“The Third Way of Leadership” – Peter Block

Goshen College student Melia Watkins opens with reflections on, “Why Community Matters to My Generation” Peter Block delivers the keynote address on “The Third Way of Leadership” (via live video conference) Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of leadership models in the Anabaptist....

Dedication Ceremony: “Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations” – University Commons

Listen to the  dedication ceremony for the Orie O. Miller Hall of Nations, a project honoring the work and life of Orie O. Miller who encouraged significant Mennonite global engagement. The Hall of Nations,  located in the University Commons, features a display of flags of the nations of all of EMU’s students, faculty, and....

“Faith, Purpose and Commerce: Inspiring Change in the New Millennium” – Brian Welch

EMU Student Rachel Bowman opens with reflections on, “How can our Anabaptist identity empower us?” Bryan Welch delivers the keynote address on “Faith, Purpose, and Commerce: Inspiring Change in the New Millennium” Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective Join practitioners, scholars and students to examine the history of leadership models in the....

“Changing Patterns of Leadership in Anabaptist Communities in North America in the 20th Century” – John Sharp and Rachel Waltner Goossen

President Loren Swartzendruber and the EMU SGA co-presidents, Rachel Schrock and Hanna Heishman welcome participants to the Anabaptist Leadership Conference, Leading into the Common Good: an Anabaptist Perspective. Canadian Mennonite University Student Johanna Tse opens with a reflection on “A vision for new models of decision-making and leadership.” John Sharp and Rachel Waltner Goossen deliver....

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Mary Norville

Mary Norville, “Looking for Midwives in a World of Privilege” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects....

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Matt Stearn

Matt Stearn, “Mennonites and Their Tools: Healing Communities for Combat Veterans” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their....

“Rethinking Power: Community Organizing in the Way of Jesus” – Melissa Florer-Bixler

Visiting Pastor, Melissa Florer-Bixler, encourages us to “rethink power” in the ways of Jesus. She draws from experience with community organizing and inspiration for how Jesus tells us to think differently about power rather than simply embracing “powerlessness” as a Christian commitment. Melissa Florer-Bixler was on campus for EMU’s visiting pastor program. Melissa is....

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Darin Buse

Darin Buse, “human wholeness & the dissociative effects of Post combat trauma ” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then....

“Maintaining Right Relationships” – Rev. Clyde Kratz

Clyde Kratz,  Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA. “Maintaining Right Relationships” (James 3:13-18) This is the second of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of LGBTQ relationships. Meredith McNabb, the March 29 presenter is Director....

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Brian Martin

Brian Martin “Pastoring with a Christo-centric Theodicy in a Traumatized World” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their....