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Four students explore various forms of ministry in summer program

When 20-year-old Hanna Heishman arrived at her assigned church this summer in Philadelphia, she wondered if she would have anything to offer the congregation. “I was definitely intimidated,” she said. “Would I be accepted?” Heishman, a junior majoring in peacebuilding and development at Eastern Mennonite Univ ...More

Rachel Held Evans at EMU

Rachel Held Evans: Millenials need church to be a ‘safe place to wrestle with tough questions,’ honor differences

When popular Christian author and blogger Rachel Held Evans came to Eastern Mennonite University last week, one student cleared her schedule. First-year seminarian Lindsay Davis was at each of Evans’ appearances: morning chapel, an afternoon reading and discussion with an undergraduate Anabaptist Biblical Values class and an evening lecture. Reprising themes she explores in her books, ...More

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Students Test Their Gifts in Ministry Inquiry Program

A group of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students will begin summer internships with congregations throughout the U.S. as part of Mennonite Church USA‘s Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP). Funded in part by Mennonite Church USA, the MIP gives students ...More

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Bible Students Explore Emerging Church, Set Future Foundation

Bible students are different now than they were in the 1990s when Peter Dula was a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Students now, says Dula, Bible and religion department chair, want to “experiment” with what it means to be church and “dig deep into the meaning of Anabaptism, ...More

New Church Encourages ‘Table Talk’

Small groups, reflection, interaction, and artistic expression are usually words that describe a Sunday school class, not a church worship service. But at The Table, a new church located on EMU ...More

‘YPCA’ Celebrates 85 Years of Ministry, Service

Nearly 250 people – current students, former members, local church members gathered to celebrate 85 years of ministry, service and outreach through the Young People’s Christian Association Saturday, Oct. 14, at Eastern Mennonite University. ...More