UpdatesNotes & News from Oregon's Leadership Center Director



Ready for Fall!

Enjoying a Summer of Service We ended summer with a rafting trip on the White Salmon River! Both student interns and site supervisors celebrated a summer of serving together, hosted by the Center and Oregon’s Free Methodist Superintendent, Chris Hill. After a few hours of rafting, cliff jumping and descending a 13′ waterfall we shared […]

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Interns & New Opportunities

Community Building Beau Brown is serving as an intern with the Salem Missional Network and Church at the Park this summer. Beau has done a fabulous job of connecting with the community and has quickly built trust through his consistent presence, his bike repair skills, and his willingness to be an advocate for his friends […]

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Summer Highlights

Interns at Work Kylie Phillips is one of our summer interns working with Bridgetown Ministries in Portland. Kylie is gaining leadership skills this summer toward empowering young women. Within the first few weeks of the internship Kylie began to realize the intense impact the ministry was having on her as she encountered a girl at […]

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Looking Forward…

Summer Intern Orientation In May we held two intern orientations, preparing our students and pastors for upcoming internships. Our time together included developing resources for healthy ministry throughout the summer alongside their personal strengths, communication skills, and contextualizing. We spent time learning about the roots of the Free Methodist movement and the continual ethos from […]

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Updates for April!

Spring is here…and so are new interns! We are excited to announce our 5 summer interns for 2013! We had several quality students applying and are thrilled to have the following students interning throughout Oregon this summer: Beau Brown – Beau is a student at George Fox University and will be interning in Salem with the […]

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Summer Interns & Leadership Networks

Upcoming Internships: Our expectations were exceeded for summer intern applicants with 11 students applying for summer and 2 applicants already for fall! Currently we are interviewing students with potential site matches. Watch for our April newsletter at the end of the month to discover our interns for this summer! Developing Leadership Networks: Over the past […]

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Connecting Pieces

February has been a busy month primarily focused on connecting with people around Oregon. Relationships have been established with many students and pastors, with the intentions of getting interns to be out in the field doing what they love, while serving God. Many trips have been made to sit down and chat with students, faculty, […]

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Leadership Formation and the Iceberg

Kevin Mannoia, a Chaplain at Azusa Pacific University and an author who’s life focus has been to mold disciples and leaders for the kingdom of God joined us for a Pastor’s Equipping day here in Oregon during January. Kevin facilitated our time by sharing with us from his book, The 15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors. […]

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Starting out the New Year with Equipping

Pastors Equipping Earlier this month, Kevin Mannoia spoke at our Pastors Equipping Day on January 10, 2013 at George Fox Seminary. It was a great time of coming together to learn and process as a community on how to effectively lead in our ministries. An excerpt of the feedback from our pastors: ‘I came away […]

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Just in time for Christmas…our new CTL video!

Watch our promo video and see our newest interns. Three of the four students featured will be interns this spring:   Amberstarr Lumsey, a business major at George Fox will be interning with SEED Livelihood Projects, learning about non-profit ministry and strategizing SEED business plans for the next two years. Kaylena Charpentier, a christian ministries […]

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