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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 2015-2016

Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series Fall 2015

Monthly lunch discussion about our continuing formation as teachers in Christ-centered higher education.

The first Thursday of each month September through December.

Thursday, Oct 1, at 11am

"Connecting the Classroom to Co-curricular Programming"

Lunch is on us! Please go through the Maas entrance of Phelps Dining Hall. Shelly Arnold will be there to add you to the count. Grab something to eat and join colleagues in the Maas Conference Room for a conversation about integrating faith, co-curricular programming and the classroom. No need to RSVP!

The Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series began with a Professional Development Award from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), of which Hope College is a charter member, and the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.

Seminary Day 2016 - October 22, 11am-2pm