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Graduates leave MU equipped to serve

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Last Friday, our spring graduates walked across the stage of Rolling Hills Community Church to receive their diplomas. Among them were Parker Jones, Nicole Verrett, Katie Schefter Sheron, Moses Clark, Ashleigh Rich, Gregory Stansel and Susie Amato, seven students who picked up much more than a quality education at MU. They took some time to reflect on what they’ve learned, how they’ve changed — and where they plan to go next.

parkerParker Jones

Hometown: Yakima, Washington

Undergrad majors: Bible and Theology and Youth Ministry

Favorite MU experience: My freshman year while I was living in community, making some life-long friendships and going to all the Multnomah sports games with my friends.

Favorite class: Abnormal Psychology with Professor Velez, Mission with Children at Risk with Dr. Burch and all of the science field-trips with Dr. Swenson.

Favorite thing about MU: The community of students. I also love being able to learn from all the students and professors while really getting to know them.

Favorite thing about Portland: I love the various city ministries to get involved in, the Blazers, the variety of different foods here, and being outdoors in the springtime (when it’s not raining) with my friends.

Plans after graduation: After high school, I started a sign advertising business. I was blessed with this opportunity, as it has opened many doors through these five years. But before coming to Multnomah, I knew I wanted to help out in youth groups. So this summer I will be working in a church as an intern for the summer in youth ministry. After this summer, I want to get involved in a Christian nonprofit for youth in the areas of education, sports and community development. I look forward to continuing my entrepreneurial dream in starting another business.

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: Multnomah has not only given me Bible knowledge, but it has transformed my relationship with Christ in a new way. I have grown in my reverence for God. I value the local church more now and the importance of trusting in the Lord in every season. Through my years at Multnomah, I’ve learned that when I hold tight to my plans and things I want to do, I’m cheating myself of what God wants for me. Coming into Multnomah I had so many ideas and expectations for my life, and as I graduate from Multnomah I am more open and confident in the Lord’s plan for me in the coming seasons.

Advice to your first-year self: The relationships you make at Multnomah will matter equally as much as the education you receive. Don’t neglect the opportunities you are given in your time at school. Don’t be afraid to do new things and be challenged.

nicoleNicole Denise Verrett

Hometown: Vallejo, California and Murrieta, California

Program: Bible and Theology & Global Studies

Favorite MU experience: My favorite MU experience was playing for Multnomah’s Women's Basketball team. Also building relationships with the professors and the community.

Favorite class: All the Intercultural Study Classes: World Religions, Intercultural Communications, Strategies of Evangelism, Theology of Missions, Spiritual Warfare, Pressing Issues, etc.

Favorite thing about MU: The professors. They care for and love the students so much. The professors are what make Multnomah University, at least in my opinion.

Favorite thing about Portland: There is good food, lots of wonderful hikes, and the people are open-minded.

Plans after graduation: I intend to finish my practicum, travel and find a job, while living a life of servanthood.

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: MU has grown my spiritual awareness for Christ. It has helped me build my relationship with Christ. MU has encouraged me to build relationships with people as well.

Advice to your first-year self: Be yourself, be open-minded, love God and love others. Challenge yourself, take risks and get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be discouraged if things don’t go the way you want them to. Be kind and loving. Become a servant, a servant of Christ.

katieKatie Schefter Sheron

Hometown: Yakima, Washington and Vancouver, Washington

Program: Master’s of Arts in Counseling

Favorite MU experience: Getting to be a part of a counseling triad from the very start of our program. We are all from Vancouver and are graduating together. 

Favorite class: Spiritual Integration and Social Concern. I loved how Dr. Feil was able to integrate counseling and spiritual issues in such a practical and applicable way.

Favorite thing about MU: I loved my cohort!  We were a small but mighty group, and I am forever grateful for the relationships that I gained after taking on this journey together.

Favorite thing about Portland: The view of Mt. Hood on a sunny day.

Plans after graduation: Immediate plans?  To recoup and love on my kids for a bit. Professionally, I know God has called me into the counseling field to sit with hurting people and walk alongside them in their journey to find healing and hope.

