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A Word from Our President

Shortly after the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us that two of His disciples were walking down the road to a village named Emmaus (Lk 24:13). As they were walking and talking about the events of the past few days, about His gruesome death but also His resurrection that very morning, we are told that Jesus Himself approached them, walked along with them, and starting with Moses, began to explain the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. Later than night when they realized it was the Lord who was speaking with them they exclaimed, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” (Lk 24:32).

That passage of Scripture in Luke explains where Emmaus Bible College derives its name, and also expresses the purpose of the college. This is a place where students come to have the Scriptures opened to them, where they learn “the things concerning Himself”, and develop a passion to serve the Lord in their churches, ministries, communities, and vocations. The Lord has allowed us to do that for more than 70 years.

With Emmaus Distance Learning (EDL) we have the opportunity to expand the reach of our mission beyond the classroom walls of our campus in the heart of Dubuque, Iowa. We can now bring the scriptures to students all over the United States and elsewhere in the world.   With EDL, the instruction is experienced on-line, but our core values, institutional and educational goals, and educational philosophy remain the same. Our mission remains to glorify God by educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ through faithful and effective service in their ministries, professions, and communities.

Whether you are considering Emmaus Distance Learning or have already taken classes with us, we welcome you to experience Emmaus Bible College in person. If you have the opportunity, we would love for you to visit our campus, attend a class and have lunch with our faculty and current students. Whether you spend your nights in one of our three residence halls, or your own home, we welcome you as part of the Emmaus family.

Please stop by my office if you make it to campus, email me, or call our campus and ask for me. I would love to say hello and personally welcome you!