Academics

At Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, students engage deeply in the study of theology alongside a supportive community of scholars. Our degree programs build skills for spiritual growth, intercultural competence, contextual analysis and interpretation, leadership practice, and peacebuilding. 

Our courses and faculty are organized into three departments:

Catalog, course list and calendar

The AMBS Catalog contains more information about our academic departments and courses. You can also download our academic course list and calendar.

Bible (BIB) department

The Bible department works to orient students to scripture study by introducing them to the biblical languages, guiding them into the disciplines of Old and New Testament studies and biblical theology, and aiding them in the interpretation of scripture. 

History, Theology and Ethics (HTE) department

The History, Theology, and Ethics department engages students in understanding Anabaptist-Mennonite thought and practice, testing these perspectives with other Christian histories and traditions. Students develop the ability to address contemporary issues that impact the church and society using perspectives gained through historical, theological, and ethical studies.

Church and Ministry (CHM) department

The Church and Ministry curriculum integrates theological vision and reflection with ministerial skills and practices within the contexts of church, community, and culture. 

Concentrations and learning opportunities

Environmental Sustainability Leadership

Participate in a residential Sustainability Leadership Semester with Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center in Wolf Lake, Indiana. In addition to living on site, students take three courses exploring ways to empower sustainable communities, understanding integrated social and ecological systems, and developing leadership experience in sustainability.  

Peace studies courses

At AMBS, we engage peace-building from biblical, theological, historical, ethical, ecclesiological, cultural and pastoral perspectives. See what courses can help ground you in peace theology as well as strengthen your practical peace-building skills.

Academic partnerships

AMBS works in partnership with several schools to provide educational resources for its students: 

Witness Colloquium

Witness Colloquium is an open forum hosted by AMBS, which explores faith in the public sphere, in an Anabaptist perspective. Learn more about Witness Colloquium

Internships

Internships and practicum experiences place students in counseling centers, college or high school classrooms, grassroots development organizations, social service agencies and sometimes the county jail – in addition to congregations. Learn more about where you could serve.

Trail of Death / Decolonization and Discipleship course

This course explores the spiritual, ecological, and socio-political dimensions of decolonization as a process of inner and outer transformation. Students learn about the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism under the Doctrine of [Christian] Discovery in what is now the U.S. and will consider reparative responses in light of Jesus’ call to Jubilee justice. Learn more about the Trail of Death course.

Learning tours

Periodically, AMBS teaching faculty offer learning tours. Learn more

Academic policies and statements

As an academic institution, AMBS holds a number of policies, procedures and statements which guide our live together. View our academic policies and statements.

The Registrar’s Office

For other inquiries, contact:

Scott Janzen, MDiv
Assistant Dean and Registrar, Director of Retention, and PDSO for international student visas

Tel: (574) 296-6213 
Send email

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