ESR Open House

November 3, 2017 8:00 AM ESR Center

Fall Open House for Prospective Students










Earlham School of Religion is holding a prospective student open house Friday, November 3, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We invite you to join faculty, students, and fellow seekers to explore ESR!  The visit day schedule will include a campus tour, sample classes, worship, information about programs and financial aid, and time with current students and faculty.  Two free nights of accommodations will be provided for you and one guest.

You are also invited to stay for ESR's annual Ministry of Writing Colloquium on November 3rd-4th!  ESR will pay the registration fee for this event for each visitor attending the open house, should she or he wish to attend. (Guests accompanying visitors must pay their own registration fee should they wish to attend.)

Register Online Today! 

To learn more, please contact Matt Hisrich at or 800-432-1377.

We hope you can join us! 


8:00 am    Breakfast and Welcome
ESR Dining Room, ESR Center
8:20 am    Opening Devotions
Anthony Kirk, ESR student
ESR Dining Room, ESR Center
8:30-9:45 am    Sample Class: Pastoral Spirituality
Phil Baisley, Professor of Pastoral Studies
Trueblood Classroom, ESR Center
9:55-11:10 am    Sample Class: Literary Non-Fiction
Ben Brazil, Ministry of Writing Program Director
Trueblood Classroom, ESR Center
11:20 am - Noon   Open Worship
Quigg Worship Room, ESR Center
Noon - 1:30 pm     Lunch with ESR faculty and students
Panel discussion and Q&A with current students
Dining Room, ESR Center
1:30–2:00 pm    Financing Seminary Education
Eric Chisholm, Business Manager
Moriuchi Classroom, ESR Center
2:00–3:00 pm    Alumni panel
Trueblood Classroom, ESR Center
3:15-4:00 pm    Campus Tour or Tea at Bethany
Gathering Area, Bethany Building
Leave from ESR/BTS Circle for Tour
4:00-4:30 pm    Curriculum Conversation
Tim Seid, Associate Dean
Trueblood Classroom, ESR Center
4:30-5:00 pm    Worship Sharing
Stephanie Crumley-Effinger, Director of Supervised Ministry
Quigg Worship Room, ESR Center