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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 […]

Leadership and Spiritual Formation Cohort 3 Fall 2017 Retreat

What is a Doctor of Ministry?

What is a doctor? For some, a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) first comes to mind – a person with training and expertise in healing and health. For others it may bring to mind a teacher or scholar, or one skilled in an art or craft (see Oxford English Dictionary definitions and etymology). We generally understand […]

Star Trek warp-drive

Seminary education is experiencing a paradigm shift…

Newsflash: The internet has arrived! Like nearly every other industry and field, graduate theological education has been experiencing significant disruption with the advent of the internet. This is obvious to everyone and educators have been responding by moving courses and programs online. For instance, Tom Tanner and Eliza Smith Brown observed that as of autumn […]

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 […]

Hansen Finds Ministry Fit in Her Own Neighborhood

“God never ceases to amaze,” says Jodi Hansen. Hansen, executive director of Love INC (In the Name of Christ) in Newberg, Ore., is speaking of seeing a $150,000 budget have an impact of $1,500,000, or witnessing an ecumenical group of leaders unite in their desire to serve the people Jesus calls “the least of these.” […]

Journey With Us

Find out what makes George Fox Evangelical Seminary such a unique place to learn, engage in critical thinking and grow in community.

DMINLGP 2015 Advance: Hong Kong

At the end of September, all of our Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives students travelled to Hong Kong for their annual advance. Lead by lead mentor Jason Clark, the students met with local ministry and business leaders to see firsthand how East meets West in this global city. Click through the above […]