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The Art & Science of Growing a Ministry

When giant timber bamboo grows, it will rise out of the earth an astounding 90 feet in only 60 days, but only after three years of first patiently watering…dirt. This was a fact passed onto the students of our Summer Leadership Studio by the imitable Ben Sand, CEO of Portland Leadership Foundation and our instructor […]

Missional Ecclesiology PFCN Trip

Professor Josh Sweeden recently took his Missional Ecclesiology students to downtown Portland, Oregon to trace the beginnings of Portland First Church of the Nazarene from their first campus into their current home in west Portland. Jason Veach, the lead pastor of Eden Community who planted his church out of PFCN, facilitated the trip and used the two […]

Preaching as Story DMin PDX Fall ’15 Advance

Students joined lead mentor Leonard Sweet for an advance in Portland, Oregon this week to begin our one-time Preaching as Story Doctor of Ministry Program. These leaders spent the week developing communication skills that connect with 21st century audiences. Click through the above Flickr photo album to see images from the advance.