Explore Your Calling

Northview Leadership Center (NVLC) is a ministry training program of Northview Church in Fargo, ND. The purpose of NVLC is to train and equip men and women to effectively minister in the local church and beyond. NVLC consists of two 16 week semesters: Fall (Late August-Mid December) and Spring (Early January-Mid May), with a week off for fall break and spring break.

NVLC is a non-accredited ministry training program, but  students will be enrolled in Berean School of Bible through Global University, allowing them to pursue ministry credentials. NVLC allows students to grow in their ministry gifting by providing classroom style trainings and hands-on  experience through on-site practicums. NVLC has two distinct tracks: Traditional and Non-Traditional (see below).

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It is my student's first time attending Northview Youth. How will they know where to go/what to do?

Anywhere from 6:00 - 6:30 PM, students may enter Door 6 at the rear of our facility. Upon entering, your student will be greeted by our youth leaders at the check-in location. Each student who attends our Wednesday evening service must fill out a connection card with their name, address, personal phone number and that of a parent/guardian.

After checking in, your student will be accompanied by a youth leader or student to take a tour of the gym where they will find a variety of games, an area in the gym where they can socialize, and the youth hallway which provides a quieter setting if they want to do homework.

All students in grades 6-12 are together for one combined service., which will conclude at 7:45 PM. Students are welcome to stay after and hang out, but will be asked to leave by 9:00 PM.

How do I keep up with all that is happening with Northview Youth?

The best way to know what’s happening with Northview Youth is by following us on Instagram.

How can I be involved with Northview Youth?

If you would like to check out a Northview Youth service in person with your student, stop by our student check-in desk any Wednesday night and one of our youth leaders will be happy to assist you.

Are students allowed to leave the building?

For their safety, once a student checks in at Northview Youth, we ask that they remain in the venue until the official dismissal from service is given. Once service is over, students are welcome to leave and meet their parents/guardians at your designated meeting place.

When are service times?

Students in grades 6-12 participate in a service filled with fun, worship, a message from the Word and small groups, all of which focus on Jesus!  Service begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 7:45 PM.  All students are welcome to come when doors open at 6:00 PM, and the gym and Event Center will remain open until 9:00 PM, so students can spend time with their friends, peers and youth leaders.

What time do special event services begin?

We have a number of special events throughout the year, including School Kick-Off, special guest speakers, a Christmas Party, and a Summer Kick-off.The service time for special services runs from 6:30 to 7:45 PM on specific Wednesdays which will be announced in advance.

Do you have Northview Youth during the summer?

YES!  We have a service for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall.  We meet every Wednesday night. from 6:30 - 7:45 PM.  They come to enjoy time with their friends and youth "fam".  Students are encouraged to come at 6:00 PM (before the service)  and stay until 9:00 PM (after the service), so they will have time to connect and build relationships with their peers and youth leaders.We are always sorry to see students leave Northview Youth when they graduate.  That's why we welcome our seniors to attend throughout the summer after graduation, but to also begin attending and get plugged into Summer Chi Alpha.  Details on how seniors can become involved in Summer Chi Alpha can be found here.

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Traditional Track

The Traditional Track is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing vocational ministry. This track requires students to be present for 20-25 hours per week which include Sunday responsibilities, classroom hours and practicum hours with an assigned ministry department during week-day hours. Students will participate in two ministry practicums (6 week practical experiences with a designated ministry department) and one ministry placement (16 week practical experience with a designated ministry department). Students will also be assigned to a pastoral mentor and a training cohort with other NVLC students. Traditional Track students will receive a $200/week stipend and will have all materials covered.

Non-Traditional Track

The Non-Traditional Track is designed for individuals who are interested in exploring a ministry calling or desire to grow in ministry giftings, but have limited availability due to work obligations and season of life. Students are required to be present for nine monthly in-person evening training events. These trainings will be a combination of classroom and practicum and will cover a variety of core theology and ministry topics, including: Bible Doctrine, Practical Spiritual Formation, Tools for Effective Ministry, and more. Non-Traditional Track students will be assigned to a monthly training cohort with other NVLC students. Students will also complete practicum experiences with a designated ministry department(s) throughout each semester which may include a variety of Sunday responsibilities. Non-Traditional Track students will pay a tuition fee of $800 which will cover the cost of all course materials (including 5 Berean courses). All other course fees are covered.

