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
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.
AMBS works in partnership with several schools to provide educational resources for its students:
- Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham School of Religion
- Conrad Grebel University College
- Eastern Mennonite Seminary
- Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
- Goshen (Indiana) College
- Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
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 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.
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.