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School for Leadership Training to focus on navigating touchy issues via discernment

Immigration, racism, sexuality, biblical authority, and politics are just a few of the issues that threaten to tear churches apart. How do churches and leaders find their way through these difficult issues? School for Leadership Training 2014 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will focus on the theory and practice of discernment at all levels, fr ...More


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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Accumulation Seduces Christians

Beware of seduction by accumulation. That was one of the money issues explored by Walter Brueggemann, a world-renowned Old Testament scholar, in talks to as many as 700 people gathered at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Jan. 16 through 18. In his three packed lectures at EMU’s annual School for Leadership Training ...More


Economy, Stewardship Focus of School for Leadership Training

Everence Financial and Eastern Mennonite to cosponsor upcoming event Spaces are filling up fast for this year’s School for Leadership Training (SLT) January 16-18, 2012 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Plenary speaker Walter Brueggemann, and workshops on the theme “God and Mammon: Reframing Stewardship Amidst Abundance, Scarcity and Conflict” are contributing to an unpr ...More

Tweet Talking’s Fine, Mennonite Ministers Told, but First ‘Know Thyself’

Brian Gumm of the EMU School of Leadership Training offers insights into spreading the church’s message in the digital age during a seminar at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on Tuesday. Gumm discu ...More

2011 Seminary Leadership Training to Focus on the Role of the Holy Spirit

The 2011 School for Leadership Training (SLT) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will explore the third member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. “The Work of the Spirit: Pentecost Remixed” is the theme for the January 17-19 event for pastors and church leaders. “The Spirit is real and working in many different ways,” said Linda Alley, SLT director. “What is excit ...More

Theologian Greg Boyd Headlines Packed-Out Leadership Training

‘We need to distinguish the kingdom of the world from the kingdom of God,’ said Dr. Greg Boyd, an internationally known speaker and author, throughout the seminary’s annual School for Leadership Training. Read more… ...More

Theologian Greg Boyd to Address Campus Community Jan. 19

Greg Boyd, author of The Myth of the Christian Nation and other works, will speak at a community event Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church. Admission to the Tuesday night event is free and open to the public. SLT keynot ...More

Seminary Leadership School to Tackle Divisive Issues

Western culture is becoming increasingly polarized around political and social issues. In turn, these issues find their way into congregations and heighten tension. The 2010 School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will give pastors and church leaders tools for dealing constructively with these concerns. ...More