Applications are due June 15th


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Who is the traditional track for?

The Traditional Track is for anyone interested in exploring a calling to vocational ministry or wants to give a year to intentionally growing in ministry giftings. This track requires students to be present for 20-25 hours per week which include Sunday responsibilities, classroom hours and practicum hours with an assigned ministry department during week-day hours. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

How much does tuition cost?

The Traditional Track is a *paid internship experience.* Traditional students will receive a $200/week stipend. All fees are covered. These students serve as an extension of the NVC staff and are only permitted to be absent for four Sundays throughout the duration of the program.
The Non-Traditional Track will pay a tuition fee of $800. This tuition fee covers the cost of all course materials (including Berean enrollment and five Berean courses). All other course fees are covered.

What are the dates of NVLC programs?

NVLC Orientation will be held in mid-August and classes will officially begin in late August. Fall Semester will run from late August to mid September. Students will have the week of November 25-30 off for Fall Break. Spring Semester will run from early January to mid May. Students will have a week off in mid-March for spring break. A complete schedule will be available later this summer.

What does the application process look like?

Each candidate will start the process by filling out an application. Once the application process is complete, the NVLC team will contact the student to set up an interview. Applications are due June 15th, so you can expect to hear back from us by then.

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When should I apply?

Applications are due June 15th.

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Do all NVLC get to join NVC staff at the end of the program?

Employment at NVC is not the goal of NVLC. Our goal is to train, equip, and release students into a life of fruitful and effective ministry, regardless of whether or not vocational ministry is the next step. Employment at NVC is not guaranteed. Our desire is to help students identify and grow in their callings and boldly step into the next season of their life and ministry.

Who oversees the NVLC program?

Stephen Glasser serves as the NVLC Director. He serves as the Discipleship Pastor at Northview Church and is passionate about seeing people live their everyday lives to the fullest, ultimately walking in their God-sized calling and purpose. He has six years of experience overseeing and leading ministry training programs (Chi Alpha Campus Missionary in Training Director - 2015-2019 and Northview Internship Director - 2022-current).

Who is the non-traditional track for?

The Non-Traditional Track is for anyone who are interested in exploring a ministry calling or desire to grow in ministry giftings, but have limited availability due to work obligations and season of life. This track requires students to attend nine in-person evening training sessions, participate in a monthly cohort with other NVLC students, and serve at least two Sundays per month with an NVC Dream Team. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Is there financial aid?

Non-Traditional students may inquire about financial aid, but nothing is guaranteed. We do permit Non-Traditional students to pay tuition a semester at a time ($400 due at the start of each semester).

Can students work while they attend NVLC?

We encourage Traditional Track students to pursue a part-time job during the NVLC program. We aim to be as flexible as possible, however, we require students to be available for core training activities: Sunday (7am-1pm), Monday (9am-4pm), and one other on-site day (to be arranged by Ministry Director).The Non-Traditional Track was designed for individuals who work full-time or have full-time responsibilities at home. The schedule for both classes and cohorts will be established with this in mind.

Is NVLC an accredited program?

No, it is not. NVLC does not allow students to gain credit hours that are transferable to any other university or college. Our students are enrolled in Global University’s Berean School of the Bible, which allows them to pursue ministry credentials through the Assemblies of God. NVLC emphasizes practical training as a core strategy for development and training.

What does the theological and classroom training look like?

A primary aspect of the NVLC program is the Berean School of the Bible courses. Students will complete courses such as Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Christ in the Synoptic Gospels, Introduction to Hermeneutics, and more. Classroom trainings will dive into theological topics, biblical studies, practical ministry training, and spiritual formation. NVLC classes are taught by the NVC pastoral staff and guests.

Do students focus on specific ministry areas?

Traditional Track students will complete two hands-on practicums and one placement with specific ministry areas. Students will complete two 6-week practicums, providing them an opportunity to explore ministry interest, calling, and ability. During the second semester, students will experience a Placement, in which they hone in on a ministry area based on a combination of their desire and ability as well as the insight of the NVLC team.
Non-Traditional Track students will work closely with NVC Dream Teams of their choice to gain practical experience and grow in leadership. Students will work with NVLC leadership to identify these areas based on their desire and ability as well as the insight of the NVC pastoral team.

Who should I contact if I have more questions about NVLC?

If you have more questions, please reach out to the NVLC Director, Stephen Glasser, at stephen.glasser@northview.life

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