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Spiritual Life at EMU

Faith and spiritual life at EMU takes on many forms. Our core values of Christian discipleship, service to others, peacemaking, sustainability and environmental stewardship and community are all parts of spiritual life at EMU. 

Community, Worship and Prayer

If your faith is nurtured in the context of community, worship and prayer, EMU is for you.

Together we worship God two times a week during chapel services planned by campus pastors and student pastoral assistants. Many students meet on Sunday nights for a time of celebration praise worship. Gospel choir leads worship on and off campus.

A prayer labyrinth is located near the gazebo on the hill just above the Campus Center and seminary buildings. Prayer rooms are available in Northlawn and the Seminary building. Spiritual disciplines are taught and practiced in the Spiritual Formation Class and in other settings.

Each residence hall is staffed with a ministry assistant who facilitates a weekly small group Bible study, sharing time or service activity. Spiritual Renewal Events are held each semester.

Faith in Action

EMU envisions a learning community marked by academic excellence, creative process, professional competence, and passionate Christian faith, offering healing and hope in our diverse world.

Read the EMU mission statement and  life together statement and consider how to serve Christ on campus.

If your faith is nurtured through acts of service and compassion, or the passionate search for justice for the oppressed, EMU is for you. 

Student groups are involved in outreach and service near and far. From cleaning up the local Blacks Run stream, to packing hurricane relief kits, to protesting and demonstrating against hate and violence in the world, EMU students show faith in action. Here are just a few student groups that integrate faith and action. 

Further Your Studies, Grow in Your Faith

EMU professors integrate their faith with instruction, administrators lead from Mennonite beliefs, campus pastors provide encouragement, nurture for faith formation and pastoral care leading to healing and hope.

Grow in your faith by participating in a local congregation, doing a summer of Ministry Inquiry Program, being in a small group or getting involved in other ways.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary, the University’s graduate level theological program, also offers opportunities to explore pastoral ministry. All students are welcome to attend classes, lectures, conferences and chapel services hosted by the seminary.