This week I welcome, in Hong Kong, the new intake for the doctor of ministry program I lead out of George Fox Seminary. Jesse Yu who made created the photo for this post, will be presenting during our time in Hong Kong. This time together is just one small part of an immersive learning experience the leaders in our program.
"Each year, incoming and current and outgoing students all meet in a global city for a face to face experience. These face-to-face (F2F) intensives in the hybrid learning environment are called “Advances”.
These face-to-face intensives serve as a central learning experience in the program in which students will study and have experiences that ignite their imaginations, push the boundaries of their thinking, and network them with other leaders. The ultimate goal of each international Advance is to enable students to better lead in their own contexts.
Through a combination of academic seminars and field trips, students interact in-person with scholars and leaders from local churches, businesses, faith-based nonprofit organizations, government, and other entities engaged in significant ministry efforts. Students also meet with their advisors and research course instructors to discuss their customized research. Second and third-year students and advisors present their research to the entire learning community." From our Leadership and Global Perspectives D.Min Advances.