EMS Purpose Statement

EMU Mission, Vision, and Values

EMS Vision Statement:

Eastern Mennonite Seminary seeks to be a learning community rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and built on the Christian tradition that discerns and participates in God’s mission, forming and equipping people for diverse ministries in and for the world.

EMS Mission Statement:

Eastern Mennonite Seminary prepares servants of Christ to minister together locally and globally. In response to God’s gracious call, we invite students to embody and bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of God’s Spirit as wise interpreters, mature practitioners, discerning communicators, and transformational leaders.

As a seminary situated within Eastern Mennonite University and as a ministry training hub of Mennonite Church USA, we welcome all students who desire to study the scriptures, practices, and theology of the Christian tradition, informed by our Anabaptist heritage.