October 26, 2022

Becoming Virtuous Leaders

Rosa Gonzalez

The fall semester at NU Oregon is well underway, and God is clearly at work among us! Our campus theme for this year is The Way of Courage: Walking with Honor and Boldness. Students and staff have engaged weekly in conversations focused on deep character development and becoming virtuous leaders. Our theme verse for the year is Proverbs 28:1,

“The wicked flee when no one pursues,
but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

Digital Theme Art by Acacia Gibson

Acacia Gibson, a current student at NU Oregon and a member of Student Leadership, spent time this summer seeking God for this year’s theme alongside staff and other student leaders. This is what she said about how our theme has impacted her so far:

“When we began praying about this year’s theme, I had no idea it would impact the school the way it has in only 7 weeks. To hear from church and school leadership about the cost of integrity and the courage to be a person of character has been an inspiration to say the least. I see our NUO culture growing deeper into a place of honor & boldness.”

How do you encourage character development in your ministry context? We have equipped students with bookmarks that list character focuses for each semester. If this would be helpful for you and your team, download the PDF here!

NU Oregon is here to offer you resources and support. At Intermission 2022, we gave away a copy of Dr. Craig Keener’s The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. We plan to give away several more books over the next few months until Dr. Keener visits Oregon in March 2023. Enter your name here for a chance to be our next winner!

What are you looking forward to in 2023? Joining our master’s cohort could be the right next step! It’s not too late to apply for our 2023 Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership Cohort. Apply here!

For more information, email oregon@northwestu.edu
or call us at 503-304-0092.
We are here for you!

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