Seminary Announces Evening Classes

For some night life of a different sort, consider taking an evening class at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, a graduate school of theological education on the Eastern Mennonite University campus.

The seminary is offering four evening classes during second (spring) semester.

  • Kevin A. Clark, part-time instructor in spiritual formation, will teach “Formation in Personhood I,” 6:30-9:10 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 10-April 25.
  • A “Spiritual Direction Seminar and Practicum II,” led by Wendy J. Miller, seminary campus pastor, will meet 6:30-9:10 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 11-April 26.
  • Nathan E. Yoder, associate professor of church history, will teach “Mennonite History” Tuesdays 6:30-9:10 p.m..
  • Mark Thiessen Nation, associate professor of theology, will teach a class on the life and teachings of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer 6:30-9:10 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 12-April 27.

In addition, the seminary has scheduled several weekend and special short courses during the semester. They are:

  • “Ministry in the Workplace,” Feb. 11-12, Lonnie D. Yoder, professor of pastoral care and counseling, coordinator;
  • “Psychology of Religious Experience,” 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 21-22, Feb. 18-19, and Mar. 18-19, Lonnie D. Yoder, professor of pastoral care and counselinbg, instructor;
  • “Introduction to Conflict Transformation,” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 14-15, Feb. 11-12 and Apr. 8-9, Ronald S. Kraybill, professor of conflict studies, instructor; and
  • STAR” (Seminar on Trauma Awareness and Recovery) 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 25-26, Jayne S. Docherty and Carolyn E. Yoder, instructors.

These courses can be taken for academic credit or on an audit basis.

For more information on seminary evening and special courses coming up spring semester, call Don A. Yoder, (540) 432-4257, or e-mail: