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Redesigned programs offer greater flexibility to seminary students

Written on March 23rd, 2017 by
Categories: Feature, Seminary, Students
Multnomah University is redesigning its seminary degrees to help students balance the academic demands of the programs with the responsibilities of everyday life. The changes, which involve reducing the number of required credits to earn MA and MDiv degrees, will take effect in fall 2017. Continue Reading »

MU celebrates grand opening for Veterans Resource Center

Written on November 21st, 2016 by
Categories: Press Releases, Students
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. Continue Reading »

Pastoral Ministry major to be renamed Church Leadership

Written on November 15th, 2016 by
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 Youth Ministry Department Dr. Hildebrand. “The heart of the program will remain the same, and the training will largely remain the same.” Continue Reading »

‘This program shapes my life’: Mason Lepisto reflects on the Youth Ministry major

Written on November 7th, 2016 by
Categories: Programs, Students
Being a youth ministry major at MU is always unpredictable. You could be wearing a mummy costume and chasing a group of kids through a library pulsing with strobe lights. You could be smashing a laptop with a pickax in preaching class. Or you could be bouncing around in a huge inflatable bubble during chapel. Continue Reading »

MU alum partners with Disney to serve families through Circle

Written on October 13th, 2016 by
Categories: Alumni, General

Walking into the offices of Circle Media Inc. is a little like stepping through a portal into another, more fantastic world. Continue Reading »


Global ministry trends and issues, part 8: Mission training in the 21st century

Written on October 6th, 2016 by
Categories: Faculty, Missions, Press Releases, Programs, Students
A few years ago I was invited to consult on a mission and development project that was focused on caring for at-risk kids. As I approached the residential group home where several dozen young people were being cared for, I couldn’t help but notice the despair in the eyes of the mission volunteers and caretakers of the children. Continue Reading »