Mission Focus journal

Mission Focus is a global Anabaptist and Mennonite dialogue on key issues facing the church in mission.

It is published by the Mission Studies Center of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and is sponsored by a Partners Council with members representing AMBS, Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Mission Network.

  • Read more about plans for how this journal will help us "listen to global Anabaptists and critically reflect on our shared witness."

Call for papers: Missiology and Identity among Global Anabaptists and Mennonites

The October 2014 relaunch issue of Mission Focus will examine Anabaptist and Mennonite identities and missiologies from around the world. We invite you to explore with us how individuals and communities conceive of themselves as Anabaptist and/or Mennonite, and how these identities intersect with understandings and praxes of mission in their given contexts. Co-editors welcome submissions from a variety of genres including sermons, photo-essays, reflections, interviews, biographies, poems, and academic papers. Submission deadline: May 1, 2014. Address all correspondence to Mission Focus co-editor, Jamie Ross at [email protected]. For details, download the complete call for papers.


While print publications will continue, you may also expect digital content and distribution in 2014. Please email Jamie Ross or Jamie Pitts to be added to the Mission Focus mailing list.

Previous issues of Mission Focus: Annual Review

Mission Focus: Annual Review was published annually as a forum for sharing research, perspectives and discussion on issues facing Anabaptist/Mennonites in mission today. Also published by the AMBS Mission Studies Center, it was sponsored by the mission organizations of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada as well as Mennonite Central Committee.

Volume 20, published in 2012, was the last for which Walter Sawatsky, former director of the Mission Studies Center at AMBS, served as editor. In it he asks more than a dozen agencies to reflect on their thinking, praxis, structure and priorities over the last 25 years.


Editorial Committee

  • Malinda Berry, Web content co-director and development strategist
  • Steve Heinrichs, Book review co-editor
  • SaeJin Lee, Art director
  • Matthew Krabill, Marketing director
  • Gregory Rabus, Web content co-director
  • Isaac S. Villegas, Book review co-editor