BGU Graduation – June 2, 2007

Wow! On Saturday evening, I graduated from Bakke Graduate University of Ministry in Seattle, Washington with my Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Church Multiplication. After five years, and countless hours of conversation and discussion, paragraphs of writing, miles of travel, pages of reading, and lots of money, I’m done!

My dissertation focused on Missional Transformation: Fueling Missionary Movements that Transform America. I will be posting more of it in the coming days.

Here’s my official diploma!

The graduation day was awesome. It was great to have my wife, Deanne, and two children, Doug and Maddie, right there with me!

It was a blessing to have my mom there from Michigan, and Deanne’s dad there from Colorado!

It just feels so good to be completed! I am excited about the future and the opportunities that God has before me. I am especially grateful to all those who have supported and encouraged me on this adventure!


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. Steve Dueck
    Steve Dueck says:

    Wow Dave – what a huge accomplishment! Great topic too. I can see how you’re new role as an OC missionary to the U.S. will definitely now give you the opportunity to move out on the things God has shown you. Darlene and I are looking forward to seeing how God is going to use you and Deanne to help start missional movements in the years ahead!!


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