate Courses
CE1252 Bible Study Methodology 2
OT1321 Pentateuch 3
OT1331 Old Testament History and Literature 3
TH1380 Theology I – Theology and Bibliology 3
CM1310 Introduction to Speech 3
EN1341 English Composition I 3
NT2321 Synoptic Gospels 3
NT1331 New Testament History and Literature 3
NT1330 Book of Acts 3
MF1380 Spiritual Formation 3
Associate In Arts Objectives
  1. To enable the student to communicate a biblical worldview
  2. To help the student communicate the gospel in a variety of settings
  3. To equip the student to identify the personal needs of others so that he/she will be able to apply the Word of God to those needs in ministry situations, such as preaching, teaching, and witnessing
  4. To teach and to train the student to apply himself/herself to spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, reading of Scripture, fasting, and other forms of discipline
  5. To provide the student with an understanding of Pentecostal theology
  6. To prepare the student to exemplify an understanding of biblical principles as they relate to the Christian life and experience
  7. To teach the student to demonstrate a general understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine
  8. To help the student define his/her role within the church or parachurch context
  9. To prepare the student, should he/she desire to pursue further academic training
  10. To help the student become more socially aware of his/her responsibility and role within society and the Church
Associate In Arts Courses
CE1252 Bible Study Methodology 2
OT1321 Pentateuch 3
OT1331 Old Testament History and Literature 3
TH1380 Theology I – Theology and Bibliology 3
CM1310 Introduction to Speech 3
EN1341 English Composition I 3
NT2321 Synoptic Gospels 3
NT1331 New Testament History and Literature 3
NT1330 Book of Acts 3
MF1380 Spiritual Formation 3
Transcript Requests

If you would like to request a transcript from your time here at Northpoint, you can do so here. We wish you the best of luck on all of your future endeavors!

Employment

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In an October 2016 survey of alumni, 57% reported they have ministry (employment) related to their vocational ministry major.

Financial Aid and Academic Data

Fiscal Year Default Rate
2012 12
2011 15.2
2010 7
2009 5.8
2008 7.9
2007 9.5
2006 5.6
2005 2.6
2004 8.8
Fiscal Year Default Rate
2014 1.91
2013 1.49
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Semester Average GPA
Spring 2009 2.88
Fall 2009 2.75
Spring 2010 2.82
Fall 2010 2.75
Spring 2011 2.72
Fall 2011 2.76
Spring 2012 2.64
Fall 2012 2.56
Spring 2013 2.65
Fall 2013 2.54
Spring 2014 2.65
Fall 2014 2.45
Spring 2015 2.69

Completion Rates

  • 2014 52%
  • 2013 70%
  • 2012 63%
  • 2011 78%
  • 2010 56%

Retention Rates

  • 2015 63%
  • 2014 68%

Faculty to Student Ratio

2015-2016

17:1

2014-2015

15:1

Bible Knowledge Exam Scores

Year Freshmen Senior ABHE Mean
2009 57 87 85
2010 56 87.32 85
2011 54 87 85
2012 57 90.88 85
2013 48 83 85
2014 55 89 85
2015 59 85 85

C.A.A.P. Exam Scores

Year NPBC Mean National Mean
2009 62.0 62.0
2010 61.5 62.0
2011 62.0 62.0
2012 62.5 60.6
2013 62.0 59.9
2014 63.4 59.8
2015 62.8 59.4
Year NPBC Mean National Mean
2009 61.0 62.0
2010 60.7 62.5
2011 61.0 62.0
2012 61.0 62.5
2013 61.7 63.1
2014 61.2 63.1
2015 60.8 63.1
Year NPBC Mean National Mean
2009 61.0 62.0
2010 61.0 62.0
2011 61.0 62.0
2012 60.3 61.0
2013 61.3 61.1
2014 61.8 61.6
2015 60.8 61.1