Lifelong Learning with the
Church Leadership Center
A message from the Associate Dean for Leadership Education
Deepen your ministry, strengthen your skills and renew your vision with resources from the AMBS Church Leadership Center. Our highly qualified faculty guide theological reflection on ministry practice, provide wisdom on the “how-to’s” of ministry, and stir imagination for more effective spiritual leadership in a changing world. And you can achieve all of this in the midst of busy ministry assignments.
Whatever your ministry stage, lifelong learning resources from the Church Leadership Center can help you keep your ministry fresh, get connected to professors and colleagues, and remember why you do what you do.
It might be a webinar, a daylong workshop, or a three-day conference. It might be an online Anabaptist short course or a ten-day seminar extending over the year. It might be volunteering at AMBS, one day a week or for several weeks at a time, or just occasionally. Whatever step you decide to take next, we can enhance your ministry journey. — Jewel Gingerich Longenecker
Church Leadership Center events
Journey Learning Retreat gallery
Participants in Journey: A Conference- based Leadership Development Program attended a fall weekend learning retreat at Amigo Center in Sturgis, Mich. Learn more about the people in each cohort in our Facebook gallery.
Listen to Pastors Week recordings
Presenter Kim Tan and preachers Cyneatha Millsaps, David B. Miller and Leonard Dow inspired Pastors Week participants with their challenge to live out Jubilee economics. Listen to recordings of sessions on AMBS's iTunes U channel.
Anabaptist Short Courses
Anabaptist short courses provide a way for new Anabaptists and people seeking to deepen their ministry in the way of Jesus to engage Anabaptist history, thought and witness. Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. Readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, assuming critical thinking skills and some previous academic study. No credit will be awarded.