Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cream of the Crop

For three years New Life Church has been blessed with some of the best talent in Portland. The Lord has loaned us two families who attended two different seminaries a nd who have proven a blessing to many.

John Parker has been serving at New Life Robinwood. Last Friday night he graduated from Multnomah Biblical Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. While there were several graduates, John distinguished himself and was awarded the John G. Mitchell Award.

This award is presented to the graduating Master of Divinity student who has demonstrated most consistently the following marks of a Christlike servant-leader in ministry:
  • a servant’s heart,
  • a love for people,
  • an ability to lead and motivate others in service,
  • a teachable spirit,
  • a commitment to the Word of God,
  • and a godly, disciplined spiritual character.
John G. Mitchell was the founder and first president of Multnomah. This is the highest award offered at the Seminary. Congratulations John!

Scott Creps has been serving at New Life Riverfalls as Life Group coordinator and as a servant in the Middle School program. On April 28th, Scott Creps graduated from Western Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. He, too, won significant awards at graduation. Scott received the Zondervan Greek Award for outstanding achievement in the area of Greek studies and the Senior Achievement Award. The Senior Achievement award is for:
the graduate who represents the mission and the values of the seminary.
Scott, Congratulations!

We are proud of you both!


Brian Janssen said...

Way to go, John and Scott! God bless you for many years as you seek to serve Him!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! the lord sure has His hand on your church and the ministers He raises to serve His people and the lost in Portland. Lord's richest blessings!