Eastern Mennonite Seminary prepares men and women to serve and lead in a global context. The seminary provides a uniquely Anabaptist perspective in the midst of a rich, ecumenical community in which to explore the Bible, church, personal Christian formation and leadership.
Faculty bring practical ministry experience in the U.S. and abroad into classroom discussion, and mentor students in leadership and ministry roles.
EMS provides a variety of study options. The main campus in Harrisonburg offers online courses, block schedules and summer intensive courses. The extension in southeast Pennsylvania offers weekend and evening courses in a variety of locations throughout southeast PA in addition to courses on the campus in Lancaster.
In addition to providing pastoral and leadership training for Mennonites and a variety of other denominations, Eastern Mennonite Seminary is approved by the United Methodist church to train pastors for ordination in the United Methodist Church.
As a division of Eastern Mennonite University, EMS upholds the values core university values of faith-based peacebuilding, cross-cultural understanding, sustainability and service to others.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
Loren E. Swartzendruber, President Ph: 540-432-4100
Michael A. King, Vice President and Seminary Dean Ph: 540-432-4261
Denomination: Mennonite Church USA
Fall 2012 Data:
Enrollment: 131 (70 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 7
Faculty Part-Time: 23
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Church Leadership, MA (Religion)
Lancaster, PA: Approved Degrees: MDiv
Comprehensive distance education program: yes