Who we are
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is a community of learners and worshippers who seek to be radical followers of Jesus Christ today. Our vision is to become a space that makes theological education accessible to and welcoming of Christians of increasingly diverse traditions and social locations.
We welcome all students who want to learn in an Anabaptist community. Although many students are Mennonite, our student body reflects a wide array of Christian faith traditions. One in ten members of the student body comes from an area other than North America, and many students and professors have worked with faith-based organizations in North America and beyond.
To foster a sense of community among those who learn, teach and work at AMBS, the community gathers in different ways:
Lambright Center lunches
Delightful opportunities for interaction come around light lunches, usually soup, bread, salad and dessert, Tuesday through Friday when classes are in session. For information about purchasing tickets and details fo the weekly schedule, see AMBS Communicator.
Weekly gatherings at lunch time give opportunities to hear from speakers—members of the seminary community and guest presenters—and to discuss issues important to the community.
Morning classes break for a half-hour to provide time for informal conversations. These breaks often also feature times for announcements and celebration.
Recreation and exercise
Ultimate Frisbee and ping pong games regularly draw students, faculty and staff together for fun and exercise. The Student Activity Center has equipment for cable-TV watching and exercising, a sand volleyball court is available, and a one-mile walking/jogging path circles the campus.