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ESR Hosts Fall Prospective Student Open House




Prospective Student Open House

Friday, November 6, 2015


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 Ministry of Writing Colloquium November 6-7!

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

ESR will pay the registration fee for the Ministry of Writing Colloquium  ( 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




8:00 am                                             Breakfast and Welcome

                                                            ESR Dining Room, ESR Center


8:20 am                                             Opening Devotions

                                                            Samantha Hasty-Zander,

                                                            ESR student

                                                            ESR Dining Room, ESR Center


8:30-9:30 am                                    Sample Class: Steve Angell

                                                             The Creation of Modern Quaker Diversity

                                                            Trueblood Classroom, ESR Center


9:55-11:10 am                                Sample Class: Nancy Bowen

                                                            Everything you ever wanted to

                                                            know about the Old Testament

                                                            but were afraid to ask

                                                            Kendall Classroom, ESR Center


11:20 am--Noon                              Worship

                                                            Nicarry Chapel, Bethany Building


Noon                                                  Lunch with ESR faculty & students

                                                            Seminary education and planting

                                                            seeds of ministry

                                                            ESR grad Anna Woofenden,

                                                            The Garden Church

                                                            Dining Room, ESR Center


1:30–2:00 pm                                  Financing Seminary Education

                                                            Tracy Crowe, Business Manager

                                                            Conference Room, Barclay Center


2:00–3:00 pm                                  Alumni panel

                                                            Conference Room, Barclay 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

Conference Room, Barclay Center


4:30-5:00 pm                                   Worship Sharing

                                                            Stephanie Crumley-Effinger,

                                                            Director of Supervised Ministry

                                                            Quigg Worship Room, ESR Center


Event Date: 
11/06/2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm