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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 2015-2016

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

The first Thursday of each month September through December.

Thursday, December 3, at 11am

"Vocation and Calling"

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.

Continuum Scholar Lecture Series 2015-2016

This lecture is part of the Continuum Scholars Faculty Development Program, which is an inter-divisional cohort of pre-tenure faculty members who met last summer to discuss theological perspectives on the vocation of scholarship, the current state of theological reflection and engagement in their research fields and disciplines, and the ecumenical continuum of theological perspectives through which our colleagues both at Hope College and within higher education approach their own scholarship.

Our goal is to build a community committed to an ongoing conversation about faith, vocation, and scholarship. We hope that you will be part of it.

All presentations will be in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium (MMC 135).
We invite staff, students, and faculty to attend.

November 19 @4pm: Jared Ortiz, Religion

  • "A Vision for a Christ-Centered Liberal Arts Educatio"

January 14 @11am: Chad Carlson, Kinesiology

February 18 @11am: Lindsey Root Luna, Psychology

March 10 @ 11am: Llena Chavis, Sociology and Social Work

March 29 @ 4pm: Amanda Eckermann, Chemistry

A collaborative venture with...

Andrew M. McCoy, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Ministry Studies
Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies

Karen Nordell Pearson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Chemistry Department

Jonathan Hagood, Ph.D.
Director of the Senior Seminar Program
Associate Professor of History