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 or high school. When the mistakes happen, what can parents do to keep anger,...
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, 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 shelters. Roads and schools were closed. Several counties were declared states of...
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 of Northwestern.
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 higher calling than just winning a game. Find out how the UNW Women's Volleyball...
Tuesday, November 21, 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 Eikum sat Putney down. That conversation changed the track of Putney’s life
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 currently facing?
Monday, September 18, 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 year’s debacle with financial giant Wells Fargo, who many blame on an oppressive...
Wednesday, June 7, 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 remember for the rest of her life.
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 to lead a servant-hearted team.
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 Child’s Heart.
Monday, March 27, 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 women.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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