LGP Stories

Personal Stories from DLGP


By: on April 25, 2018

FIRST YEAR-IN-REVIEW STORY   In the year 2016, a passage to a global experience was opened for me. I didn’t know what was ahead but I took a chance and entered. My acceptance into the Leadership Global Perspective Doctor of Ministry Program at George Fox Seminary (Portland) was an honor. I found the advisors and…

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VE of Cape Town Advance

By: on December 26, 2017

#1 When departing Cape Town, I was processing all of our rich adventures in learning. I was stretched wonderfully by this traveling Advance! I was especially trying to focus in on what I learned about racial reconciliation. I was pleasantly surprised to find this little spot at the CPT airport called the “Reconciliation Room” which…

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By: on October 23, 2017

AMERICA the home of the free! All people are equal! Justice for All!  The leader of the World! PERSONAL INTEREST My eighth grade English class was a life changer for me. My English teacher told us that we were black and the white man viewed us as low class and ignorant. She told us that…

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Cape Town in Black and White

By: on October 23, 2017

The “Cape Town Advance” was a requirement for students in Portland Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives program.  A group of more than 60 gathered together in South Africa for a wide variety of cross-cultural experiences and seminars. Photography is a powerful communication tool.  Below are 19 black and white images that…

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Year in Review Norwood

By: on September 8, 2017

It seems like is was forever ago that I boarded a plane to go to Hong Kong.  Fortunately, I knew I was meeting friends in this foreign country to start a new journey.   One we had agreed to do together.   But we were going to be meeting new people, meeting new professors and new advisors.  …

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Garfield Harvey – Spotlight Story

By: on August 21, 2017

Nominated for numerous awards throughout his music career, Garfield is a versatile composer and musician who studied Professional Music at Berklee College of Music. His years of experiences has led to his current vocation on the music staff at Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he oversees the orchestra as composer and conductor.…

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Year-in-Review Story (Pablo Morales)

By: on August 8, 2017

(All photography by Pablo Morales) About a year ago I was flying to Hong Kong to start a new stage in my education. Since then, the many concepts learned in my doctoral program have helped me gain better understanding as I lead Ethnos Bible Church. Deepening my understanding of God, of my context, and of…

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I Feel Compelled

By: on August 2, 2017

 PERSONAL INTERESTS In light of my ministry context, I have been looking for a doctoral program that could provide me with three things: deeper studies in leadership dynamics in the context of globalization, a program that would not only emphasize knowledge but community, and interaction with a broader body of Christians outside my denominational circles.…

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Jason Kennedy: A Student Spotlight

By: on July 23, 2017

Who is Jason Kennedy?  Hailing from Texas, but rooting for the Oklahoma Sooners, Jason Kennedy is the youngest of 3 children born to Dean and Sandie Kennedy.  Jason grew up in a nuclear family where his mother and father have never divorced and instilled a work ethic into him.  The Kennedy’s were pretty typical in…

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Nick Martineau

By: on July 19, 2017

Nick Martineau is a follower of Jesus, Husband, Dad, Founder of ILoveOrphans.com, Staff Development & Teaching Pastor at Hope Community Church, and devoted Baylor Bear fan. Nick and his wife Liz have been happily married for 10+ years. They have three children, Jewel (6), Noah (5), and Mo (5). The Martineau family calls Wichita, Kansas home. Nick…

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Kevin Norwood Spotlight Bio Story

By: on July 17, 2017

                Kevin Norwood   Kevin started in youth ministry under Paul Abner at Lakeside Assembly in Oklahoma City in 1987.   Paul was a veteran youth minister who had been at Lakeside for fifteen year.   After serving with him for five and half years, as one of the nations…

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Phillip W. Struckmeyer

By: on July 16, 2017

14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.                       2 Corinthians 5:14-15…

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Marc Andresen Spotlight Bio Story

By: on July 12, 2017

Marc has been heard to say, “I am never happier than when I am teaching the Bible.” That passion has played out in several disparate arenas. A contributing experience to his commitment to Bible teaching came in the early 1980s, during the ten years that Marc was Associate Pastor at Columbia (California) Presbyterian Church. Marc…

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The Gift: Year One

By: on July 8, 2017

Launching fireworks is one of my favorite ways to celebrate our country’s Declaration of Independence. With The 4th just a couple of days away, I can’t stop thinking about an important Chinese holiday called National Day. I learned about National Day last October 1st, while witnessing the largest fireworks show in the world. This Doctorate…

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