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Congregational leaders flock to seminary program on how to do “discernment” in the face of difficult issues

Hundreds of people filled to capacity the 2014 School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, interested in exploring “discernment processes” to address difficult issues in congregations, conferences and denominations. “Discernment together begins with love for one another and i ...More

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Worship in acknowledgment of the “elephant in the room”

Participants in the 2014 School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary did not tiptoe for three days around the “elephant in the room” – that is, the anguish felt by many over congregational disagreements in regard to same-sex relationships. On the contrary, a highlight of the three days appeared to be a worship service ...More

EMU Plans ‘King Week’ Celebration

Rev. Derrick Parson "A Compassionate Faith: Courage to Move Forward" is the theme for Martin Luther King Jr. Week" observances at Eastern Mennonite Uni ...More

Leadership School to Have ‘Wholeness’ Focus

Duane Beck "Come, all you who are burdened and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." For busy and often harried church leaders, that scriptural promise should put music in their ears and a spring in their step, but reality may prove something else ...More