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Friday, April 6, 2012

The Seattle Centurions Program Is Launching

Chuck Colson founded the "Centurions Program" to equip People of the Vine to “live out their faith authentically in the world.” I was privileged to participate in this program during its fifth year.

Chuck Colson’s vision has always been that commissioned Centurions would launch affiliate programs in regions where they live. I am pleased to announce the Seattle Centurions program is launching its first affiliate study program this June, in collaboration with Northwest University, and in cooperation with The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

Applications from qualified candidates are now being accepted for the year-long program, and I urge each reader to consider this great opportunity. The Seattle program is especially pleased to have Northwest University as a partner, united in vision. The Seattle Centurions will use the facilities and shared resources of the University’s campus in Kirkland, Washington.

Dr. Joseph Castleberry, president of Northwest University, stated: “The Centurions Program, in our view, is consistent with our mission of ‘carrying the call of God by building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.’  To this end, we see the University as not just the physical campus but the community at large. Our hoped-for affiliation with Seattle Centurions is one important way for the University to ‘carry the call of God’ to the community, while in turn drawing the community to the opportunities for enrichment offered by the University.”

Participants in the Seattle Centurions program will be exposed to a curriculum of important books and films, with access to a national online discussion forum of Centurions in other regions. The program will include special speakers at two weekend residencies at Northwest University, along with teleconferences by national leaders. 

Commissioned Centurions will participate in a self-directed, three-year, post-program discipleship project within their sphere of influence. Centurions will have the opportunity to network with an increasing number of fellow Centurions and leaders throughout the world.

The Seattle program is one of five affiliate programs in the U.S. organized by commissioned Centurions. Other programs are in Michigan, New England, Pittsburgh, and Colorado.

For a brief word from T. M. Moore, Dean of the national Centurions program, click here. For a testimonial from Centurion Nancy Schulze, click here.

If you live in the Northwest, I hope to see you in the Seattle program! 


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