Gateway Courses

Gateway Courses are a series of four courses designed especially for pastors called to Mennonite congregations who do not have Anabaptist background and training. Many pastors are asked to take these courses as an expectation with being licensed or ordained. The courses are offered by Eastern Mennonite University in collaboration with Mennonite Conferences in southeastern Pennsylvania and can be taken for graduate credit or for non-credit. One course will be offered each semester on a two-year cycle:

  • Bible Survey and Anabaptist Hermeneutics
  • Anabaptist Mission and Peace
  • Anabaptist Leadership, Polity and Effectiveness
  • Anabaptist History and Theology

Tuition: $423 per credit hour
Audit fee: $90 a credit hour.
Technology fee: $40 per student per term. Textbooks costs are additional.
Inquire about financial aid and church matching grants.

Spring 2015

BVG 527 L Bible Survey and Anabaptist Hermeneutics (2 credits)
This course introduces students to the historical and literary sweep of the Bible as a record of God’s salvation story. Students will examine various genre of biblical literature, understand different hermeneutic approaches, and formulate a defensible personal biblical hermeneutic.

Schedule: Two Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Feb. 20-21; Mar. 20-21
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa.
Instructor: Laura Brenneman, Ph.D.

Core degree requirement

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