AMBS Commencement 2016

Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m.
College Mennonite Church
1900 S. Main Street, Goshen, Ind.

The 2016 commencement ceremony will honor 18 graduates who are completing degrees and certificates. Alan Kreider, PhD, will bring the commencement address, ‘Finding Patience.’ Kreider is professor emeritus of church history and mission at AMBS.

About Dr. Alan Kreider

Photo of Dr. Alan KreiderAlan Kreider, PhD, combines a lifetime of academic study in the early church with decades of experience as a mission worker and teacher in many settings around the world.

For 26 years he and Eleanor, his wife, were mission workers in England where Alan served as director of the Centre for the Study of Christian and Culture at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. When returning to the U.S. in 2000, Alan and Eleanor became mission educators for Mennonite Mission Network. Alan served as an adjunct member of the AMBS faculty beginning in 1997 and was named associate professor in 2004. He retired from teaching in 2009 in order to devote more time to writing.

Alan is the author of several books, including The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom (Wipf &  Stock, 2007), The Origins of Christendom in the West (T. & T. Clark, 2001), and most recently, The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire (Baker, 2016). He has also written numerous and co-authored and co-edited several books with other scholars, including Becoming a Peace Church  (New Ground, 2000), with spouse, Eleanor Kreider.


Nine will receive the Master of Divinity degree. Two will receive the Master of Arts: Peace Studies. Three will receive the Master of Arts: Theological Studies, One will receive the Master of Arts in Christian Formation. Three will receive the Certificate in Theological Studies.