Frequently Asked Questions
Earlier this year, Northland announced the establishment of the Northland Institute. As a result, the Northland Institute has generated much interest and many questions. Following are some FAQ and answers concerning the Northland Institute.
1. Just what is the Northland Institute? In its most simple definition, the Northland Institute is a residential Bible program offering 1 and 2 year certificates. Residential, because we believe Christian education is more than the dispersal of information but the practical demonstration and development of that information through “life-touching-life” mentoring. That cannot happen in an extension or on-line educational environment. Biblical, because we believe the Bible is God’s textbook for all aspects of life. However, the Northland Institute is much more than a residential Bible program.
a. It is a beneficial investment in one’s personal life. The Northland Institute will help instill and foster essential personal character traits such as discipline, honesty, integrity, and maturity. Invest in your personal growth!
b. It is a Scriptural equipping of one’s spiritual life. The Northland Institute will challenge, nurture, and equip each student spiritually to live their life upon the principles of God’s Word. Equip yourself with a biblical foundation!
c. It is a practical foundation for future life. The foundational principles taught at the Northland Institute are building blocks of life that will benefit the student physically, spiritually, and mentally whether serving in the sacred or secular realm. Build for the future!
d. It is an affordable alternative to college life. With the cost of Christian college constantly rising, the Northland Institute has been designed to be affordable. How affordable?
$3,500 per year working 20+ hours per week $6,000 per year working 10-20 hours per week $1,000 scholarship credit for Northland summer camp workers
2. What is your teaching philosophy? It is our desire to lay a foundation for future living by training the whole person – intellectually, spiritually, practically, and personally. This is accomplished by instilling a spirit of academic excellence, biblical instruction, selfless servitude, and practical personal living. Or, put another way: we desire to challenge the students’ heads with Scripture-centered thinking; their hearts with life-touching-life mentoring; their hands with ministry-centered serving; and their habits with Christ-centered living.
3. Who may attend? The Northland Institute has been designed to be an affordable alternative for those single, Christian, young adults who are seeking to enrich their biblical knowledge and spiritual life, those who want to attend but simply cannot afford a traditional Christian college, those desiring to enhance their vocational and life skills, or those who are in transition or are uncertain of God’s direction for their life. The Northland Institute will ground you in God’s Word, build your personal leadership and life skills, and equip you to faithfully serve at home, church, and work.
4. Can married couples attend? What about middle-age, or retired individuals? Yes, yes, and yes! Please bear in mind that published pricing is based upon single students living in a dormitory setting while participating in the Institute work program. For all other individuals, tuition is $2,500. Meals and lodging are available on campus for an additional cost.
5. Can I audit a class? Yes! Classes may be audited for $200 each. Please be aware that courses are structured in a one week block-class format. Therefore, a Monday-Friday 8am-2:30pm daily presence is required to audit a class. Meals and lodging are available on campus for an additional cost.
Perhaps, you’ve considered Christian college but cannot afford it. Perhaps, you are not certain what God desires for your life. Or, perhaps, you know someone who may benefit from the Northland Institute. There is still time to apply for the Fall semester! To apply or for more information about this exciting opportunity, check out the Northland Institute website at northlandinstitute.org.