Mission & Service Day

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

(Additional info for Mission & Service Organization Representatives)

1. Conversations with Service Organization Representatives (9am-4pm in Campus Center Greeting Hall)
Meet with representatives throughout the day to learn about opportunities to serve both locally as well as overseas.

2. Chapel: Love as Commitment (10:00-10:30am, Lehman Auditorium)
Dr. Scot McKnight speaks on Love as Commitment (Mark 12:28-34) as part of a Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life emphasis for the 2016 Augsburger Lecture Series and the Missional Church Partnership with Virginia Mennonite Missions, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Park View Mennonite Church, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

3. Lunch Date(Conversations with Mission & Service Representatives) (11:30am-1:30pm, East Dining Room in Northlawn)
Gather with Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder and service organization representatives for informal conversations around Christian mission & service and opportunities with these organizations. (Students without meal plan can get a free lunch pass by visiting the Wellness Suite front desk or you may bring your own lunch).

4. Dinner Event: Being Missional with Your Peers (5:00-6:30pm in University Commons 211/212)
Gather for insight on Being Missional with your Peers from Dr. Scot McKnight.

McKnight addresses the campus community for the 2016 Augsburger Lecture Series and the Missional Church Partnership with Virginia Mennonite Missions, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Park View Mennonite Church, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary,

Dr. Scot McKnight is an American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, theologian, speaker, author and blogger who has written widely on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, the emerging church and missional church movements, spiritual formation and Christian living. He currently serves as the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL. McKnight is an ordained Anglican with Anabaptist leanings, and has also written frequently on issues in modern Anabaptism.

Just in case you’re thinking…

  • “I’m not planning to do a mission or service term.” Come and learn anyway – you may be surprised by how many opportunities there are to serve locally or travel the world and do amazing things.
  • “I’m just a first or second year student and it’s too early to think about this stuff.” Not true! It’s never too early to begin considering options following EMU.
  • “I’d rather just research opportunities online.” You can learn so much more from talking with real people who have had interesting mission and service experiences themselves.