Augsburger Lecture Series

The Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to campus a noted lecturer(s) to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission for the stimulation and development of a vision for evangelism and missions for the students, faculty and staff of EMU.

2014 lectures

Dr. Randy Woodley

“Embracing Missional Shalom Community” is the theme Randy Woodley will bring to the campus community as guest for the Augsburger Lecture series in spring 2014.

Randy Woodley is an author, missiologist, activist-scholar, former pastor and innovator. In over 35 years of grassroots ministry he has founded or helped to form organizations such as Christians for Justice, Eagle Valley Church, Eagle’s Wings Ministry, American Indian Environment and Health Association, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies, Evangelicals 4 Justice, Eloheh Village for Indigenous Leadership and Ministry Development and Eloheh Farm. His most recent book is Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision (2012). Randy is legal descendent of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees and has been involved in Indigenous ministry for 28 years. Currently, Dr. Woodley serves as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture, Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies and Program Director NAIITS Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies at George Fox Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He achieved a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Seminary, is ordained by the American Baptist Churches, and is received his PhD. in Inter-cultural Studies at Asbury Seminary.


Wednesday, March 12 at 10-10:30 a.m.
University Chapel: Luke 15
- Lehman Auditorium

Wednesday,March 12 from 11:45-1 p.m.
Informal Lunch Conversations
- Northlawn Cafeteria

Wednesday, March 12 at 4-5 p.m.
Forum: Place-Based Community Theology & Mission as Shalom
- Common Grounds Coffeehouse (University Commons)

Thursday, March 13 at 11-11:45 a.m.
Chapel Gathering: Luke 15
- Martin Chapel (Seminary Building)

Thursday, March 13 at noon
Lunch with graduate students and others
interested in continuing the conversation
- Martin Chapel foyer

Campus chapel services

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.