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Blog College Preparation, Leadership, Parents

Big Lessons from Small Mistakes

Parents hope their young adults have already learned major lessons in academic integrity, managing temptation, and setting priorities in the right order. The fact is they are no less human than when they were in middle...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

In Their Heart Language: An Interview with Steve Sheldon ‘61

Northwest Alumnus, Steve Sheldon tells of his fifty years of mission field experience translating the Bible in Brazil for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blog Community, Faith, Leadership, The Arts

Seeking Faithful Creativity

Is there a difference between being a Christian artist and a Christian who creates art? We look to Jesus's example as we explore faith's impact on creativity.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Community, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

​A Little Means a Lot: Reflections of UNW 2018 Appalachian Spring Missions Trip

Nestled in the mountains along the Ohio River, this little Appalachian town was deluged with heavy rains in February causing mudslides and a partial dam break forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Blog Academics, Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Leadership

Teaching for the Journey: An Interview with Steve Gibbs '04

You will find Northwestern alumni in many different places and professions. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Gibbs, the principal of Stewartville High School and Middle School and a 2004 graduate...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

Missions opportunity: Intercultural Studies Trip 2018

Travel to multiple countries, spread the gospel and engage with teaching, service projects and much more? Northwestern gives students a unique opportunity to get involved.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Blog Faith, Leadership, Students

Eagles Volleyball puts integrity first...no matter what.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” — C. S. Lewis No one may have seen the touch of the volleyball, but Coach Beth Wilmeth's team members will call themselves "out'' as they play to a...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Students

Tips for women in leadership

What does it mean to be a woman in leadership? Northwestern representatives found key insights.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, The Arts

Angi Putney: Leading worship and people

When Angi Putney started earning her degree in Music Performance at Northwestern in 2013, she wasn’t sure she’d see graduation day... One day during her second semester, coordinator of vocal studies professor Carol...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Blog Leadership, Ministry & Missions

The most complex organizational relationship (and how to manage it)

I joined a dozen faith-based nonprofit leaders from across the country for a unique learning experience... we were asked to come with our response to one simple question: What is the most significant obstacle you are...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blog Alumni, Church, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

Learning from NT missional leaders: Call and capacity

Jo Saxton, a featured speaker at the 2017 Fuel Leadership Conference, shares thoughts on calling and capacity in the lives of early church leaders.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Blog Faculty, Faith, Leadership

The root of Uber's culture problem

“Company culture” has been a buzzword of choice for forward-thinking business leaders and has taken center stage in the Uber scandal.  And that’s not the only scandal blamed on a harmful culture. You may recall last...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Blog Church, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

The importance of Christian leadership

Leadership expert, Tyler Reagin talks with FaithRadio's Susie Larson about the impact of Christian values in leadership roles.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blog Community, Faith, Leadership, Students

Coach Deetjen: lacrosse success starts with heart

UNW Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Deetjen, or “Coach Deetch’’ as she’s called by her team, has coached hundreds of games in her career. But, that first game of the 2017 season against Monmouth College is one she’ll...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Blog Church, Faculty, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

When Easter week is your busiest time of year

For the professional minister, Easter is a busy season full of service schedules, volunteer coordination, and palm branches. Prof. of Christian Ministries Susan Payne talks about remembering the devotion in the details.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blog Church, Community, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

Inexperienced Yet Equipped - Alaska Mission Trip 2017

In the fall of 2016, I officially became a part of the Global Outreach team at Northwestern. One of the most impactful things I learned was what it means to serve well and to be a servant-hearted leader, as well as how...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Blog Alumni, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Parents

How UNW alum and parenting coach Jim Jackson found his calling

Today Jackson, along with his wife Lynne, leads Connected Families, a Christian-based ministry to parents and churches. They’ve written two books, How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline That Connects with Your...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blog Alumni, Faith, Leadership

Approaching business leadership from a biblical perspective

Most business books are written for corporate employees, but Philip Struble wanted to equip small business owners to operate successfully by using biblical principles.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blog Academics, Church, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

Use strategic conflict to drive success

You never know how Philip Vierling, UNW’s assistant dean of the School of Business, will shake things up. Vierling wears an easy grin, his trademark boots, and Jerry Garcia ties

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blog Alumni, Community, Faith, Leadership

In the Wait: How God's timing led to fellowship, calling, and ministry

Sometimes God uses our "ordinary" circumstances to prepares us for unforeseen opportunities. For the authors of "In the Wait", what began as an Instagram friendship grew into an opportunity to encourage hundreds of...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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