Upcoming Advance Schedule

London-Oxford Advance 2016

History meets future: Media, globalization, culture

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For the 2016 Advance only, Prof. Martyn PercyDean of Christ Church, Oxford University, has invited Leadership and Global Perspectives (DMin LGP) student and advisors to Christ Church for a special program, including: Maryn Percy speaking in Hong Kong to Leadership and Global Perspective DMin students

Prior to visting Oxford, DMin LGP students and advisors will engage in a mix of peer-to-peer learning, guest lectures from academics and Christian leaders, and field trips to a wide range of local ministries sites in London.

Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in London and Oxford, UK, for the LGP5-7 DMin cohorts. Additional details are added to this page as they becomes available.


  • LGP7 DMin Cohort: 5pm Tuesday, September 20 - 9pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016, departing Thursday, September 29, 2016.
  • LGP5 DMin Cohort: 5pm Wednesday, September 21 - 9pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016, departing Thursday, September 29, 2016.
  • LGP6 DMin Cohort: 5pm Thursday, September 22 - 9pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016, departing Thursday, September 29, 2016.
  • Detailed schedule




  • London: Lancaster Hall Hotel, London
  • Oxford: McKenna Room, Christ Church

Guests and Alumni

Alumni and family members of students and advisors are welcome to come along on the Advance. The fees listed below cover all food, lodging, and local transport with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The fees are fixed and 'all in':

  • Entire advance participation- $1,200 (Shared room, adult)
  • Entire advance participation- $500 (Shared room, child rooming with parents, London-leg only). The Oxford College do not allow children under 18 years of age to stay. 

If a guest is only participating in a portion of the advance:

  • $150 per day (Shared room, includes that day's meals)
  • $200 per day (Single occupancy room, includes that day's meals)

If you are bringing a family member(s), complete the following steps to communicate all details to the University:

  1. Once you have determined the cost and stay parameters for your guests following a conversation with Heather Rainey, please next complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Lodging and food survey for all participants for each participant. 
  2. Once your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Transportation Survey for each participant.
  3. Arrange payment of the advance fee. If your guest is participating in the entire advance, you may pay by credit card online. Otherwise, pay by check. Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Local Prospective Students and Other Local Guests

Local prospective students and other local guests are welcome to participate in all or part of the Advance. In order to come, local guests must obtain an invitation from a LGP student or advisor.

We charge local guests a fixed fee of $50/day, which includes entry to the sessions and meals. Lodging is the responsibility of the local guest and should be arranged directly with the hotel. Space is limited, so local guests are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If you are attending as a local prospective student or a local guest, please fill out the dminlgp London Advance 2016 local guest survey.

Passport and VISA information:

United Kingdom entry requirements:

  • A passport with 6 months validity
  • Many countries, including US, aren't required to obtain Visa's for entry to the UK.  


We suggest obtaining travel insurance to cover you in the case of an emergency.

University students and full-time employees are covered under the University's insurance at no additional cost to them. Guests (including alumni, spouses or family members of students, contractors, and international advisors) are not covered under University insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately.


  • Routine vaccines (Measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, etc.) recommended
  • For more information, see CDC's website on UK


  • Power
  • Passport
  • VISA (depending on nationality)
  • Notify your embassy or consulate of your trip plans
  • Weather information
  • Currency:
    • Bring a personal credit card. Make sure your card is for 'international' usage too. Some of you might limit your own card for domestic usage.
    • You will need some personal cash too. How much? It depends on what extra curricular activities you pursue.
    • The UK uses the Pound (see exchange rate).

Flight Parameters

LGP students and faculty: When making flight arrangements, please follow the paramaters outlined below.

LGP7 DMin cohort and advisors:

    • Flight arrival no later than Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 @ 2 pm: LGP7 students and advisors arrive in London (London Heathrow International Airport - code: LHR). 
    • Depart from Oxford anytime Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 or later.

