“A Vision for Values-Based Engagement with the World” – Jeff Boodie, Dominique Burgunder-Johnson, Rick Castaneda

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference.

EMU Student Londen Wheeler opens with reflections on, “What gives me Hope in our Chaotic World” Jeff Boodie, Dominique Burgunder-Johnson, and Rick Castaneda deliver the keynote address on “A Vision for Values-Based Engagement with the World” Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of… Read more »

“Anabaptist Values in Practice: How they have Shaped my Leadership” – Lee Snyder and Phil Wenger

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Hesston College Student Jeremy Good opens with reflections on, “Why Anabaptist Values Matter to My Generation” Lee Snyder and Phil Wenger deliver the keynote address on “Anabaptist Values in Practice: How they have Shaped my Leadership” Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of… Read more »

“The Third Way of Leadership” – Peter Block

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference.

Goshen College student Melia Watkins opens with reflections on, “Why Community Matters to My Generation” Peter Block delivers the keynote address on “The Third Way of Leadership” (via live video conference) Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of leadership models in the Anabaptist… Read more »

Dedication Ceremony: “Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations” – University Commons

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference, University Chapels.

Listen to the  dedication ceremony for the Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations, a project honoring the work and life of Orie O. Miller who encouraged significant Mennonite global engagement. The Hall of Nations,  located in the University Commons, features a display of flags of the nations of all of EMU’s students, faculty, and… Read more »

“Faith, Purpose and Commerce: Inspiring Change in the New Millennium” – Brian Welch

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference.

EMU Student Rachel Bowman opens with reflections on, “How can our Anabaptist identity empower us?” Bryan Welch delivers the keynote address on “Faith, Purpose, and Commerce: Inspiring Change in the New Millennium” Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of leadership models in the… Read more »

“Changing Patterns of Leadership in Anabaptist Communities in North America in the 20th Century” – John Sharp and Rachel Waltner Goossen

& Anabaptist Leadership Conference.

President Loren Swartzendruber and the EMU SGA co-presidents, Rachel Schrock and Hanna Heishman welcome participants to the Anabaptist Leadership Conference, Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective. Canadian Mennonite University Student Johanna Tse opens with a reflection on “A vision for new models of decision-making and leadership.” John Sharp and Rachel Waltner Goossen deliver… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Mary Norville

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Mary Norville, “Looking for Midwives in a World of Privilege” 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… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Matt Stearn

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Matt Stearn, “Mennonites and Their Tools: Healing Communities for Combat Veterans” 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… Read more »

“Rethinking Power: Community Organizing in the Way of Jesus” – Melissa Florer-Bixler

& University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Visiting Pastor, Melissa Florer-Bixler, encourages us to “rethink power” in the ways of Jesus. She draws from experience with community organizing and inspiration for how Jesus tells us to think differently about power rather than simply embracing “powerlessness” as a Christian commitment. Melissa Florer-Bixler was on campus for EMU’s visiting pastor program. Melissa is… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Darin Buse

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Darin Buse, “human wholeness & the dissociative effects of Post combat trauma ” 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… Read more »