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Seminary pioneers link between business, non-profit leadership, and ministry with dual degree program

Seminary is not just for pastors any more. Eastern Mennonite Seminary has recently added a new master of divinity and master of business administration dual degree for those who feel called to ministry that may involve business or ...More

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On Churches Hearing, Holding, and Hoping Amid Mental Health Challenges

We tend to see mental illness as something that happens out there, to stigmatized strangers on the fringe of our churches, when in fact mental illness affects our families, friends, loved ones, congregants, and many of us personally. In short, mental illness is experienced by everyone in church communities – by “us” and our loved ones, not just by “them.” This was the recurren ...More

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Seminary Focuses on ‘Healing Space’ for Mental Illness

After Bev Miller was institutionalized twice in the 1970s with bipolar disorder, not long after graduating from then-Eastern Mennonite College, a series of factors helped her to get back “in touch with reality,” as she calls it. For one, her family owned a business that employed her when no one else likely would. But the proper medications, a supportive network and her church all pla ...More

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School for Leadership Training focuses on Mental Illness

“All congregations are touched in some way by mental illness,” said Linda Alley, coordinator for this year’s School for Leadership Training (SLT) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. “Our goal is to help church leaders and congregations ...More

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Seminary Offering More Interdisciplinary Study

Eastern Mennonite Seminary is creating more interdisciplinary study options in collaboration with other graduate programs at Eastern Mennonite University. “EMS collaboration with other graduate programs places seminary learning in the thick of the cross-disciplinary studies neede ...More

Haiti Trip Moves Seminary Dean

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, associate dean HARRISONBURG – Lonnie Yoder will long remember the story told him by a young woman from Haiti who survived the country’s horrific earthquake. “She was a nursing student i ...More

Lonnie Yoder Named Seminary Associate Dean

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, professor of pastoral care and counseling at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, has been named associate dean of EMS. Dr. Lonnie Yoder, associate dean Dr. Yoder began his role May 15. He has been on the s ...More

Seminary Offers Evening/Weekend Classes

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E-mailing it in at EMS

More students taking courses at the seminary from afar By Tom Mitchell, Daily News-Record Harrisonburg resident Charlene Davis, who works full time, is taking an online class in Mennonite history at Eastern Me ...More

Youth Donate Money for Colombian Church Roof

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