Publishing and Research at AMBS

Mary Schertz, IMS directorA message from the director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary takes to heart the church’s need for thoughtful reflection on its practices and contemporary challenges. We take to heart the church’s need for Bible commentary and other Christian formation materials that help us grow toward God in faithful maturity. Our faculty, students, and staff produce a rich collection of books, articles, reviews, two journals, newsletters, hymns, poems, internet commentary, letters, and opinions each and every year.

These labors are labors of love: love for God, the church, the Bible, each other, the aged who are passing too quickly from our midst, the children who are tomorrow’s hope, the rest of us in between muddling through this wondrous thing called life. All of this makes AMBS source for wide-ranging resources for the church. Find here what fits the way you contribute to your congregation, the way you seek to grow in your love for God. — Mary H. Schertz

Subscribe to Vision journal

Visit the Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology website to subscribe or to order previous issues. The journal is published twice annually in the spring and fall.

Anabaptist Witness to release first issue in October

Anabaptist Witness, formerly Mission Focus, will release its first issue in October, edited by Jamie Ross and Jamie Pitts. Read more about the new form for this journal.

New: History of the American Society of Missiology, 1973–2013

History of the American Society of Missiology, 1973?2013 This latest release by Wilbert Shenk "marks the fortieth anniversary of the most missiologically influential academic organization in America. Mission historians will be grateful for Wilbert Shenk’s careful updating and expansion of earlier ASM histories." — Jonathan J. Bonk, Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Mission Consultant, Overseas Ministries Study Center

Recent release: A History of Mennonite Youth Ministry

A History of Mennonite Youth Ministry 1885-2005 A History of Mennonite Youth Ministry, 1885–2005 gives attention to efforts to nurture faith in young people of a particular faith group, Mennonites in North America. Sometimes those efforts were led by a denomination or its agencies and sometimes by a grassroots contingent of faithful people within the church, or by people clamoring for a voice

Anabaptist Prayer Book

The distinctive Anabaptist flavor of this collection of daily prayers is evident in the predominance of Jesus' voice, the space for communal reflection on scripture, and the specific choices of Bible readings. We offer these services in the hope that you will find in them a way of prayer through which the voice of Jesus will pervade your whole day. Published by Institute of Mennonite Studies