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 staff; locations of cross cultural programs; and international participants in EMU programs.

This dedication ceremony is part of the EMU Anabaptist Leadership Conference – Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective. Practitioners, scholars and students examine the history of leadership models in the Anabaptist tradition, critique current models of leadership, develop applied leadership theories and methodology and discuss together leadership paradigms for the future of business, church and non-profit leadership.

“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 Anabaptist tradition, to critique current models of leadership, to develop applied leadership theories and methodology and to discuss together leadership paradigms for the future of business, church and non-profit leadership.

“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 the keynote address on “Changing Patterns of Leadership in Anabaptist Communities in North America in the 20th Century.”

Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective

Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of leadership models in the Anabaptist tradition, to critique current models of leadership, to develop applied leadership theories and methodology and to discuss together leadership paradigms for the future of business, church and non-profit leadership.07

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 in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

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 projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

“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 a member of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship (NC) and is on the pastoral staff of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham, NC.

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 complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

– See more at: http://emu.edu/now/podcast/2016/04/06/seminary-capstone-presentation-matt-stearn/#sthash.3h4j3cKI.dpuf

“Maintaining Right Relationships” – Rev. Clyde Kratz

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Clyde Kratz,  Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA.

“Maintaining Right Relationships” (James 3:13-18)

This is the second of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of LGBTQ relationships.

Meredith McNabb, the March 29 presenter is Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church. She spoke on “Wrestling Up

Clyde Kratz, the April 5 presenter, is Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA.

Neither presenter has been asked or agreed to provide all answers! Rather, both take into account that their national denominational assemblies have had or will be having difficult conversations amid sharp disagreements. Each reflects on what they have learned or implemented in their denominational leadership roles that may offer insights for the rest of us.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Brian Martin

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Brian Martin
“Pastoring with a Christo-centric Theodicy in a Traumatized World”

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 – Kevin Lay

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Kevin Lay
“Zeugnis in the Local Congregation through the Book of Ruth”

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.