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Dr. Andrew Le and Matt Brown, ministry minor


The Center for Ministry Studies (CMS) is dedicated to encouraging life-long Christian commitment in the context of the vibrant liberal arts learning community which is Hope College.

Our work is characterized by:

  • Biblical and Theological Formation: Cultivation of a biblical and theological understanding of life and ministry.

  • Church Involvement: Significant connection with the historic, local, and global Church.

  • Vocational Discernment: The exploration of callings in the context of Christian learning communities.

  • Cultural Engagement: Discerning engagement with culture through faithful reflection and action.

Informed by these core commitments, CMS provides programming and resources for students, faculty, practitioners, and congregations.



Upcoming Events 2015


Continuum Scholars Faculty Development Grant - Details

Grindstone Faith and Work Conference - Registration

  • Are you wondering what to do with your life?
  • Have you been questioning how your faith can impact the work you do?
  • If your answer to either of these questions is "yes," then you should attend Grindstone: A Faith and Work Conference.

This student-led conference will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 10am-2pm in the Martha Miller Rotunda.

Several community leaders will speak to the important questions of God's calling in our careers and the ways they have successfully integrated Christian faith in their own workplaces. One of these leaders is Hope College's very own President Knapp, who will deliver the conference's keynote address. Following the keynote, other influential community members, including professors in the sciences and humanities, non-profit directors, and medical professionals, will speak on a panel and participate in discussion sessions with smaller groups of students. Student participants will have many great opportunities to ask questions and engage with these thoughtful Christian leaders from many walks of life. Registration is free and includes lunch. All Hope College students are encouraged to attend.



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