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Emmaus Scholars take 10 hours of credit in the program (6 hours in the fall, and 4 in the spring).

Here is what they will be covering this fall:


The Psalmist calls us to “worship the Lord your God in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 29:2). Well aware that emerging adults evidence difficulty in being able to distinguish between objectively real moral truths and individual perceptions or understandings of those truths, this course seeks to provide Hope students with knowledge of the story, sources, and shape of the moral life with the aim of fostering a deep commitment to integral mission. Integrating liturgy, justice, reconciliation, and love for the world, we seek to understand the movement from learning, worship, shalom and community, to the ministry and witness of ministry of reconciliation. This course provides Emmaus Scholars with a compelling and coherent account of the moral order (setting, identity and vision) in which we have been called to faithful obedience and loving witness.

REL295 — Reconciliation and Integral Mission Course Syllabus


This course offers extended and focused integration of service-learning, theological reflection, intentional community, spiritual formation, and joint scholarship on integral mission. Through guided experiential-learning opportunities, reflection and conversation on the nature of identity, community, self-giving, discipleship, integral mission, and culture care, we aim to foster deep and critical reflection upon moral, social, theological and cultural witness. The fruits of individual and shared reflection, journaling, and joint research, are brought together in a final summative presentation. Students are given opportunities to reflect back upon and process these experiences in order to foster deep connections between faith, justice, reconciliation, and social responsibility.


We have a our First Assistant Director in Residence of the Emmaus Scholars Program!

We are blessed to have Sara Kim Hoos (B.A. Taylor University, M.B.A. Keller Graduate School of Management) join the Emmaus Scholars Program in the capacity of Assistant Director in Residence of the Emmaus Scholars Program. Sarah is a gifted individual who brings to this position extensive global intercultural experience acquired, in part, from serving victims of the sex-slave trade in India and Nepal, providing care to orphans in Russia and Romania, participating in community centers for the poor in Lima, Peru, meeting former child victim soldiers in Sierra Leone West Africa, and engaging a homeless ministry in downtown Chicago. I am confident that Sarah will make a significant contribution to the Emmaus Scholars Program and will leave an exceedingly positive mark on the lives of Emmaus Scholars. She and her husband Jeff will join the Hope College community on August 1.

If you are interested in applying to the program please contact Dr. Mark Husbands, the Director of the Emmaus Scholars Program.

This program is focused upon "lived theology", leadership development, spiritual and moral formation, and experiential learning through integral mission.

We will be accepting applications for the 201-2015 program later on in the fall of 2013.

If you are interested in applying to the program please contact Dr. Mark Husbands, the Director of the Emmaus Scholars Program.

Become an Emmaus Scholar.

We are seeking an energetic, committed, and diverse group of students who wish to live in intentional Christian community learning how to do justice, grow in their faith, and critically reflect upon integral mission and the centrality of Christ to God’s reconciliation of the world.

We invite you to look around our website, learn as much as you can about the program, and sometime before December 3 (the application deadline), contact our office letting us know that you intend to apply to the program. If we can be of any assistance at all in helping you to discern whether or not this program is a great fit for you, please drop us a line at emmaus@hope.edu.

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I would be very happy to talk to you in person about what this program might mean for you. 

Mark Husbands
Director of the Emmaus Scholars Program
Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Chair of Reformed Theology