The Face-to Face Intensives (“Advances”) are a central learning experience of the program. Students participate in the research courses while on location, connect with cohort members and advisors in person, and engage in content sessions with Lead Mentor, Dr. Leonard Sweet.
Students attend a total of three advances with Len Sweet:
Orientation Advance: Portland, OR
Second Advance: Portland, OR
Unless otherwise noted, lodging and most meals are provided for each of the host locations with incidentals excepted. Wireless Internet connectivity will be available. Students are responsible for all air travel and local transport (car rental, taxi, ferry, etc.) for each of the Advances.
The Orientation Advance is 5-6 days/4-5 nights in length.
The Second and Final Advnaces are typically 6-10 days/5-9 nights in length.
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- About the Seminary
- Master of Divinity (MDiv)
- MA, Intercultural Studies
- MA, Ministry Leadership
- MA, Spiritual Formation
- MA, Theological Studies
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
- Leadership in the Emerging Culture
- Leadership & Global Perspectives
- Semiotics & Future Studies
- Preaching As Story
- Leadership & Spiritual Formation
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- Partners in Ministry Certificate
- Spiritual Formation Certificate, Portland
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