Eastern Mennonite Seminary

EMS provides training programs and graduate degrees to prepare 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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    Seminary spiritual life week explores being passionate for Christ

    October 6th, 2014

    “We have forgotten our own passion for Christ and we have failed to show others that we are impassioned,” Emily Peck-McClain told participants at Eastern Mennonite Seminary‘s Spiritual Life Week in Harrisonburg, Va. “Youth are passionate people. It’s a gift of being young. In our churches youth fail to see where their passions can find ...More

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    Week of multi-faith events sparks interfaith dialogue and intercultural awareness

    September 24th, 2014

    “Religious Life” is the kind of topic one would expect Eastern Mennonite University to pick as its 2014 theme for International Education Week. It may surprise some, though, that this Christian university used the words “religious life” to refer to more faith perspectives than Christianity exclusively. Then, again, this is a Christian university that says ...More

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