Discern your call at Eastern Mennonite Seminary

EMS provides training programs and graduate degrees to help people discern their call. EMS prepares people for a variety of ministry and leadership roles in the church, academy and beyond. As an Anabaptist seminary, EMS has special emphasis in peacebuilding, biblical studies, spiritual formation and theology. We train leaders for Mennonite Church USA, and The United Methodist Church, as well as other denominations.

We offer classes at our Harrisonburg, Va. campus, at a variety of locations in southeast Pennsylvania through the Lancaster extension, and online.

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    EMU President Loren E. Swartzendruber announces plans for retirement

    April 30th, 2015

    Loren E. Swartzendruber, president of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), announced to the university community today that he plans to retire next year, on June 30, 2016, marking 13 years of leadership as the university’s eighth president and 33 years in Mennonite higher education roles. “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have served the ...More

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    Eastern Mennonite Seminary graduates 33 students, the largest class since 1988

    April 28th, 2015

    When Gordon Meriwether first began attending Eastern Mennonite Seminary, he wanted to earn a master of divinity degree. Then the United Methodist pastor, who is also a 31-year U.S. Navy veteran, discovered the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). That inspired pursuit of another degree, and more miles to travel for ...More

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