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: MU and the MAC program came to me at a crucial junction in my life. Having to choose to trust God’s plan, even when it didn’t make sense along the way, was a major part of my growth and healing over the past two and a half years.

A theme in your life: Galatians 6:9, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Advice to your first-year self: Trust God. It will all turn out OK.  And hang on tight!  The time goes so fast.

 Musa (Moses) Clarkmoses

Hometown: Allat, Cameroon

Program: Masters of Arts in Global Development and Justice

Favorite MU experience: After class on Wednesdays, a group of us in Cohort 3 go to East Glisan Street Pizza, two blocks away, and enjoy their $1 New York Style Pizza after 10 p.m. It is a great time of fellowship and setting aside all of the stresses of life to enjoy yummy pizza and share some laughs.

Favorite Class: Conflict, Refugees, and Complex Disasters with Dr. Karen Fancher. This class really taught us about approaching difficult situations in a nurturing and holistic way. God came to seek and save the lost, so should we come alongside our brothers and sisters in a loving and delicate way. This class taught us a lot about being involved in humanitarian development, and we researched case studies around the world implementing different methods as organizations took into consideration location, culture, and prudence.

Favorite thing about MU: It may just be Cohort 3 in the MAGDJ program, but there is such a close bond and connection within our community. We all encourage each other, pray for each other, rant about homework, challenge growth and are really investing daily. It is hard to believe that in just two short years, so much will have happened, but we’ve created a strong network of support which is exactly what makes global development successful; a strong global network.

Favorite thing about Portland: I love the pace of life and the activities that are always going on in the city. Portland is a city where you get the city feel, but not overwhelmingly like major US cities. The vibes surrounding the Portland Timbers, Blazers and Thorns has been really fun to experience firsthand as part of a great fan base. I love the location of Portland, with the coast in one direction and the mountains the other. I’ll have to say the trees are what really strikes me as wonderful. Growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa, you learn to appreciate green trees when you see them.

Plans after graduation: I plan to continue working at RH Construction as a Project Engineer. I will continue to network and develop relationships with international organizations as I make plans to return to Africa and partner global development with construction engineering and business. There are some amazing organizations doing wonderful things in transformational development directed around building. But beyond building buildings in His name, I want to build relationships that will last for eternity.

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: MU greatly emphasized the need to look at development from a biblical perspective, similar to my undergraduate experience at John Brown University. They ensure that with whatever you are learning, you are applying a Christian perspective and engaging your community missionally. Living out Micah 6:8 in its entirety is something that has ignited a passion in my heart as I prepare to obey the Great Commission.

Advice to your first-year self: Prepare your eyes for an insane amount of reading. I read and wrote more the first semester than all 5 years of undergrad combined. When you do a math-based engineering degree, then switch to a Master of Arts, there is a shift in what your brain is used to. I had to push myself to stay engaged. 

ashleighAshleigh Rich

Hometown: I’ve moved several times in my life (lived in Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and now Oregon), but most recently and for the greatest number of years, I’ve lived in West Chester, Ohio.

Program: Masters of Divinity, Theological Studies

Favorite MU experience: My experience at MU has been great all around, but I think one of my favorite experiences was being a part of the Hebrew tutoring program last year. It was just a really unique opportunity to connect with other students and to get to know Dr. Josberger and Dr. Kutz in a more relaxed, relational way. The Hebrew family is awesome.

Favorite class: This is a really hard one. I’ve really enjoyed a lot of my classes and I feel like there have been so many that have changed my thinking in one way or another. It might be a three way tie between Dr. Metzger’s Readings Ethics class, Patristics with Dr. Robertson, and Ecclesiastes in Hebrew with Dr. Josberger.

Favorite thing about MU: I really love the community at MU and the access you have to your professors. That’s one of the nice things about a smaller school and small class sizes: You really get to know your classmates and your professors in a way that isn’t possible in other places. I knew no one at Multnomah when I started, and now it feels like a second home to me.

Favorite thing about Portland: Probably the Timbers. I love going to games with my husband. He has a season tickets in the Timber’s Army, and it is fun to go to the games with him and cheer the team on. It’s a really unique environment, unlike any other sporting event I’ve ever been to. I wasn’t really a big soccer fan before I moved here, but the Timbers have converted me. Also, there’s a ton of great food in the city that’s really unique.

