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Prospective Student Open House Registration Form - November 6, 2015

Fall Prospective Student Open House
November 6, 2015, 8:00am - 5:00pm


Please enter your personal information.

Please enter your full name.

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If you have a second address line, please enter it here.

Please enter the name of your city.

Please enter the two-letter abbreviation for your state.

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If you have an email address, please enter it here. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose than ESR contacting you regarding admission.

If you would like to share your telephone number with us, please enter it here.

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ESR will provide breakfast, lunch, and housing for two nights for you and a guest. Would you like to bring a guest?

Please enter the name of your guest.

Guest’s Relationship to you (e.g. husband, wife, mother, brother, etc.):


ESR will provide housing for you and one other person for up to two nights. We can arrange for a third night of housing in the same location, which will be billed directly to you. Housing will be provided at local guesthouses, potentially including Quaker Hill Conference Center and The Lauramoore Guesthouse and Retreat Center. We will be in touch about more specific details about where you will be staying closer to the date. All of these include a private bedroom and a communal bathroom. Fees for additional nights may vary - please inquire for more details.

Would you like ESR to provide housing for you?

Which nights would you like for us to arrange housing for you? (See above)

If you will be staying with us, please indicate what time you plan to arrive in Richmond so that we can have your room ready.


Please respond to these questions regarding your visit to ESR.

Please indicate any dietary restrictions or allergies you or your guest have (e.g. vegetarianism, etc.).

Are there any particular concerns you wish to address during your visit, or are there any particular questions you have?

Is there anything else we should know?

Ministry of Writing Colloquium, November 6-7, 2015

A gift of free admission is provided for those prospective students wishing to attend the annual ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium, November 6-7, 2015. 

To encounter God is to brush against living mystery. To minister is to touch the face of the unknown. To write about faith is to trace the horizon.

Is this theology? Or is it theopoetics?

Join us as we gather with writers that place the adventure of poesis – of making – at the center of their faith, work, and ministry. We’ll hear about a church that meets in an urban garden in California. About a Christian community whose art arises from small-town Michigan. About a prison literary journal and a devotional guide for poets – a devotional guide for everyone, in other words. "More religious writers and spiritual intellectuals are discovering that the Creator God of Genesis is not a moralist but a poet and a potter,” writes Scott Holland, this year’s keynote speaker and a leading advocate of theopoetics. Where might this Creator God be at work? Come and see, as we ask the question together.

The Ministry of Writing Colloquium will begin the evening of Friday, November 6, and conclude the next day. Guests accompanying you may also choose to attend and pay the registration fee. Dinner on Friday is on your own.

Information and full event schedule can be found online at:  


There are two sessions of workshops during the Ministry of Writing Colloquium. Please choose a first choice for each set of workshops. Full workshop descriptions are available here:  

Thank you!  We are looking forward to meeting you!

Matt Hisrich, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, 

Julie Dishman, Receptionist, Assistant to the Faculty and Admissions,