Academics

Programs, majors, and other academic niceties
Kate DeMello in Classroom Northpoint Bible College Faculty

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
OT1321Pentateuch3
OT1331Old Testament History and Literature3
OT3331Historical Books3
OT3341Poetical Books3
OT3354Prophetical Books3
TH1380Theology I – Theology and Bibliology3
TH2380Theology II – Pneumatology and Angel3
TH3380Theology III – Ecclesiol. and Eschatology3
TH4380Theology IV – Soteriology and Christ3
TH4281Apologetics2
NT4381Pauline Theology3
NT2322Johannine Literature3
NT2321Synoptic Gospels3
NT1331New Testament History and Literature3
NT1330Book of Acts3
MF4280Senior Seminar2
MF2350Biblical Hermeneutics3
MF1380Spiritual Formation3
MF1180Freshman Seminar1
MF1212Introduction to Biblical Studies2

 

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

PM3251Homiletics I2
PM4224Church Law2
PM4252Homiletics II2
PS2374Human Growth and Development3
CE1210Discipleship in the Church2
CE2321Intro to Children and Family Ministry3
CE3191Christian Service C.E. Internship1
CE3192Christian Service C.E. Internship1
CE3255Principles and Methods of Teaching2
CE3361Children’s Pastor3
CE3372Counseling Children and Youth3
CE4253Creative Communication to Children/Youth2
CE4274Team Leadership Development2
MI1210Missions and Evangelism2

Ministry Leadership

PM2321Church Administration3
PM3251Homiletics I2
PM3371Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
PM4224Church Law2
CE1210Discipleship in the Church2
CE2213Introduction to Adult Ministry2
CE2321Intro to Children and Family Ministry3
CE2322Introduction to Youth Ministry3
CE3191Christian Service C.E. Internship1
CE3192Christian Service C.E. Internship1
CE3255Principles and Methods of Teaching2
CE4274Team Leadership Development2
MI1210Missions and Evangelism2

Student Ministry

PM3251Homiletics I2
PM4224Church Law2
PM4252Homiletics II2
PS2374Human Growth and Development3
CE1210Discipleship in the Church2
CE2322Introduction to Youth Ministry3
CE3191Christian Service C.E. Internship1
CE3192Christian Service C.E. Internship1
CE3255Principles and Methods of Teaching2
CE3362Youth Pastor3
CE3372Counseling Children and Youth3
CE4253Creative Communication to Children/Youth2
CE4274Team Leadership Development2
MI1210Missions and Evangelism2

Worship Arts Ministry

MU2060College Choir0.5
MU2162Applied Piano1
MU2163Applied Voice1
MU2164Class Piano1
MU2201Drama2
MU2251Music Theory I2
MU2281Essentials of Worship Leading2
MU3151Auditory Theory I1
MU3153Auditory Theory II1
MU3191Christian Service Music Internship1
MU3192Christian Service Music Internship1
MU3204Song Writing and Arranging2
MU3252Music Theory II2
MU3254Choral Conducting2
MU4233History of Christian Worship2
MU4242Music Technology2
MU4280/TH4280Theology of Worship2
MU1210Music Fundamentals (Prerequisite)2
CE1210Discipleship in the Church2
MI1210Missions and Evangelism2

Pastoral Ministry

PM2311Introduction to Pastoral Ministries3
PM2321Church Administration3
PM3191Christian Service Pastoral Internship1
PM3192Christian Service Pastoral Internship1
PM3251Homiletics I2
PM3280/TH3280Pastoral Theology2
PM3371Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
PM4224Church Law2
PM4225Leadership2
PM4252Homiletics II2
PM4326Church Planting and Growth3
HI3231History and Polity of the Assemblies of God2
CE1210Discipleship in the Church2
MI1210Missions and Evangelism2

Intercultural Ministry

PM2311Introduction to Pastoral Ministries3
PM3251Homiletics I2
CE1210Discipleship in the Church2
MI1210Missions and Evangelism2
MI2252Cross-Cultural Ministry2
MI2322Administration of Intercultural Education3
MI3191Christian Service Missions Internship1
MI3192Christian Service Missions Internship1
MI3222Missionary Principles and Practices2
MI3232Cult Awareness2
MI3251Cross-Cultural Communication2
MI4231World Religions2
MI4232Cultural Anthropology2
MI4261Missionary Life and Relationships2
MI4262/MI2200Ministry to Muslims2
TH4282World of Spirit and Spirit World2

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 CompositionEnglish Composition
Principles and Methods of Teaching
HI2332American History3
PH3381Introduction to Philosophy3
PH4382Ethics3
PS2371General Psychology3
SC3334Biology3
SS2231Marriage and the Family2
HI2331Church History3
CM1310Introduction to Speech3
CM3241Media in Ministry2
EN2344Literature3
FI4222Personal and Church Finances2
EN1341English Composition I3

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. Pastoral Leadership, Church Planting & Revitalization, Preaching, 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

CE1252Bible Study Methodology2
OT1321Pentateuch3
OT1331Old Testament History and Literature3
TH1380Theology I – Theology and Bibliology3
CM1310Introduction to Speech3
EN1341English Composition I3
NT2321Synoptic Gospels3
NT1331New Testament History and Literature3
NT1330Book of Acts3
MF1380Spiritual Formation3

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

CE1252Bible Study Methodology2
OT1321Pentateuch3
OT1331Old Testament History and Literature3
TH1380Theology I – Theology and Bibliology3
CM1310Introduction to Speech3
EN1341English Composition I3
NT2321Synoptic Gospels3
NT1331New Testament History and Literature3
NT1330Book of Acts3
MF1380Spiritual Formation3

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 YearDefault Rate
201212
201115.2
20107
20095.8
20087.9
20079.5
20065.6
20052.6
20048.8
Fiscal YearDefault Rate
20141.91
20131.49
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SemesterAverage GPA
Spring 20092.88
Fall 20092.75
Spring 20102.82
Fall 20102.75
Spring 20112.72
Fall 20112.76
Spring 20122.64
Fall 20122.56
Spring 20132.65
Fall 20132.54
Spring 20142.65
Fall 20142.45
Spring 20152.69

Completion Rates

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

Retention Rates

  • 2015 63% 63%
  • 2014 68% 68%

Faculty to Student Ratio

2015-2016

17:1

2014-2015

15:1

Bible Knowledge Exam Scores

YearFreshmenSeniorABHE Mean
2009578785
20105687.3285
2011548785
20125790.8885
2013488385
2014558985
2015598585

C.A.A.P. Exam Scores

YearNPBC MeanNational Mean
200962.062.0
201061.562.0
201162.062.0
201262.560.6
201362.059.9
201463.459.8
201562.859.4
YearNPBC MeanNational Mean
200961.062.0
201060.762.5
201161.062.0
201261.062.5
201361.763.1
201461.263.1
201560.863.1
YearNPBC MeanNational Mean
200961.062.0
201061.062.0
201161.062.0
201260.361.0
201361.361.1
201461.861.6
201560.861.1