Plans after graduation: Right now I have a part-time, summer position at my church, Beaverton Foursquare, as the Camp Office Director (mostly doing administrative stuff for their four summer camps). I’ll be doing that until the end of July. I’m also working on a book in my spare time (which I’ll have more of after graduation), so I’ll probably keep working on that and see if it goes anywhere. After July, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing, but I’m eager to see what God has in store.

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: MU has had a big impact on my spiritual journey. I’ve been a Christian all my life, and it’s been easy for me to think that I know pretty much everything there is to know about Jesus and how to live like him. My time at Multnomah has opened my eyes to so many other facets of theology that I hadn’t thought of before, and to other ways of thinking about the things I had thought about. It’s also been great to interact with so many brothers and sisters in Christ who think differently from me. I love the diversity at Multnomah. It gives me hope for greater unity in the midst of diversity in the church at large. That’s been a huge spiritual development for me as well.

Advice to your first-year self: Make sure you always have margin space in your life, whether that’s a free day each week or even just a couple of hours. It can be easy to let homework and school commitments take over your life, but make sure you always have some space to just enjoy life with God, your family, and friends. School only lasts for a couple of years, but those relationships last forever. Sometimes it’s better to say no to an opportunity (even if it’s a good one) than to make your life overly hectic.

gregGregory Stansel

Hometown: Tarkington, Texas

Program: Masters of Divinity, Theological Studies 

Favorite MU experience: My favorite MU experience is being part of the Hebrew family and working through this beautiful language with my fellow students. Not only did we deepen our knowledge of the Word and the Hebrew language, but we also developed a family. We were able to speak the Word into each other’s lives, pray for each other, laugh and grow.

Favorite class: There is no possible way to decide just one favorite, so I am going to give you three. First was BIB 502 – The Prophets with Dr. Josberger. In this class I fell in love with the Old Testament, how the Scripture is beautifully woven together, and how to really read the prophets. Second, TH 628 – Contemporary Theologies with Dr. Metzger; this class changed the way I looked at theology, the marginalized, and Kant (just don’t tell Dr. Metzger). My last (but not least) favorite course was BTH 633 – Methods in Biblical Theology with Dr. Baylis. I cannot say enough about this course, but it has changed the way I read Scripture and how I preach forever.

Favorite thing about MU: My favorite thing about MU is the diverse nature of the student body. I have grown more being in classes with those who have different points-of-view than I could have anywhere else. I have been humbled and strengthened getting to know the diversity of the body of Christ because of MU, and I am eternally grateful.

Favorite thing about Portland: My favorite thing about Portland has to be the coffee, Powell’s Books and of course MU.

Plans after graduation: I am pursuing several different opportunities in pastoral ministry at the moment, and I am confident that God will place my family and me in the perfect place. Regardless of where we land, I am confident that God has called me to preach the Word (2 Tim. 4:2).

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: I would say that the greatest way MU has impacted my spiritual journey is by helping me fall in love with the Word of God.

Advice to your first-year self: What a great question! I would say to my first-year self, “Schedule your time well, protect your Sabbath rest, family is much more important than grades, and get involved with the MU community.” I have the tendency to get lost in my work, and it is very important to remember what the important things are in life and godly living.

suzieSuzie Amato 

Hometown: Sherwood, Oregon

Program: Degree Completion Program, Leadership and Ministry

Favorite MU experience: Being in a cohort with three other amazing women that I probably would have never met otherwise, and sharing our lives, our hearts and our passion for Christ.

Favorite class: Acts and Pauline Letters, Pentateuch, and Effective Communication of Scripture. I grew the most in my faith and as a person through each of those classes. I learned that the Bible is a beautiful, living, breathing story about creation, redemption and restoration and that I, personally, fit into that story. 

Favorite thing about MU: I felt a sense of peace and calm that is unexplainable come over me each and every time I was on campus. No matter what was going on in my life, the outside world seemed to stop for a little while, and learning about God in the cohort setting was like a beautiful act of worship each week. The DCP staff and instructors all come in a close second to that. There was always a sense of community pulling for you to succeed. The passion displayed by the faculty who taught us was contagious, and the love and grace shown by the staff of the DCP office made Multnomah feel like home. 

