LGP Stories

Personal Stories from DLGP

Travis Biglow

By: on June 15, 2016

Pastor Travis E. Biglow Travis Evan Biglow of Victorville California is the pastor and founder of Victory Empowerment Center Church of God in Christ in the city of Hesperia California. He also serves as the High Desert Regional Center Chaplain for Azusa Pacific University in Victorville California. Educationally he has an AA degree in Liberal…

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Culture Is Not Always Risky!!!

By: on June 8, 2016

Introduction One of the outcomes of our program is to “gain an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the dynamics of globalization and leadership.” Culture helps to define situations, attitudes, values and sometimes our careers. When we look at culture, it helps us to identify how we fit in based on our…

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Colleen Batchelder: Spotlight Bio Story

By: on June 8, 2016

 Colleen Batchelder                              “The place God calls you to is the place where your deepest gladness and the world’s deepest hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner   Colleen’s greatest passion is to be the hands and feet of Christ to those who fear…

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Hong Kong Advance: A Phenomenal Experience

By: on June 8, 2016

Hong Kong Advance: A Phenomenal Experience Personal Interests My participation in the George Fox Evangelical Seminary 2015 Advance in Hong Kong was a very unique and rich experience, enhanced by preparatory reading/discussion assignments before arrival.  The experiential factors involved using all my sensory and mental faculties to take in Hong Kong society  in order to…

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Dawnel Volzke

By: on June 8, 2016

Dawnel Volzke is a Christ follower, wife, mom, teacher, student, and professional…her passion is to serve Christ and her calling is to help organizations become great at fulfilling their mission. She lives in Granville, Ohio with her husband and two children, Jessica (21) and Christopher (16). Dawnel has served in various roles over 20 years, including technology, marketing, and…

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Mary Pandiani

By: on June 8, 2016

Mary, a JIB (Jesus-Image-Bearer), seeks to see all life through the lens of “learn[ing] the unforced rhythms of grace” as she walks with the Triune God. Whether strolling through the woods across the street with her English Springer Spaniel, cycling for a 100 miler to support World Bicycle Relief, teaching classes for a high school…

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Ashley Goad – Year in Review

By: on June 8, 2016

How often are we called to reflect upon two years of our lives? And how can you possibly put those thoughts into 1,000 words or less? One particular way comes to mind. I hereby give you the “Top Lessons I Learned in DMINLGP”.

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Liz Linssen – Year in review blog post

By: on June 3, 2016

Chartering the Waters of a Doctorate of Ministry Three years ago I felt the Lord impress on me the need to do a Doctorate of Ministry course, something I had not at all expected to pursue. So began my quest to find a quality course that fulfilled the following personal criteria: A college with a…

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Year in Review – Phil Goldsberry

By: on May 6, 2016

“Anticipation” is rather healthy word to describe embarking on a DMin.  “Guarded Anticipation” is more descriptive of the reality of beginning a DMin at a school that you have never visited in person but only spoken to a few of the professors.  “Ecstatic Anticipation” is present reality after one year of being at George Fox…

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The Agency of Voice

By: on May 1, 2016

“So how was Hong Kong, Mary?” When people ask that inevitable question, I’ve struggled to find an answer that is unique to Hong Kong.  The iconic skyscrapers set the city apart from most other places; the price of square footage for a flat seems outlandish; and even though there are crowds of people, those who…

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Jon Spellman

By: on April 8, 2016

Jon Spellman’s love for Jesus and his church was forged very early in life.  His earliest memories are of ministering in music in the local church setting as well as “on the road” traveling the length and breadth of the United States as drummer and singer with the “Spellman Family Singers.”  During the late 1970’s…

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My DMin Journey “Color Me Hong Kong”

By: on January 8, 2016

My   DMin Journey at George Fox Evangelical Seminary:    In the beginning, after all of us had been accepted into the Leadership Global Perspective of the DMin program at George Fox Evangelical Seminary and before settling in  with our assignments, we were getting our shots and passport ready for our first Leadership Global Perspective,  Advance 2015…

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Perspective Shake

By: on December 8, 2015

It pretty much hit in a single moment. We were in the lecture hall at HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College in Hong Kong, when the quake occurred.  Dr. Philip Wickeri, our guest presenter stated, “If I were to generalize the state of Christianity across China, I would have to conclude it is pretty good. And if…

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Hong Kong VE Assignment

By: on November 8, 2015

Hong Kong VE Assignment   Students Personal Interests           I started my journey to Hong Kong with a detour through Nanning to visit my Uncle. My Uncle Mike is a rogue American that has made China his home for 10+ years. My time with him was fascinating. I got to meet…

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