City Impact College in partnership with Northwest University

A Christ-focused education with the Highest level of accreditation through Northwest University

SF City Impact's School of Ministry is proud to be an instructional site for Northwest University and a member of Northwest University's Church Partnership Program. The Church Partnership Program partners with churches to offer college courses with the highest level of academic accreditation (including Associate and Bachelor degrees) as part of their church or ministry internship program. The Church Partnership Program has a couple of very unique and interesting features:

  • Internship Credit: Students earn 3 credits per semester for their internship work, for free!
  • Degrees Offered: Associate of Arts, Associate in Ministry Leadership, Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
  • All courses have the highest level of accreditation.
  • An optional $1,300 Program fee provides resources for the Northwest Partnership Program Partner’s Intern Training Program.
  • All tuition costs are eligible for federal financial aid (loans and grants).
  • Courses reflect the unique vision and values of your church as your (qualified) instructors lead your students through the curriculum (minimum ten students in a class.)
  • All courses are also offered online, so courses are available to students regardless of Partner’s size.
  • Partners can earn scholarships toward NU master's programs based on the number of students enrolled.
  • Low Cost: $298 per credit.

Course Design

Northwest uses Discovery and NU Online as their learning management systems to provide learning materials, reference links, assignments, discussion forums, and other support features needed by students, except textbooks.

Whenever possible, the Church Partnership Program blends face-to-face and online courses, depending on the program size and the number of qualified local faculty. It's the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online education and the strength of weekly personal instruction.


Pastoral Track: City Impact Study Group through Global University

Students that have already earned a degree in higher education will be be enrolled in our Pastoral Track in efforts to become a Certified Minister. Through our church study group in partnership with Global University, students will be taught a working knowledge of Bible study methods, New Testament content, and Pentecostal doctrine. By the end of the program, students will possess the basic skills needed to begin serving in a ministerial role in the local church.

Courses include:

  • Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
  • Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
  • Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
  • Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon
  • Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
  • The Local Church in Evangelism
  • A Spirit-Empowered Church: an Acts 2 Ministry Model (required course in 2018)
  • Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance
  • Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
  • Beginning Ministerial Internship