Lifelong Learning with the
Church Leadership Center

Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, Church Leadership CenterA 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

Webinars for 2013-2014

Eight webinars in the new school year offer a range of opportunities for learning about Jubilee living, Anabaptist approaches to Scripture, preaching, planting peace churches and worship planning for Advent and Lent.

Pastors Week 2014

Help Me See Jesus!
Help Me See, Jesus!

Five AMBS professors will help us focus on Jesus, exploring how seeing Jesus from different lenses can actually help us see more clearly what is essential in our faith.

Presenters are Rachel Miller Jacobs, Andy Brubacher Kaethler, Safwat Marzouk, Jamie Pitts and Allan Rudy-Froese.

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.