Category Archives: Intern Blog

So you’re going to be a pastor?

Emily Graber emilyrg@goshen.edu Last summer I was part of the !Explore program with Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and worked at Methacton Mennonite Church as a pastoral intern. This summer, with one year of college completed, I have returned to Methacton through Goshen College’s Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP). I was excited to be invited back to … Continue reading So you’re going to be a pastor?

Changing expectations: Invoking God after a hard summer

John Tyson john.tyson@emu.edu Soon it will be four months since I left my summer Ministry Inquiry Program experience in the Midwest. Before I left last May, I was never so positive, so sure about a decision in my life. The pegs fit perfectly in the holes, both squares. It was a done deal, and I … Continue reading Changing expectations: Invoking God after a hard summer

525,600 opportunities to love and 525,600 moments to live the call

Sheldon Good sheldoncg@goshen.edu How do you measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights? In cups of coffee, in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife? These are the lyrics from Seasons of Love, a song from Jonathan Larson’s Broadway musical-turned-motion-picture, RENT. Larson reminds us that there are 525,600 minutes in a year. How … Continue reading 525,600 opportunities to love and 525,600 moments to live the call

Life in the Woods: sitting, thinking, wrestling, and discovering

Jordan Good philip.good@emu.edu My life’s been a little different in the past few months. And it’s kind of weird saying that now — that it’s different. But it really is. In a lot of ways, so many ways that I don’t think I could really begin to explain it all. I guess I just needed … Continue reading Life in the Woods: sitting, thinking, wrestling, and discovering

Examples of love and curiosity from those living out an everyday child-like faith

Felicia Moore fmoore@franconiaconference.org New Beginnings Community Church is in its third year of holding a children’s summer program. Members of the congregation have noticed the lack of activities for the children in their community and set out to make a difference. They set out to have a day camp, providing lunch, bible lessons, and plenty … Continue reading Examples of love and curiosity from those living out an everyday child-like faith

Obliged to live the call: Considering why we met together at San Jose

Karisa Martin, Ambler karisa@att.net As I am writing this article and reflecting on the Mennonite Youth Convention in San Jose, I am turning a small polished rock over and over in my hands. Inspired by a song in the musical Godspell, during which a character puts a pebble in his shoe at the start of … Continue reading Obliged to live the call: Considering why we met together at San Jose