Sara Wenger Shenk, AMBS President

Rooted in the Word, Growing in Christ

A message from the AMBS President

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary forthrightly embraces Jesus call to “follow me” by educating leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world. Emboldened by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to a vision for God’s shalom, holding together in a Christ-centered whole what is often pulled apart in our increasingly polarized world.

As a Mennonite seminary, we gladly collaborate with a widening circle of new and global Anabaptists as well as other kindred spirits from diverse denominations, cultures and social locations.

As a learning community, we invite followers of Jesus Christ to practice with us as we: worship God in community every day; immerse ourselves in the Bible; recover theology as the work of the people; serve as leaders with a mission to share the peace of Jesus Christ; witness to the reconciling power of the Spirit; nurture relationships of integrity; and form communities of shalom. — Sara Wenger Shenk,  AMBS president

Our mission

AMBS serves the church as a learning community with an Anabaptist vision, educating followers of Jesus Christ to be leaders for God's reconciling mission in the world.

Our vision

AMBS will become an Anabaptist learning community that makes theological education accessible to and welcoming of Christians of increasingly diverse traditions, ethnicities and races to reflect more fully God’s purposes of unity and justice.

Our values

  • Disciplined study of Scripture, theology and ministry
  • Practices of worship, community and Christian discipleship
  • Effective and visionary leadership for the church
  • Anabaptist theology in conversation with the wider church
  • Mission that integrates service, evangelism and peacemaking

Our prayer

Trustworthy God,
you have called AMBS into being, sustained us through the years, and prepared a future for us.

By your Spirit’s transforming power reshape us as a learning community welcoming Christians of all tribes, tongues, people and nations to engage in Anabaptist theological education, so that we may more fully reflect your purpose to reconcile all things in Christ.

Practicing Reconciliation

The Practicing Reconcilation blog is a space to post hard questions and test possibilities for creating a storm-worthy moral canopy in these anxious, precarious and violently polarized times.There, AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk and occasional guests prod us to move beyond polarized thinking toward wholeness and abundant life in Christ, our peace.