Course Details

Schedule | Each course is offered at least twice a year. Courses are normally offered before, during, or immediately following the Midwinter Conference, during a summer intensive at North Park Theological Seminary, and in the spring and fall in conjunction with conference annual meetings and ministerial retreats. Click here for the current course schedule.

Credits | Graduate credits are available for students taking the History of the ECC and/or the Theology of the ECC courses and can be taken for graduate credit. These are transferable to any Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited school. Often, a student in another seminary master’s program can use the Covenant Orientation courses to fulfill electives and even core courses for their program, thus completing two objectives at once. Please contact us at covenant.orientation(at) for the most recent information.

Registration | Once a pastor is enrolled in Covenant Orientation he or she will get course registration forms as they are available, usually one or two months before the class. These are sent by email and will be mailed through the postal service as needed. Access to course syllabi is given with the confirmation of registration. Syllabi list pre-readings which must be complete before class attendance.

Reading Material | Course reading material can be purchased by calling the Covenant Bookstore at (800) 621-1290 or through the bookstore website.

Grades | Instructors have six weeks to grade and return papers. After this, the graded papers are returned to students. Audits and credits granted are kept at North Park Theological Seminary. Transcripts are available upon request.