Favorite thing about Portland: The location is the best; equally close to the beach and the mountains. The food is pretty amazing too! And when the sun is shining I can’t think of a better place to be.

Plans after graduation: I’m still trying to discern between pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership or going to seminary. But ultimately, I’ll go where the Lord leads. 

How MU impacted your spiritual journey: I came to understand God’s character in ways that I never fully understood before. Not only through my education, but through relationships I built here with people I met and during quiet times spent alone on campus. It felt as though God used MU as the place in which to show me how to fully depend on Him and how to take my eyes off the horizon and only think about my next step, one at a time.

Advice to your first-year self:

God led you to MU in his perfect timing, and he will not allow you to fail. So enjoy every moment without worrying, and put 100% of yourself into the experience in order to get the most out of it.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" Matt 6:34.

Writing tutors encourage students, inspire confidence

Comments Off on Writing tutors encourage students, inspire confidence Written on April 21st, 2017 by
Categories: Faculty, Students

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For several years now, certain MU students have dedicated hours to assisting their peers with writing. English Professor Dr. Domani Pothen sought to formalize this practice by initiating a writing tutor program with the blessing of university administration. With the initiation of the Academic Support Center, the writing tutor program was officially supported and formalized.

At the end of the fall 2016 semester, the writing tutors Pothen had a vision for scored quite high in student satisfaction surveys. To see why students appreciated their work so much, one of the tutors gave us insight into what they do for the MU community.

Senior English major Hogan Schaak is a writing tutor who believes writing is how we often manifest our thoughts to the world. He has been tutoring under the supervision of Pothen since he began his sophomore year at MU. “When people show up who really want to be here, it’s great to see how they think and what makes them excited,” says Schaak. “Improvement in critical thinking through writing makes you more confident in yourself and gives you the ability to engage readily with others. This is probably the most fun job I have had.”

Pothen took this opportunity to acknowledge the character of the writing tutors under her tutelage: “The tutors have always been caring and lowly people,” she says. “They are willing to meet their students, hear them, see how they express themselves and then encourage them.”

With humble students encouraging their peers to develop skills that will give them more confidence throughout life, it’s no surprise that the writing tutors ranked high in student satisfaction surveys. As the end of the semester approaches with hordes of final papers and projects, the writing tutors will undoubtedly be the encouragement needed by many to make it through these last few weeks.

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This post was written by Marketing Assistant Meghan Ward.

Grounds crew keeps campus beautiful, builds community

Comments Off on Grounds crew keeps campus beautiful, builds community Written on April 20th, 2017 by
Categories: Students

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Blossoming flower trees, green grass and warmer weather are slowly pushing winter away. As the campus begins to welcome spring, one department stands out for their effort in the welcoming — the grounds crew. The grounds crew scored high in last semester’s satisfaction surveys. Their work to keep the campus beautiful has been noticed and appreciated by many.

Bible and theology major Michael Len works as a member of the grounds crew. He has been a member since his first semester at Multnomah two years ago. Some of the work Len could possibly do on any given day includes raking leaves, trimming rose bushes, mowing lawns and doing general cleanup around campus.

However, what makes this job fun to Len is the community around it. There are normally five other grounds crew members working alongside him throughout the year. “The community built when we talk about life while we do something like raking leaves with each other is great,” says Len. The grounds crew, he adds, enjoys playing small pranks on each other. And they all love their boss, Grounds Manager Ron Casey. “He treats us like family and genuinely cares about us,” says Len.

Casey’s favorite part of working as the grounds supervisor is getting to know the students and interacting with them, especially in the summer time. “Over the summer, we have a good routine where we meet in the morning and pray and read Scripture together for 20 minutes,” says Casey. “It is great to see answered prayers come around when we are together.”

With solid leadership and a close-knit community, the grounds crew is able to keep the campus of MU beautiful and welcoming. The individuals who work there find enjoyment in doing some of the “dirty work” on campus as they spend time in their Bibles and with each other. The hard work has not gone unnoticed, and the MU community is quite thankful for the daily tasks completed by the grounds crew.

