Chapel Gathering in the Seminary

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,… Read more »

“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 .”

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… Read more »

“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.”

“We Are Judas” – Lindsay Mustafa Davis

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

EMS Preaching Class student, Lindsay Mustafa Davis, preaches from Matthew 27:3-10 in a chapel sermon titled, “We are Judas.”

“John 9: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind” – Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver

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

EMS Preaching Class students Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver dramatize the story of Jesus healing the man born blind in John 9.  They invite the congregation to participate and imagine themselves as characters in the story.

“Ministry in Context” – Dr. Ervin Stutzman

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA speaks in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary about navigating pastoral ministry in the present context.

“Living the Resurrection with Scarlet Letters” – Amy Yoder McGloughlin

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Amy Yoder McGloughlin, Pastor at Germantown Mennonite Church, Germantown, PA, reflects on the Emmaus story as she tells her own story about fellowship and pastoring in a church that was excommunicated from the denomination. Germantown Mennonite Church is the Oldest Mennonite Congregation In North America.

“Songs of the Church: My Musical Journey through Seminary” – Seth Thomas Crissman

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

Graduating Senior Seth Thomas Crissman shares some of the original songs that have emerged out of his coursework at EMS.

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards A Healthy Community”

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

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards a Healthy Community” led by Seminary Community Council members about what it means to be engaged in the EMS community and beyond. Seminary student Charlie Tinsley preaches.