Seminary Now is an on-demand, subscription-based educational platform for pastors and lay church leaders created in partnership with IVP. These video courses and certification programs deliver exclusive biblical, theological, and practical ministry training from a diverse group of leading educators and thought leaders, including many IVP authors. Accessible and convenient, Seminary Now courses cover practical ministry subjects like preaching, evangelism, mental health, racial reconciliation, women in ministry, and more.

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Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

by Ruth Haley Barton

With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton, author of Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Each session includes guidance in spiritual practices that help you forge and maintain a life-giving connection with God because the best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self.

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Church Forsaken

by Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks, author of Church Forsaken, challenges local churches to rediscover that loving our neighbors means loving our neighborhoods. Unpacking the themes of Jeremiah 29, he shows how Christians can be fully present in local communities and join in God's work in neglected neighborhoods.

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Evangelism: Sharing the Big Story

by James Choung

“Is our gospel too small?” In this engaging course on evangelism, James Choung, author of True Story, presents a way of talking about the gospel that acknowledges that Christ's sacrifice on the cross offers believers more than just a ticket to heaven.

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Faithful Presence

by David Fitch

David Fitch offers seven distinct spiritual practices based on his book, Faithful Presence. Fitch helps you re-envision church, what you do in the name of church, and the way you lead a church, reflecting God's faithful presence to a desperate world.

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Rethinking Incarceration

by Dominique Gilliard

Dominique Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration, explores the history of mass incarceration. Examining Christianity's role in its evolution and expansion, this course shows how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.

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Is Christianity the White Man's Religion

by Antipas L. Harris

In this sweeping examination of Christianity, Antipas L. Harris, author of Is Christianity the White Man's Religion?, responds to a list of hot topics from young Americans who struggle with the perception that Christianity is detached from matters of justice, identity, and culture.

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Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon

by Mary Hulst

Mary Hulst, author of A Little Handbook for Preachers, knows what it takes to preach well. In this uniquely practical course, Hulst provides foundational concepts and tips that all pastors can use, whether they are ministry newcomers or seasoned professionals.

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Bearing God's Name

by Carmen Joy Imes

Carmen Joy Imes, author of Bearing God's Name, argues that we've misunderstood the command about "taking the Lord's name in vain." Instead, Imes says that this command is really about "bearing God's name," a theme that continues throughout the rest of Scripture.

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Empowering Women in Ministry

by Tara Beth Leach

Pastor Tara Beth Leach, author of Emboldened, issues a stirring call for women in ministry: to teach, to preach, to shepherd, and to lead. She provides practical expertise for how women can find their place at the table, escape impostor syndrome, mentor others, and more.

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Old Testament Essentials

by Tremper Longman III

In this course professor Tremper Longman, author of Old Testament Essentials, offers strategies for understanding each type of Old Testament writing, including history, prophecy, poetry, wisdom, and apocalyptic. This comprehensive overview will enrich your knowledge and deepen your faith.

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Roadmap to Reconciliation

by Brenda Salter McNeil

We see injustice and inequality all around us. But how, exactly, does one reconcile? Based on her extensive work with churches and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, author of Roadmap to Reconciliation, shows us how to take the next step into unity, wholeness, and justice.

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The Mosaic of Christian Belief

by Roger Olson

In this course Roger Olson, author of The Mosaic of Christian Belief,  thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. 

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Beyond Colorblind

by Sarah Shin

Sarah Shin, author of Beyond Colorblind, reveals how our broken ethnic stories can be restored and redeemed, demonstrating God's power and bringing good news to the world. Discover how your ethnic story can be transformed for compelling witness and mission.

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A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

by Matthew Stanford

Matthew Stanford, author of Grace for the Afflicted, discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders, Stanford probes what science says and what the Bible says about each illness.

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Rediscipling the White Church

by David W. Swanson

In this powerful course, Pastor David Swanson, author of Rediscipling the White Church contends that discipleship, not diversity, lies at the heart of our white churches' racial brokenness. Before white churches can pursue diversity, he argues, we must first take steps to address the faulty discipleship that has led to our segregation in the first place.

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The Next Worship

by Sandra Maria Van Opstal

We live in a time of unprecedented intercultural exchange, where our communities welcome people from around the world. How do we help our congregations navigate the journey? Sandra Maria Van Opstal, author of The Next Worship, shows how worship leaders can set the table and welcome worshipers from every tribe and tongue.

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The Lost World of Genesis One

by John Walton

John Walton, author of The Lost World of Genesis One, presents a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

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