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This post was written by Marketing Assistant Meghan Ward.

MU celebrates second annual Encouragement Week

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Categories: Events, Faculty, Students

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This week is officially the mid-semester mark. That means students will be surrounded by study guides, lecture notes, and textbooks as they prepare for mid-term tests and projects. That is why last week was a great time for some extra encouragement from MU faculty and staff.

Last week Multnomah celebrated its second annual Encouragement Week, when faculty and staff go out of their way to give students a little extra love before a stressful time of the school year. Associate Dean of Students Rich Ward, the man behind Encouragement Week’s creation, wants every student to feel that they matter and belong. “Students lead a lot of things on campus to show other students they are cared for, but this is one thing where we can make all students receivers,” says Ward.

There were signs of encouragement all around campus. In the JCA Student Center, there were posters with motivational words and students wearing bracelets with the hashtag #YouGotThisMU.  The registrar’s office is where these bracelets could be found, along with postcards that had an inspirational Bible verse printed on them. These postcards also have a comforting hashtag, #GodHasYou. The Marketing Department made various '80s-style buttons that were handed out in chapel.

“Jesus was about giving encouragement and showing love,” says Administrative Assistant to the Registrar Camilla Dolan. “In today’s culture with diverse opinions and views, it is easy to forget how to love one another, but we all need encouragement.”

Ward believes that on a practical level, positive messaging is just a good idea. “To know a specific person and institution cares about you helps develop a sense of belonging, which can lead to persistence in tougher times,” says Ward. His goal is that this positive event will become a tradition at Multnomah for years to come so that students will feel loved and encouraged in stressful times.

English major Monica Paterson shared a story about the encouragement she received this week: “The library staff is always loving and welcoming, but this week they put forth extra hospitality with quotes, snacks, and pieces of encouragement in our mail,” she says. “Thank you for being so encouraging!”

This post was written by global studies major and Marketing Assistant Meghan Krause.

What I learned at the Global Missions Conference: A student’s perspective

Comments Off on What I learned at the Global Missions Conference: A student’s perspective Written on February 28th, 2017 by
Categories: Events, Students, Theology

Global studies major and Marketing Assistant Meghan Krause shares her perspective on this year’s Global Missions Conference. 

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Dr. Karen Fancher speaks at MU's 77th annual Global Missions Conference.

This past week, Multnomah hosted the 77th annual Global Ministries Conference, or GMC. The GMC’s slogan for this year was, “Cultivating Renewal: Back to the Beginning.” A team of five students, led by Dr. Greg Burch, brought this whole conference together. These five students were Jamilyn Cummings, Moriah Paterson, Kara Swanson, Annica Davis and Jared Stone. From the decorations, to the advertisements, to the selection of speakers and guests, these five students confronted all of us about creation care and the part we play in this topic.

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From left to right: Moriah Paterson, Jared Stone, Jamilyn Cummings, Annica Davis, McKenzie Chapman and Kara Swanson.

GMC2One of the students from this team was senior Jared Stone, the GMC’s logistics coordinator, whom I caught up with as everything concluded. “The GMC went better than I even expected — from the coordination of decorations, to the responses the skits received, to the talk I have overheard from fellow students about the workshops,” he said. “It was great to bring the topic of creation care to the table for us as Christian students.” His statement appears to speak for itself from my observations.

As a student, I attended every plenary session that featured the keynote speakers, Dr. Miriam Adeney and Dr. A.J. Swoboda. With conviction, these two speakers connected Christianity and creation care on theological and practical bases. I attended a decent amount of the workshops as well. From these workshops, a few things definitively stuck with me. For example, La Montana exemplified how ministry and creation care can be quite interconnected. Dr. A.J Swoboda showed the significance and rejuvenation that keeping the Sabbath can have in all areas of life.

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Another thing that I observed during these workshops was fellow students pursuing knowledge and connections that would guide them in their journey of creation care. Questions like, “What can I do as an individual?” were thrown around, and answers were given that ranged from education and advocacy to living a simpler life. I myself, and many others, also enjoyed networking and learning from the many missions organizations that came to this year’s GMC. Meeting with individuals representing different organizations gave the GMC a personal touch, as students could find specific ministries that called to them.

