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Ripple Church pastors find spiritual nourishment at seminary’s Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation

Imagine hearing the call to urban ministry, selling your lovingly renovated suburban farmhouse where you’ve lived for 25 years, and moving into an inner city apartment. Imagine your congregation shape-shifting into and out of spaces as it grows – a good problem – but one with its own stressors. Imagine one of your most fervent members being a man who lives under a bridge and ...More

School for Leadership Training

School for Leadership Training focuses on Mental Illness

“All congregations are touched in some way by mental illness,” said Linda Alley, coordinator for this year’s School for Leadership Training (SLT) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. “Our goal is to help church leaders and congregations ...More


Economy, Stewardship Focus of School for Leadership Training

Everence Financial and Eastern Mennonite to cosponsor upcoming event Spaces are filling up fast for this year’s School for Leadership Training (SLT) January 16-18, 2012 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Plenary speaker Walter Brueggemann, and workshops on the theme “God and Mammon: Reframing Stewardship Amidst Abundance, Scarcity and Conflict” are contributing to an unpr ...More

2011 Seminary Leadership Training to Focus on the Role of the Holy Spirit

The 2011 School for Leadership Training (SLT) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will explore the third member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. “The Work of the Spirit: Pentecost Remixed” is the theme for the January 17-19 event for pastors and church leaders. “The Spirit is real and working in many different ways,” said Linda Alley, SLT director. “What is exciti ...More

Prayer Labyrinth Dedicated at EMU

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Seminary Students Dig into Ministry

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EMS Labyrinth: A Prayerful Walking Space in Preparation

Brian Martin Burkholder and Wendy J. Miller display the design for the labyrinth being constructed on a EMU hillside site. Photo by Jim Bishop On the hillside a short walk up from Eastern ...More

2005-06 Seminary Community Council Members Chosen

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