“Parable of the Ten Bridesmaides” – Jennifer Davis Sensenig

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Jennifer Davis Sensenig, pastor for Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA, for a closer look at the parable of the ten bridesmaids. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“Jesus, Risen, Walking With Us” – Darin Buse and Maria Hosler Byler

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Preaching Class students, Darin Buse and Maria Hosler Byler, preach from Luke 24:1-7, 13-27, 28-31, and 8-12 in a set of four movements of a chapel sermon titled, “Jesus, Risen, Walking With Us.”

“Living Love Out Loud” – Jessica Crawford

& University Chapels.

Jessica Crawford is on a mission to Love Out Loud. As a multifaceted minister of the gospel, she aims to express the passionate love of Jesus Christ through missions, ministry and music. Originally from Bridgewater, VA she now resides in Nashville, TN where she recently recorded a new five song EP. Join her in… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Mike Souder

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Mike Souder, Care and Connection: a vision for a relevant (not recent) church 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… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Gordon Meriwether

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Gordon Meriwether, The Spirit Untold: Touching the Face of God 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… Read more »

“We few, We happy few, We band of Believers” – Gordon Meriwether

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Preaching Class student, Gordon Meriwether, preaches from 2 Samuel 11:14-17  and 1 Kings 10:14-18  in a chapel sermon titled, “We few, We happy few, We band of Believers.”

A King, A Colt and April Fools -Dr. Michael King ’76

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, University Chapels.

April Fool’s Day! Drawing from the common lectionary texts for Palm Sunday (Mark 11:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11) which include the “foolishness” of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey, Michael King reflects on the foolishness of the Holy Week narratives. Dr. Michael King serves as Vice President and Seminary Dean. King… Read more »

Chapel: Washington Community Scholars’ Center

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear reflections from the WCSC interns on what’s been happening in D.C. this semester.

Inspiring the Next Generation for Mission Engagement – Nelson Okanya ’02

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Nelson Okanya, EMS Alum, closes the annual Augsburger Lectureship in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Okanya serves as President of Eastern Mennonite Missions and speaks on Inspiring the Next Generation for Mission Engagement. Nelson Okanya is president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). He was born and raised in the Mennonite community in Kenya,… Read more »

“Augsburger Lecture: An Alternative Narrative” – Nelson Okanya ’02

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Nelson Okanya, EMS Alum, opens the annual Augsburger Lectureship in University Chapel. Okanya serves as President of Eastern Mennonite Missions and speaks on An Embodied Witness. He begins his talk with a short video clip. Nelson Okanya is president of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). He was born and raised in the Mennonite community in… Read more »