About AMBS

Rooted in the Word, Growing in Christ

At Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, we join in God’s shalom mission to renew and redeem the world.

Our work in Anabaptist theological education is rooted in the saving power of the life, death, resurrection and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ, the Word of God.

As a Mennonite seminary and emboldened by the Holy Spirit, we collaborate with a widening circle of global Anabaptists along with other kindred spirits from various denominations, cultures and social locations. As a biblical seminary, we engage the Scriptures from an Anabaptist perspective. 

We are committed to teach and learn (trans)formational and intercultural readings of the Scriptures to better understand the character of God revealed in Christ and how we are called to be the Body of Christ in the world today.

Our mission

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary 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

We cultivate the following core values as a learning community and commit to deliberate practices which shape a Christ-centered faith. The integration of these values guides our Christian formation in an Anabaptist perspective. 

  • 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 Christian church
  • Mission that integrates service, evangelism, and peacemaking

Learn more about our values

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. Amen.

Our affiliations

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is a bi-national seminary of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.

The life and witness of both denominations is guided by the 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. Both denominations are also national member churches of Mennonite World Conference, which adopted seven Shared Convictions in 2006.

AMBS is also one of the seminaries of the Mennonite Education Agency.

Our board of directors

The AMBS board comprises members representing Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. Meet our board of directors.

Our history

The history of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is the story of cooperation, as two Mennonite groups established ministry training programs and reached out to strengthen those programs by joining with others. Learn more about our history.

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