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On the Flip Side – Peter Mead (MDiv ’04)

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Categories: Alumni, General
On the Flip Side – Peter Mead (MDiv ’04)

Alumni in Chippenham, England

Alumnus Peter Mead graduated from the Seminary program in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Masters in Divinity. Now living in England, Peter serves in his local church on a preaching rotation while filling a supportive role to develop other pastors on the team. However, the bulk of Peter's time is spent working in a ministry called "Cor Deo" which means 'Heart for God'. Read the rest of this entry »

A Challenge Of Intercessory Prayer

A Challenge Of Intercessory Prayer

Alumni Leadership Council President David Manning - BSBE '88

Since last May, the Lord has challenged me to revisit the practice of prayer in my life. And on this go around, the Lord is challenging me to prioritize and align my prayers in order to experience His partnership in advancing the kingdom. Therefore, I have been stepping deeper into that arena of intercessory prayer with the brethren. As I do, I believe that God wants to know what I really think, feel and desire for His kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

On the Flip Side – Sky Cady (B.S. ’03)

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On the Flip Side – Sky Cady (B.S. ’03)

Welcome to Alumni On the Flip Side!

Alumnus Sky Cady graduated from Multnomah's undergraduate program in 2003 with a minor in Communication Studies. He is now serving as a youth pastor in Bath, England. Check out this video to hear more about  his ministry and his  journey since Multnomah.

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Welcome to the Team, Sarah!

Welcome to the Team, Sarah!

Introduction by Matthew Forsythe (B.S. '05)

As Multnomah’s Donor Relations Officer, I have enjoyed getting to know the students who are employed part time in the Advancement Department. Two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting a young woman named Sarah Garrison. Recently, she and I were able to catch up and reflect on the journey that God has taken her on in the last six months. Read the rest of this entry »

The Value of Being a Foreigner

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The Value of Being a Foreigner

Ted (BS 2009) and Bethany Rydmark

“One of the most important reasons to travel is to know what it feels like to be a foreigner.” - A. A. Gill

Not until I had been off North American soil for three months did I fully realize how much I missed home. South America was still “America;” I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t expect to feel so out of place, so distant, so foreign. On a daily basis, I found myself in situations where I was completely dependent on local people for the most basic necessities: food, water, transportation, communication. There was no “Spanglish” spoken here. Read the rest of this entry »

Alumni More Inspiring Than Michael Jordan

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Alumni More Inspiring Than Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan told us we should drink Gatorade because he used it to get through tough games, and we listened. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, told us that Weight Watchers helped her lose ten more pounds, and we listened.

We listen even more when an endorsement comes from someone who isn’t getting paid to say all the right things. In a recent blog post we shared with you stories from various alumni and students and Multnomah’s effect on their lives. These are powerful testimonials. Read the rest of this entry »

In the Business of Life Change

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In the Business of Life Change

Again and again you will hear Multnomah faculty and staff members say "Alumni are our greatest recruiters," and they are proven correct as we listen to the stories. Incoming students often tell us about that special youth leader, pastor, speaker, or summer camp worker that changed their lives forever. We are so encouraged to be a part of an institution that is in the business of life change all over the world. Following is the story of a recent alum who shares her experience.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Reunion to Remember

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Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, General
A Reunion to Remember

The Multnomah class of 1962 loves to reunite. Every five years we simply push the Class Reunion button and begin gearing up for our next reunion. 2012 proved to be no exception. It was to be our 50 Year Reunion, so we began planning a full year in advance. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?

Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?

Bob and Cindi Norsworthy - BS 1983, Wives Certificate 1983

That phrase, and the passion for personal engagement with the Word of God that evoked the challenge, is indelibly etched in a winsome way, in the heart and mind of every alum that ever experienced the life of Dr. John G. Mitchell.

It’s been thirty-three years since I first felt the passion and the intercession behind those words, delivered in that thick Scottish brogue. Yet those words still lead and guide me today, to a sacred and private place of intimacy with my Jesus and the only source in the universe of any “real life” … the Word of God. Read the rest of this entry »

Kigali Kollection – An Update on the Largest Theological Library in Rwanda

Kigali Kollection – An Update on the Largest Theological Library in Rwanda

On July 1, 2012, another team will be sent to Kigali to train ten Africans in setting up a library and placing the now 18,500+ books onto the shelves. The journey started in 2008 when Africa New Life Ministries (founded by Multnomah Biblical Seminary graduate Charles Burgeya) was awarded a grant to start a Bible training school in Kigali, Rwanda. Upon hearing this good news, a group of Multnomah students banded together under the same dream - to create the largest theological library in Rwanda. This 2012 team will take the next step in helping establish the library. Read the rest of this entry »