For international applications: For the "State" field, please enter the state, province, religion or municipality that you live in (the term used to describe the region you live in might vary depending on which country you live in). If you don't have or can't think of a specific region that would make sense, please re-enter your country name.
A Bridge Scholarship is available to some students who hold ministerial credentials. Please contact the Northpoint Bible College Grand Rapids office at 616.988.5531 for more information about this scholarship.
Your application may be accepted with the condition that you have begun the process of completeing your GED or will register for the edxam, and that you will submit completed scores within your first semester of enrollment at the college.
If you desire housing Northpoint Bible College | Grand Rapids will contact you once you've been accepted to help set up a host family arrangement.
I hereby declare that all the information presented in this application is accurate and complete and I agree to abide by the Northpoint Bible College | Grand Rapids' community standards and statement of faith as stated in the program's catalog.
Required References: (cannot be a family member)
To complete your references, you must fill out the basic information of each reference and then you will be responsible to email your references the appropriate reference form. To do so, copy the link included below each reference form and send to the appropriate referal. Once you've sent each form mark the check box and move on. Your application will not be reveiwed until we receive all of your references.
If you need any assistance in this process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Thoughtfully consider the following questions and respond to them in essay format.
-Please type your response in Microsoft Word, including your name, and upload the file below, or copy and paste your response in the space provided.
-Please review the rubric below to learn the grading expectations.
-Please note essays not meeting expected criteria will be sent back to the applicant for revising.
-Your completed response should be between 500-600 words. Please note your word count at the bottom of your essay.
Please address the following items in your essay and give equal weight to each question below:
1. Describe how and when you became a Christian and describe your spiritual growth since that time. Include the basis for your assurance of salvation and eternal life.
2. Outline your present and past involvement in church and ministry activities.
3. Explain your call to ministry and your ministerial goals.
4. How do you believe Northpoint Bible College | Grand Rapids fits into your expectations of the fulfillment of God's will for your life?
Ideas and Content
-Focuses on a specific experience in the writer's life.
-Presents an appealing picture of the action and the people involved.
-Includes sensory details.
-Makes the reader want to know what happens next.
-Has a beginning, middle, and an end.
-Pulls reader into the text with beginnings techniques.
-Gives events in an order that is logical and simple to follow.
-Uses transition words and phrases to connect ideas.
-Writer has provided enough detail for the reader to easily follow the essay, "in a show, and don't tell" manner.
-Creates a tone and mood that fits the topic.
-Shows the writer's personality.
-Contains specific nouns, vivid verbs, and colorful modifiers.
-Uses sensory details and figurative comparisons.
-Rich language choices that make the writer's voice rich, personal and honest.
-Flows smoothly from one idea to the next.
-Uses a variety of sentence lengths and structures.
-Exhibits excellent control of grammar, usage, and mechanics (standard usage including agreement, tense, case; and mechanics).
-Presents paper according to format listed in directions.
-Paper has met content expectations.
If you need help with the application essay, you can download an essay guide.
I fully understand that the purpose of Northpoint Bible College is to prepare men and women to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. I accept my responsibility to be a person of integrity in word and deed, and with forethought and commitment I pledge the following: