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First Week of Mars Hill Graduate School

September 1, 2010

Mars Hill Graduate School

Mars Hill Graduate School started their fall semester this week. Stephanie and I attended the orientation on Monday, eager to hear what we would each be experiencing over the next three years, her from a student’s perspective, myself from a spouse’s point of view.

Jazz Band at MHGS

We walked through the doors into the red brick building located at 2501 Elliott Ave, Seattle WA. They had set up a stage in the middle of the student lounge with chairs circled around it. We ate some of the breakfast they provided, poured a cup of coffee, and found a seat among other first year students. They even had a couple of students playing jazz music in the center of the room.

Steph in conversation

The first couple hours were dedicated to meeting people, so we started conversations with some of the people sitting around us. Like us, many of them had moved across the country to Seattle in order to attend MHGS. We listened to their stories about what led them to the school and the things they had overcome to get there. Most had heard about the school through word of mouth from a friend or professor, and many had been in Seattle only a week or two, much like us.

During the orientation the faculty focused on one main goal for the first year students, exploring your own story. Find out who you are and where you are from.

After hearing this, I’m very excited to begin this journey with Stephanie. Writing a great story with my life is a theme that has been playing in my head over the past few months. Over this next year, I know that we will grow together as we each figure out our stories, both past and future.

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3 Comments
  1. This is going to be an interesting story to follow. Truly, the theology of MH is quite different from the way you guys (at least S) were raised. We’ll see if you like it!

    What do you think about the first year’s theme?

  2. I like the idea of figuring out who you are. Anything that causes you to think about why you do what you do can only help you grow.

  3. David Kellerstrass permalink

    Cool idea Jeremy!
    I’m going to enjoy hearing more about it! Im excited to see how they facilitate finding more out about who you are.

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