“Parables – everyday stories …” – Pastoral Assistants

& Parables, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Campus Ministries and the Pastoral Assistants launch a focus on the parables of Jesus for the campus community. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“Authenticity Without Arrogance: A Call to Barefoot Discipleship” – Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Cherry

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Cherry speaks in Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, reflecting on Mark 10:17-27. Stephen Cherry is an Anglican priest who is Director of Ministerial Development and Parish Support for Durham diocese and a Residentiary Canon and Chapter Member of Durham Cathedral. He has degrees in Theology and Psychology, and a PhD… Read more »

Summer Cross-culturals – Spain and Lithuania

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Spain and Lithuania.

“Working the Soil” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Matthew 13:1-9 This service concludes with a  time of sending for the cross-cultural seminar group departing for SE Balkans: Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.

“Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish” –Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish.”  King writes: When I saw a PBS video on seminaries posted under a heading that asked if what we teach is repairing phone booths, that caught my attention. Maybe because I turn 60 next month, I… Read more »

Orientation “Service of Worship and Blessing”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Vice-President for Enrollment, Dr. Luke Hartman, delivers the Sermon during the orientation weekend Sunday morning worship.

2014 Matriculation Ceremony

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

New students and parents are welcomed by President Swartzendruber and faculty. The official transition begins.

“Storytelling” — Faculty/Staff Conference

& Faculty/Staff Conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

During the 2014 Faculty/Staff Fall Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff share stories about serving/leading:  Linda Gnagey Ann Hershberger Jason Lewkowicz Lynn Veurink Dee Weikle

Faculty/Staff Conference – John Stahl-Wert: “To Serve and Lead”

& Faculty/Staff Conference.

John Stahl-Wert continues to engage the theme of “Serve and Lead” in this year’s Faculty/Staff Conference.  The theme is derived from a line of the  the Eastern Mennonite University mission statement. Dr. John Stahl-Wert (EMU ’81)is an entrepreneur, CEO, and Leadership Mentor. John founded a number of initiatives in the Pittsburgh area, including  Serving Ventures and Pittsburgh Urban Leadership… Read more »

Faculty/Staff Conference – John Stahl-Wert: “A Global Context”

& Faculty/Staff Conference.

In this opening session of the annual Fall Faculty/Staff Conference, we welcomed John Stahl-Wert to engage the theme of “Serve and Lead.”  The theme is derived from a line of the  the Eastern Mennonite University mission statement.  Dr. John Stahl-Wert (EMU ’81)is an entrepreneur, CEO, and Leadership Mentor. John founded a number of initiatives in the Pittsburgh… Read more »