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ESR Hosts Spring Prospective Student Open House




Prospective Student Open House

Friday, February 26, 2016


Have you ever felt a nudge to explore God’s call to ministry more fully?

We invite you to take another step on this journey with a visit to ESR!




Tour—Sample Classes—Worship—Learn about Programs and Financial Aid—Meet Students and Faculty

Plus, join us for the annual Spirituality Gathering February 27!

Up to two free nights of accommodations will be provided for you and one guest. 

ESR will pay the registration fee for the Spirituality Gathering  ( for each visitor attending the open house, should he or she wish to attend. (Guests accompanying visitors must pay their own registration fee should they wish to attend.)

For more information, contact Matt Hisrich, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, at (765) 983-1523 or email


Draft itinerary


8:00 am                                               Breakfast and Welcome

                                                            ESR Dining Room, ESR Center


8:20 am                                               Opening Devotions

                                                            ESR Dining Room, ESR Center


8:30-9:30 am                                       Sample Class: Carole Spencer

Spiritual Formation and Mysticism

ESR Center


9:55-11:10 am                                     Sample Class: Ben Brazil

                                                            Peace Journalism

                                                            Kendall Classroom, ESR Center


11:20 am--Noon                                  Worship



Noon                                                   Lunch with ESR faculty

                                                             and students

                                                            The path to seminary and beyond

                                                             Philip Clayton,

                                                             Spirituality Gathering Keynote Speaker

Dining Room, ESR Center


1:30–2:00 pm                                      Financing Seminary Education

Tracy Crowe, 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

Jay Marshall, Dean

Trueblood Classroom, ESR Center


4:30-5:00 pm                                      Worship Sharing

                                                            Quigg Worship Room, ESR Center

Event Date: 
02/26/2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm