Chapel Gathering in the Seminary

It’s Time to Jump – Mama Brenda Matthews

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Mama Brenda Matthews, Undergraduate Spiritual Life Week speaker, addresses Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.  Brenda is an ordained pastor, social activist and poet pregnant with purpose. She seeks to plant seeds of change in the hearts of those who have fallen through the cracks. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary… Read more »

“An Iowa Boy Teaching and Learning in Ethiopia” – Brian Gumm

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

Brian Gumm, dual-degree Master’s  student (CJP and EMS), shares reflections from his time teaching and learning in Ethiopia this past summer with his family. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.  

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Opening to Presence

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a focus on trauma… Read more »

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Deepening into Silence

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it” Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a… Read more »

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Born of Words

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone” Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private… Read more »

Moving in the Mediterranean

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary features storytelling and reflections by EMS BLESS students who spent 2 weeks sailing  the Mediterranean and studying the ministry and writings of the apostle Paul last May. The BLESS (Biblical Lands Educational Seminars and Service) program is an innovative graduate-level, missional education program that combines experiential, cross-cultural learning in or… Read more »

‘Causing Trouble’–Laura Amstutz

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

Laura Amstutz, Seminary Admissions Assistant and Communications Coordinator, offers a Chapel Gathering address in the Seminary regarding how following Jesus should lead us to “cause trouble.”

Stories from Israel/Palestine

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

Seminary Students and Faculty share stories from their trip to Israel/Palestine during the Summer break. They share stories in three segments: people, places, and prayer. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

“Fear Not!” – Dr. Joni Sancken

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

Dr. Joni Sancken, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology, delivers a sermon entitled “Fear Not!” based on Exodus 14: 10-31. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

Seminary Fall Convocation

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

Michael A. King,Vice President and Dean of  Eastern Mennonite Seminary, offers the address in this Fall Convocation chapel gathering in the seminary.  His message is titled,  “A Bible as big as the Universe”.