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EMS Lancaster Offers Evening and Weekend Classes
By Laura Lehman Amstutz
EMS Lancaster offers a variety of study opportunities for those interested in pastoral ministry (L to R): Dwayne Hoover, Tri Dao, Rodger Schmell.
LANCASTER, Pa. - Want to learn more about pastoral care, non-violence or congregational revitalization? Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster is offering evening and weekend courses on these topics.
- Marcus Smucker, pastor and seminary instructor, will teach "Pastoral
Care: Ministry to Persons Throughout the Life Cycle," on four weekends, Sept. 12-13, Oct. 10-11, Nov. 7-8; Dec. 5-6. Class will meet 5-9 p.m.
Fridays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays. This course will be taught at the EMS Lancaster campus.
- Jon Rudy, peacebuilding consultant, will teach "Active Non-violence:
Nurturing Peaceful Transformation" at Hatfield Biblical Seminary 6-9 p.m.
Mondays evenings, beginning Sept. 8 and ending Dec. 15. Rudy will teach the same course at EMS Lancaster 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 9 and ending Dec 16.
- David Eshleman, pastor and bishop, will teach "Congregational Revitalization" 6:30-9:10 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11 - Dec 18. This course will be taught at EMS Lancaster.
In addition, the seminary will offer two online courses during the fall
- Gerald N. Shenk, professor of church and society at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, will teach "Ethics and Non-violence: Sermon on the Mount."
- Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament at EMS, will teach "New
Testament: Text in Context."
Both courses begin Aug. 26 and end Dec. 12 and may be taken for academic credit or non-credit. Registration ends Sept. 8.
For more information on courses at EMS Lancaster, contact Julie Siegfried, pastoral studies administrative assistant, at 717-397-5190 or email email@example.com . More information is also available online at www.emu.edu/lancaster/seminary.