Mennonite education

Mennonite Education: Past, Present and Future

A Conference for Leaders, Teachers and Scholars
Oct. 16-18, 2015, at Bluffton University

Keynote Speakers:

Felipe Hinojosa

Felipe Hinojosa, professor of history at Texas A&M University and author of the book Latino Mennonites >>>full bio

Perry Bush

Perry Bush, professor of history at Bluffton and author of an upcoming book on C. Henry Smith >>>full bio

Sara Wenger Shenk

Sara Wenger Shenk, president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary >>> full bio

Leaders, teachers and scholars will gather in Bluffton to celebrate the past and consider the future of Mennonite education, from early childhood through graduate school. A new biography of early 20th century Mennonite historian and education pioneer C. Henry Smith will be released during the conference.

Mennonite educational practices and institutions in the 21st century face a time of upheaval and transformation arising from the impact of new communication technologies such as the Internet and digital media, from changing assumptions about the organization and worth of knowledge, and from shifting religious and cultural demographics. Through practical workshops, academic panels, roundtable discussions and inspiring keynote presentations, the conference will examine how the resources of the Mennonite education legacy can be mustered to face the challenges of the 21st century.