LGP5 DMin cohorts and advisors:

    • Flight arrival no later than Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 @ 2 pm: LGP5 students and advisors arrive in London (London Heathrow International Airport - code: LHR). 
    • Depart from Oxford anytime Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 or later.

LGP6 DMin cohorts and advisors:

    • Flight arrival no later than Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 @ 2 pm: LGP6 students and advisors arrive in London (London Heathrow International Airport - code: LHR). 
    • Depart from Oxford anytime Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 or later.

Local transport

  • Once onsite, aside from the use of coaches to expedite transport of large groups on field trips, everyone will want to use the local mass transport system using either the Oyster Card or the Contactless card.
  • Listed below are the local train or bus/coach options. See the schedule below for journey details. 
  • Train: 
  • Bus/Coach:

Surveys to Complete 

All participants in the advance need to complete the following surveys:

  1. If you are bringing a guest, please complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Guest Survey
  2. Complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Lodging and food survey for all participants for yourself and any guests. 
  3. Once you and your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Transportation Survey for each participant.

Advance Schedule

The information in this section is tentative and will be updated as details are finalized.

Topics: History meets future - media, globalization, culture

  • Public and cultural Leadership
  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in the UK
  • Christian business leadership in the UK

In General:

  • Local transport options to/from the airport and for field trips:
    • London Tube – public transit system
    • Taxi
    • Bus provided for the group when specified below
  • All meals are provided (unless noted otherwise) as follows:
    • LGP7 students and advisors: Dinner, Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 29.
    • LGP6 students and advisors: Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 22 - Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 29.
    • LGP5 students and advisors: Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 21 - Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows:
    • LGP7  students and advisors: Tuesday night, Sept. 20 – Thursday morning, Sept. 29.
    • LGP6 students and advisors: Thursday night, Sept. 22 – Thursday morning, Sept. 29.
    • LGP5 students and advisors: Wednesday night, Sept. 21 – Thursday morning, Sept. 29.
  • Wifi is provided throughout the hotel, free of charge.
  • Dress code: Casual, except for business/smart casual during the formal presentations at Oxford.


Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • 2-6pm: LGP7 students and advisors arrive and check-in at Lancaster/Oxford
  • 6pm: LGP7 Welcome dinner, Lancaster (restaurant, 1st floor)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 8am: Breakfast, Lancaster/Oxford B&B, available daily from 7:30-9:30am
  • 9am: Program Orientation, Lancaster York Room
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Lancaster
  • 1:30-5pm: DMIN713 Introduction to Research Resources session #1 (LGP7 students and advisors only), Lancaster York Room
  • 3pm: Coffee/tea break
  • 2-6pm: LGP5 students and advisors arrive and check-in at Lancaster/Oxford
  • 6pm: Dinner, Lancaster (LGP5 and LGP7)

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • LGP5, LGP6, and LGP7 students Note: Curtis Strauss, Executive Coach at Trailhead Coaching and Chair of the Seminary’s Board of Regents, is available to meet individually with students for an executive coaching session for those interested. Connect with him directly to work out a best time through the end of the Advance. 
  • 8am: Breakfast, Lancaster/Oxford B&B
  • 9am: DMIN713 Introduction to Research Resources session #2, LGP7 students only, Lancaster Brother Room
  • 9am: LGP5 students and faculty advisors spend day with Dr. Clark, meet in Foyer of Lancaster to go various locations on the day
  • 9-11am: Dr. Kerns Orientation session with LGP7 Faculty Advisors, meet in Foyer of Lancaster to go to Starbucks
  • 10:30am: Coffee/tea break (LGP7 students only)
  • 12:30: Lunch out, LGP7 with faculty advisors; LGP5 students and faculty advisors with Jason Clark, Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
  • 1:30pm: LGP7 meet with Faculty Advisors
  • 1:30pm: LGP5 only meet with Dr. Clark, various locations on the day
  • 2-5:30pm: LGP6 students and advisors arrive and check-in at Lancaster/Oxford
  • 6pm: All cohort welcome banquet, Taormina Restaurant

