In the spring of 2016, the Christian Ministries Department at the University of Northwestern—St. Paul initiated a five-year program review. The first phase of curriculum revision was enacted for fall of 2017, and the second phase of the revision is set to begin for the 2018-2019 school year.
The newly revised curriculum consists of five core programs: Youth and Emerging Adult Studies, Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Intercultural Studies and Nonprofit Leadership. Dale Lemke, department chair and assistant professor of Christian ministries, said, “What we wanted to do in these programs is move in the direction of making them more flexible and transfer friendly.”