Bible and Religion at EMU
Jesus Christ calls us to humble ourselves and serve others daily. As followers of Christ in the Anabaptist tradition — in which EMU is rooted — students in EMU Bible and religion classes delve into Scripture, engage in classroom discussion and enjoy 1:1 interaction with professors.
Discern Your Call
As a Bible and religion major or minor, you will develop self-awareness and explore your sense of call to ministry in a variety of settings… behind a pulpit, in a hospital, at a camp, as an advocate for social justice, as a change agent, or in another profession. You will be prepared to pursue seminary or other graduate studies.
Cross-cultural study, and emphasis on creation care, non-violent peacebuilding and service to others as Jesus modeled, are core to EMU Bible and religion studies. All EMU students take at least one Bible course. For many, even though it is outside their major, it becomes a significant time of spiritual formation and personal growth.
Hands-On Learning and Exploration
Bible and religion students join in and often lead campus worship experiences and serve as ministry or pastoral assistants in residence halls. All students, whether they are a department major or not, are invited to explore pastoral ministry and test their gifts first-hand through the Ministry Inquiry Program. Access to activities at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on our campus provide a special opportunity for those considering further theological study.
- June 1st, 2017
Carmen Schrock-Hurst, instructor in the Bible and religion department, writes about how young people need to understand how their story is a part of the Biblical story, and how the … read more
- May 30th, 2017
John Tyson, a pastor at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas, graduated from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies. He then … read more
- May 22nd, 2017
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated … read more