Inspiring the Next Generation for Mission Engagement – Nelson Okanya ’02

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Nelson Okanya, EMS Alum, closes the annual Augsburger Lectureship in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Okanya serves as President of Eastern Mennonite Missions and speaks on Inspiring the Next Generation for Mission Engagement.

Nelson Okanya is president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). He was born and raised in the Mennonite community in Kenya, where he interacted with the EMM mission community in Nairobi. He participated in numerous short-term cross-cultural mission experiences and is a 2002 MDiv graduate of EMS. Nelson served for almost six years as pastor of the multi-cultural; multi-national Capital Christian Fellowship congregation near Washington D.C. Among his areas of interest is Anabaptist witness and mission. He is excited about unique mission opportunities and challenges in the 21st century. Nelson enjoys engaging in postmodern and inter-cultural dialogue with a special interest in the next generation and the church as narrative-formed transforming community.

The Myron S. Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to the campus of the college and seminary a noted lecturer to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission for the stimulation and development of a vision for evangelism and missions for the students, faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University.

 

“Augsburger Lecture: An Alternative Narrative” – Nelson Okanya ’02

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Nelson Okanya, EMS Alum, opens the annual Augsburger Lectureship in University Chapel. Okanya serves as President of Eastern Mennonite Missions and speaks on An Embodied Witness. He begins his talk with a short video clip.

Nelson Okanya is president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). He was born and raised in the Mennonite community in Kenya, where he interacted with the EMM mission community in Nairobi. He participated in numerous short-term cross-cultural mission experiences and is a 2002 MDiv graduate of EMS. Nelson served for almost six years as pastor of the multi-cultural; multi-national Capital Christian Fellowship congregation near Washington D.C. Among his areas of interest is Anabaptist witness and mission. He is excited about unique mission opportunities and challenges in the 21st century. Nelson enjoys engaging in postmodern and inter-cultural dialogue with a special interest in the next generation and the church as narrative-formed transforming community.

The Myron S. Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to the campus of the college and seminary a noted lecturer to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission for the stimulation and development of a vision for evangelism and missions for the students, faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University.

“The Woven Fabric of our Lives” – Gabriel Dodd and LaDawn Knicely

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Preaching Class students, Gabriel Dodd and LaDawn Knicely, preach from John 19:16-25 and John 20:1-10 in a pair of chapel sermons titled, “The Woven Fabric of our Lives .”

“Spring Hymn Sing” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

On this first day of Spring, 2015, Matthew Hunsberger leads a hymn sing with a Spring theme.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Brad Kolb

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Brad Kolb,
Think Again: How Imagination Leads to Transformation in Christian Worship


Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation. Brad’s presentation was done as part of a Chapel Gathering.

 

“Unaccountable” – Dr. Janine Wedel

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Janine Wedel, professor at George Mason University, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, presents on “UNACCOUNTABLE: How elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security.”

Reflections from Spring Break Y-Trips

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Spring Break Y-Trips build friendships as students serve others in various locations across the East Coast and in southern locations. Hear reflections from the service-learning trips with Jubilee Partners, Habitat for Humanity, the Alterna Community, and Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP).

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Glenn Nofziger II

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.


Glenn Nofziger II,
Transformational Story Sharing: The Realization of a Ministerial Calling

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Bob May

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.


Bob May,
Doing Mission Projects Just a Little Bit Better: A Guide for Me

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

 

“Ecumenical Snake Handling” – Dale Humphries

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Preaching Class student, Dale Humphries, preaches from Numbers 21:4-9, John 19:31-37, and John 3:14-21 in a chapel sermon titled, “Ecumenical Snake Handling.”