GMC3A final aspect of this conference that students seemed to enjoy was the worship, led by Caleb Schmidt from Youth With A Mission. Every day I saw different students having intent conversations with Schmidt. So, I decided to ask about his experience at the GMC. “The best part has been seeing students encounter God and the concept of living present-centered lives,” he said. “The hospitality here has been amazing, and I love the heart for missions I have seen.”

Whether it was the plenary sessions, the call to creation care, or individual connections, the 77th GMC had something to offer to each member of the Multnomah community.

MU celebrates grand opening for Veterans Resource Center

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If you walked through the JCA Student Center on Veterans Day, you would have seen tables decorated in red, white and blue with food and drink on top. A watermelon carved to resemble a bald eagle was the centerpiece of this patriotic display. A podium, surrounded by chairs, stood in front of an American flag. This small area was set up to celebrate the grand opening of The Multnomah University Veterans Resource Center.

The resource center, located in the JCA’s West Lobby, will be a safe place for veterans in the Multnomah community to receive support from their peers. Veterans can shop at the center’s food pantry, browse pamphlets for off-campus resources, and connect with plenty of friendly veterans. The resource center will be open weeknights, and the food pantry will be open Saturdays.

Multnomah’s community of veterans will be working hard to create a place where the brotherhood and sisterhood of military service can support one another in a place of understanding. The center will be completely run by student volunteers, with oversight provided by Veterans Faculty Advisor Dr. Michael Gurney.

At the grand opening, retired Air Force Col. and MU Board of Trustees Member Brent Mesquit spoke to Multnomah’s veterans on behalf of the university. “Thank you for your sacrificial service to our great nation,” he said. “It is held in high regard at Multnomah University.” After  Mesquit’s acknowledgments, the student veteran who started it all was given the chance to speak.

Psychology major Matthew Comprix used to run the resource center out of his on-campus apartment. He’s elated to have a new space where he can continue serving his fellow veterans. “Every one of us gave of ourselves, with the possibility of giving all of ourselves, for the greater good of our great nation,” he said. “Student veterans need an outlet for their servant hearts. To serve other veterans and the community they’re in is a great outlet for them.”

 

The resource center needs volunteers!

If you’re interested in volunteering at the Veterans Resource Center, contact Matthew Comprix at mcomprix@my.multnomah.edu. You do not need to be a veteran to volunteer.

If you are interested in earning Service Learning credit through volunteering at the resource center, contact Dr. Roger Trautmann at rtrautmann@multnomah.edu.

Pastoral Ministry major to be renamed Church Leadership

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Categories: Faculty, Students

Multnomah University is changing the name of the pastoral ministry major to church leadership. The revision will take effect at the start of the 2017 spring semester. “In many ways, the two titles are synonymous,” says Practical Theology Division Chair Dr. Hildebrand. “The heart of the program will remain the same, and the training will largely remain the same.”

The switch was initiated by Pastoral Ministry Chair Dr. Jay Held, who says the program’s title has been a hindrance to students who want to lead in the church, but not as pastors. “While the word ‘pastoral’ accurately describes some of the primary roles of leadership within the church, it does not describe all of them,” says Hildebrand. “Our hope is that we can reach more potential Christian leaders now. We’re attempting to remove a barrier.” The church leadership program will continue providing excellent preparation for students who want to become pastors.

The proposal for the name change went through many years of consideration before being approved this year. The pastoral ministry major has been a staple at Multnomah since 1994, and was offered as a minor before that. “Christian ministry training has been close to the heart of Multnomah since our inception,” says Hildebrand. “We have been pleased to prepare thousands of missionaries, pastors, youth leaders, and other Christian workers for service in the Kingdom of God.” After more than 20 years of educating church leaders, the church leadership program will seek to equip even more students under an inclusive title.

If you have any questions about this decision, please contact Youth Ministry Chair Dr. Rob Hildebrand, Pastoral Ministry Chair Dr. Jay Held, or Seminary Dean Dr. Derek Chinn.

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