Multnomah YOU-niversity

1 Comment » Written on July 9th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Missions

Multnomah has been in existence since Valentines Day, 1936. Since then – like many other colleges – we’ve been known by many names starting with “Multnomah School of the Bible” to “Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary” to the latest (and most likely last) “Multnomah University.”

The Conundrum
After 72 years, many people still call us by many different names…so we wondered how best to inform the community about who we are and what we stand for…and definitely what to call us. We have done many of the typical letters, advertising, news stories and other promotions...

But it just didn’t seem to "hit the spot"...

Letting Our Hands, Hearts, and Feet Do the Talking
We heard that Luis Palau (Alum, 1961) was coming back home to Portland and that his Luis Palau Association (LPA) was putting on CityFest 2008 for the Portland-Metro-SW Washington region.

So, we decided to jump on as their first major sponsor, and provide as much support for the Season of Service and CityFest 2008 weekend as possible. Not only will our “Multnomah University” name and logo get out to hundreds of thousands of people – but our vast base of students, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and friends can have many ways to SHOW what we’re all about with THEIR hands, hearts, and feet!

The YOU in YOU-niversity
YOU are the ones who tell folks what we're about! Multnomah is YOURS, afterall. YOU do it better than any type of promotion or advertising ever could!

  • Students volunteering can earn ministry credit
  • Alumni’s PDX chapter event at CityFest
  • Decision counselor training is open to the public
  • Volunteers working with kids, maintenance, and support
  • Volunteers running various Season of Service activities
  • Putting out signs, stickers, and getting your church involved
  • Join our alumni during a “call party” to get other volunteers committed

Evangelizing to folks who actually WANT to know more about Jesus – it’s a brilliant plan!
And who better to do it than a Biblically trained - Multnomah affiliated - committed follower of Christ?

Oh yeah, you don't have to be an Alumnus to participate...students, employees, donors, friends, and community members are all welcome!

Get Involved
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One Response to “Multnomah YOU-niversity”

Not only is Luis one of our fellow Multnomah alumni, many of his wonderful staff were trained and are graduates of Multnomah as well. Alan Hotchkiss (MA ’98)- National Director of Church Relations for LPA and Doug Terpening (MDIV ’97) – Director of US and International Festivals for LPA will be assisting in our onsite training scheduled next week: July 15th and 17th as well as August 5th and 7th. If you are not already signed up for one of these training dates call us today at 1-877-9ALUMNI or email us at and get involved. Let’s Partner together to make a historical mark in advancing His Kingdom for eternity! Michelle Peel, Director of Alumni Relations, Multnomah University: Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary