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Portrait of Steve Cummings

Dear MU Family,

I once came across a phrase that has stuck in my heart for years:

The greatest gift deserves the greatest response.

The greatest Giver this world has ever known has given us life here on earth — and life eternally with Him through faith in our LORD Jesus Christ (Ephesian 2:8-9). My question to you is: Why would we not generously give back to the One who gave us everything (Luke 12:21)? God does not want “our” money. It’s already His. He wants our hearts!  

The fact you are here on this webpage tells me God has moved on your heart, and we simply want to fan the flames of generosity in your life — and ignite the fire in others hearts to do the same. It’s a kingdom-minded mentality. It’s about Him and not about MU.

There’s a song I love and listen to almost every day from the Christian group Unspoken called "Start a Fire." It epitomizes exactly Multnomah University’s heart and intent in this journey of biblical stewardship and generosity we are all traveling together:

Unspoken - Start A Fire

Used by permission of UnSpoken.

Over and over again
I hear Your voice in my head
Let Your light shine, let Your light shine for all to see

Start a fire in my soul
Fan the flame and make it grow
So there’s no doubt or denying
Let it burn so brightly
That everyone around can see
That it’s You, that it’s You that we need
Start a fire in me

That’s what we are all about here at Multnomah. Every student, graduate, alum, friend, faculty member and staff person “gets it” — a deep and abiding love for the Savior that touches the very core of our being and unites us around the world for a lifetime.

We are incredibly grateful for you and invite you to participate with your time, talent and treasure in the work God is doing at Multnomah University.

Father God: We acknowledge everything we have comes from you. You provide and sustain Multnomah University through the generous giving and stewardship of your people.  May we be found faithful with our two fish and five loaves and watch what You do to spiritually feed this world your love through the mission of Multnomah University. In the rich Name of Jesus Christ our LORD, Amen


Gratefully,

Steve Cummings
Vice-President of Advancement

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