By Laura Lehman Amstutz
LANCASTER, Pa. – Want to learn more about pastoral care, non-violence or congregational revitalization? Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster is offering evening and weekend courses on these topics.
- Marcus Smucker, pastor and seminary instructor, will teach “Pastoral Care: Ministry to Persons Throughout the Life Cycle,” on four weekends, Sept. 12-13, Oct. 10-11, Nov. 7-8; Dec. 5-6. Class will meet 5-9 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 5-9 p.m., Saturdays. This course will be taught at the EMS Lancaster.
- Jon Rudy, peacebuilding consultant, will teach “Active Non-violence: Nurturing Peaceful Transformation” at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pa. 6-9 p.m. Mondays evenings, beginning Sept. 8 and ending Dec. 15. Rudy will teach the same course at EMS Lancaster 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 9 and ending Dec. 16.
David Eshleman, pastor and bishop, will teach “Congregational Revitalization” 6:30-9:10 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11 – Dec 18. This course will be taught at EMS Lancaster.
In addition, the seminary will offer two online courses during the fall semester:
- Gerald N. Shenk, professor of church and society at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, will teach “Ethics and Non-violence: Sermon on the Mount.”
- Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament at EMS, will teach “New Testament: Text in Context.”
Both courses begin Aug. 26 and end Dec. 12 and may be taken for academic credit or non-credit. Registration ends Sept. 8.
For more information on courses at EMS Lancaster, contact Julie Siegfried, pastoral studies administrative assistant, at 717-297-5190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . More information is also available online at www.emu.edu/lancaster/seminary.
EMS Lancaster offers a variety of study opportunities for those interested in pastoral ministry .
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