In January 2017, Emmaus Biblical Seminary celebrated its
50th anniversary. This was a time of rejoicing and thanksgiving
for God's grace that enabled Emmaus to fulfill its mission to develop
Christ-like leaders for the transformation of Haiti and the world for five
The 50th anniversary was not only a time of
celebration, but also a time of deep reflection and prayer. While
looking back on what God has accomplished through Emmaus in the past,
we are looking forward to God's plans for the future of Emmaus. How
can Emmaus be strategically positioned to be even more
effective in fulfilling its God-given mission? How can Emmaus
make an even greater impact for the Kingdom in Haiti in the fifty
years to come?
In exploring the will of God through prayer and dialogue
with Emmaus stakeholders (including current leadership, students,
alumni, and donors) the Emmaus
Biblical Seminary Board of Trustees unanimously approved changing the
name of the institution from Emmaus Biblical Seminary to Emmaus
University of Haiti, effective January 1, 2019.
Of course, theological training for local
church leaders will continue to be the core engine and institutional
distinctive of Emmaus! The Emmaus
Board of Trustees is unwaveringly fixed on theological training as
the center of all that Emmaus does. So why the name change?
The stated mission of Emmaus is to develop
Christ-like leaders for the transformation of Haiti and the world.
This mission is not limited to local church
leadership. Through the past number of months, the Emmaus community
came to the clear sense that God
is calling Emmaus to develop Christ-like leaders not only for the
church, but also for other sectors in Haitian society.
Haiti needs Christ-like leaders in politics, in education, and in the
In 2017, Emmaus launched a Master of Education in
Instruction and Administration (MEIA). This was our fleece. We wanted
to "feel out" what we were sensing from the Holy Spirit by
doing a trial run at a degree program for leaders in a sector of society
not limited to local church/theological leadership. Over a very short
period of time and with very little campaigning for recruitment for
the MEIA program, we had a record enrollment of nearly forty students
in our very first cohort!
This record enrollment and hunger for leadership
development in the sector of education helped us realize the urgency
for competent leaders in education. In January 2019, we will be
starting our second cohort (also with a very healthy enrollment) in
the MEIA program, thanks be to God.
Some other changes coming as a direct result of this
vision and strategic plan for Emmaus is the development of three
schools within the university: (1) School of Theology, (2) School of
Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and (3) School of
Education. With this, the current tentativeschedule for rolling
out new degree programs include:
January 2019: Master of the Arts in
Leadership and Administration (MALA)
Fall 2019: Master of Arts in Theological
Fall 2020: Bachelor of Business,
Entrepreneurship and Leadership (BBEL)
Fall 2020: Bachelor's in Education (BEd.)
Fall 2021: PhD in Transformational Leadership
We are excited about the future, and
we are excited about being a part of God's work to bring
about real and lasting transformation in Haiti through
leadership development! We
invite you to join us as we diligently work, by God's grace and
power, to reach optimal effectiveness in fulfilling our mission to
develop Christ-like leaders for Haiti and the world.
President | Emmaus University of Haiti
Join us as developing Christ-like leaders for Haiti and the world continues TODAY at Emmaus.