Friday, Sept. 23

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 8am: Breakfast, Lancaster/Oxford B&B
  • 9am-1pm: Advisor and guest presentations (20 minute presentations + 10 minutes Q & A), Lancaster Hall
    • Dr. Jason Clark introduces the day and speakers
    • Dr. MaryKate Morse, "The Christ-Foreshadowing of Judges 19: Our Need for a Savior"
    • Dr. Daniel Lioy, “Paul’s Apocalyptic View of Reality”
    • 10:30am: Coffee/tea break
    • Dr. Dominic Erdozain, "An Inward Music: Christ and the Modern Self"
    • Dr. Dr Stephen Garner, "Upside-down Angels”
    • Shawn Holtzclaw, "Applying For-profit Principles in a Non-profit World”
  • 1pm: Lunch with Sawn Holtzclaw Q & A, Lancaster 
  • 2pm: Free afternoon to visit London sites
  • Dinner student responsibility
  • 6pm: Jason meet with faculty advisors, Blueprint Cafe

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • 8am: Breakfast, Lancaster/Oxford B&B
  • 9am: Those not visiting Sutton Vineyard Church transit to Oxford anytime, arriving by 5pm. Ground transit options from London to Oxford: 
    • Train: This is quicker and easiest, but more expensive. Book using either https://www.thetrainline.com/ or http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
      • London Paddington, which is near to Lancaster, to Oxford, is just over an hour by train into Oxford city centre.
      • Those who visit Dr. Clark’s church will  travel into and across London to Paddington from Sutton Surrey and then from there to Oxford city centre.
    • Bus/Coach: National Express buses are cheaper, but slower. The means of transport can be good if you go during a quiet time of day with less traffic, but you still need to allow 2.5 hours
  • OPTIONAL 9am or 11am services: Sutton Vineyard Church, Dr. Clark preaching (Allow 90 minutes for transit to Sutton Vineyard Church).
  • 4pm or later: Check into lodging (Christ Church, Oxford or Pembroke, Oxford)
  • Dinner student responsibility
  • 5:45pm: Gather at Christ Church Cathedral main entrance
  • 6pm: Evensong Service, Christ Church Cathedral
  • 7:30pm: Reception, lawns near Christ Church Deanery with Prof. Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church

Monday, Sept. 26

  • 8am: Breakfast, Hall, Christ Church OR Hall, Pembroke (depending on lodging assigned). Breakfast is served from 7:30-9am at Christ Church; breakfast is served from 8-9am at Pembroke.
  • 9:45am: Gather to prepare for Oxford Tour in the Tom Quad outside entrance to the Cathedral.
  • 10am: Christ Church Oxford Tour includes the Cathedral, meadows, Dining Hall (including the Harry Potter staircase), quads, cloisters, etc
    • 10-10:45am:  2 Custodians to give 45 min tour of college to 40 delegates, 1 Cathedral Steward to give 45 min tour of cathedral to 20 delegates.
    • 10:45 – 11:30am: Groups swap so that 2 x groups of 20 tour the Cathedral and 1 x 20 tour the college with one of the Custodians.
  • 12:45pm: Lunch, Hall, Christ Church
  • 2pm: "Ministry and Leadership",  McKenna Room, Christ Church
  • 5pm: Dinner, Pembrooke Dining Hall
  • 7:15pm: Special evening lecture on Leadership (in conversation with MP), Prof. Peter TufanoDean of Saïd Business School, McKenna Room, Christ Church 

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • 8am: Breakfast, Hall, Christ Church OR Hall, Pembroke (depending on lodging assigned)
  • All participants depart anytime
  • 9am: Check-out time for Pembroke
  • 10am: Check-out time Christ Church
  • Oxford to Heathrow ground transit options:

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