The Contextual Leadership track is designed to build on and enhance the abilities and ecclesiological framework of ministry leaders to better engage a growing post-Christian cultural climate. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between Gospel/Church/Culture and articulating redemptive sociological windows that drive a philosophy of ministry which mobilizes people into full participation in God’s mission.
Who is this track for?
Pastors, elders, church planters and leaders of organizations who want to better exegete culture and mobilize people to proclaim the Gospel through tangible ministry initiatives that address the unique generational and cultural issues of their given context.
What is unique about this track?
As part of the this DMin cohort you will enjoy being exposed to the Mentor’s relational network. To facilitate this exposure, each of the six intensives includes teaching from leaders who sit with the cohort for 2-3 days to download their perspectives and facilitate conversation. People currently committed to coming in the future are: George Hunsberger, Bob Roberts, Alan Hirsch, and Francis Chan.
Chuck Bomar served nine years at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, before moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2008. There, he planted Colossae Church, which has now become four congregations. In addition to embedding into the city through strategic relationships with civic and school district leaders, Chuck has authored more than a dozen small group resources and nine books, the most recent being, “Serving Local Schools.” Chuck leads the Missional Leadership track for the Master of Applied Theology & Doctorate of Ministry programs at Multnomah Seminary, speaks frequently, and serves as a consultant, but his favorite place to be is home. As you can see from his Facebook/Instagram feed, being home with his girls is his happy place. Chuck and his wife, Barbara, have three beautiful daughters: Karis, Hope and Sayla.
“This track was the perfect balance of personal formation, missiological theory and applied theology. I would highly recommend it for pastors who are seeking to expand their vision for equipping the church to participate in God’s mission in the world.”
Lead Pastor of Antioch Church
“The relational structure and practical emphasis of the cohort made this the most positive educational experience I’ve had. At times I forgot we were even in class because it felt like I was talking about how to follow Jesus with friends.”
“Chuck Bomar is an exemplary leader, not only cold planting Colossae, an outstanding church, and several churches from it, but empowering pastors all over the country. He is a great friend and a source of godly wisdom to many, including me.”
Ph.D and Professor of Theology at Western Seminary
“Going through this program has helped revitalize my congregation by giving me countless tools to reengage them in the work of blessing our city.”
City Light Church
New Students Join Cohort in January
This track meets for two intensives each year, one week in January and one week in May. New students enter the cohort for the January intensive. Register now for the next intensive in January 2019! If you would like to join this track, please contact Admissions and/or DMin Program Director Dr. Greg Dueker at firstname.lastname@example.org.