Study and Training for Effective Pastoral Ministry (STEP) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary provides training for pastors or ministry leaders – who may not have college, Bible school, or seminary training. STEP helps leaders grow in love for God, in character, in competence, and in effectiveness. In this video, Randy Carr …
After getting her master’s from EMS and loving it, Emily Ralph ’13 talks about where this education pathway is leading her.
Beny Krisbianto uses his Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) education to serve his urban Indonesian community in Philadelphia. At EMS, Krisbianto learned the Anabaptist principles of serving and loving others as God’s people.
More than 50 years after his first visit to campus, social activist and scholar Vincent Harding returned to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) on Feb. 26 and 27, 2014, where he urged packed audiences to engage fully in the struggle to build a real participatory democracy based on justice, equality, sustainability …
Dr. Lonnie Yoder, associate dean and professor of pastoral care and counseling, talks about the qualities of a good pastor and the qualities of a calling congregation.
Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament, says that pastors need to know the scriptures and know the power of God.
Dr. David Evans, assistant professor of history, mission, interfaith and intercultural studies, discusses what congregations need in a pastor today. We need some fundamentalists when it comes to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” people who take that verse as literally as we take other verses in the Bible.
Dr. Michael A. King, vice president and seminary dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, talks about the qualities of a good pastor. How does the person relate to the role? How do congregations honor and value both the person and the role?