“Jesus, Risen, Walking With Us” – Darin Buse and Maria Hosler Byler

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

Preaching Class students, Darin Buse and Maria Hosler Byler, preach from Luke 24:1-7, 13-27, 28-31, and 8-12 in a set of four movements of a chapel sermon titled, “Jesus, Risen, Walking With Us.”

“Living Love Out Loud” – Jessica Crawford

& University Chapels.

Jessica Crawford is on a mission to Love Out Loud. As a multifaceted minister of the gospel, she aims to express the passionate love of Jesus Christ through missions, ministry and music.

Originally from Bridgewater, VA she now resides in Nashville, TN where she recently recorded a new five song EP. Join her in chapel to hear more about her journey into missional living and some original songs.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Mike Souder

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.


Mike Souder,
Care and Connection:
a vision for a relevant (not recent) church

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 – Gordon Meriwether

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Gordon Meriwether,
The Spirit Untold: Touching the Face of God

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.

“We few, We happy few, We band of Believers” – Gordon Meriwether

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


Preaching Class student, Gordon Meriwether, preaches from 2 Samuel 11:14-17  and 1 Kings 10:14-18  in a chapel sermon titled, “We few, We happy few, We band of Believers.”

A King, A Colt and April Fools -Dr. Michael King ’76

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, University Chapels.

April Fool’s Day! Drawing from the common lectionary texts for Palm Sunday (Mark 11:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11) which include the “foolishness” of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey, Michael King reflects on the foolishness of the Holy Week narratives.

Dr. Michael King
serves as Vice President and Seminary Dean. King has long been an editor and publisher, first through Herald Press (Scottdale, PA, 1989-1997) and then more recently as owner and publisher, Cascadia Publishing House LLC (Telford, PA, 1997-). He has been pastor in congregational settings ranging from Germantown Mennonite Church (Philadelphia, PA, 1982-1989), Spring Mount (PA) Mennonite Church (1997-2008), and more. He is married to Joan Kenerson King, of Olean, NY, a family therapist with offices in Devon and Telford, PA; and an advanced practice nurse who consults with public behavioral health systems. They are parents of three adult daughters.

King received his B.A. from Eastern Mennonite University (1976), M.Div. from Eastern Baptist (now Palmer) Theological Seminary (1982), and Ph.D. in rhetoric and communication from Temple University (1997).

Chapel: Washington Community Scholars’ Center

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

Hear reflections from the WCSC interns on what’s been happening in D.C. this semester.

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.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Luis Martinez

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Luis Martinez,
Perks of Uncertainty: A Testimony about a journey of insecurities and vulnerability

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.