Church Leadership Center Workshops

Worship planning, pastoral care and ministry skills are among the topics of regular day-long workshops offered by the AMBS Church Leadership Center. Advent Planner and Lent Planner workshops are scheduled annually, as are several events from the pastoral care series Current Challenges in the Congregation.

Workshop participants come from diverse denominational backgrounds and range from pastors, lay leaders and chaplains to students, retirees and anyone with a love for the work of the church.

Workshops for 2014-2015

Advent Planner

Saturday, October 11, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

Using the Mennonite Church Advent theme, "Oh,That You Would Reveal Your Mystery," this planner introduces pastors, worship leaders and musicians to lectionary-based resources for the season of Advent and Christmas. Worship resources published in Leader magazine provide foundation for exploring ideas for Scripture presentations, visuals, children's time, prayers and music.

Presenters:  Rachel Miller Jacobs, Rosanna McFadden,  Allan Rudy-Froese
Early registration deadline September 28.

An evening webinar on October 16, led by Rachel Miller Jacobs, also shares these resources and ideas in a more condensed way. For more information, select the Webinars link at the left.


Business Leaders and Pastors: Partners in Leadership and Ministry?

Thursday, November 6, afternoon.  (Winnipeg)
In conjunction with Mennonite Economic Development Associates convention

Presenter:  David B. Miller


Lent Planner

Saturday, January 17, 8:30 a.m..-3:30 p.m. EST

Presenters: Rachel Miller Jacobs, Rosanna McFadden, Allan Rudy-Froese
Early registration deadline January 4.


Leadership Clinics

January 26

Leadership Clinics are day-long workshops that happen on the Monday prior to Pastors Week.
Early registration deadline January 7.

This year's clinics are:













For information about a specific workshop including cost, deadlines and refunds click on the name of the event.


Email the Church Leadership Center
or call:
574.296.6269 or 800.964.2627