Eastern Mennonite Seminary

EMS provides training programs and graduate degrees to prepare people for a variety of ministry and leadership roles in the church, academy and beyond. As an Anabaptist seminary, EMS has special emphasis in peacebuilding, biblical studies, spiritual formation and theology. We train leaders for Mennonite Church USA, and The United Methodist Church, as well as other denominations.

We offer classes at our Harrisonburg, Va. campus, at a variety of locations in southeast Pennsylvania through the Lancaster extension, and online.

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    Prominent Palestinian physician and peace activist to visit EMU, Nov. 4-5

    October 20th, 2014

    Late one January afternoon in 2009, during a three-week war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, two tank shells crashed through the bedroom wall of a Palestinian home in Jabalia City where Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lived with his family. Three of his daughters between the ages of 13 and 21 ...More

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    Seminary spiritual life week explores being passionate for Christ

    October 6th, 2014

    “We have forgotten our own passion for Christ and we have failed to show others that we are impassioned,” Emily Peck-McClain told participants at Eastern Mennonite Seminary‘s Spiritual Life Week in Harrisonburg, Va. “Youth are passionate people. It’s a gift of being young. In our churches youth fail to see where their passions can find ...More

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