Cross-cultural study

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary strives to prepare leaders who communicate respectfully and confidently in cross-cultural, interracial and interreligious contexts. Opportunities for learning with people in other contexts in the U.S. and around the world foster this kind of formation.

Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education

SCUPE is an interdenominational program in Chicago, Ill., that provides specialized urban theological studies. It equips seminarians with the theoretical information and practical experience necessary to make them effectives leaders in urban settings. Learn about SCUPE courses scheduled this year.

SEMILLA, the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary

Peace and Justice: Latin American Perspectives is a course, offered biennially during Interterm in Guatemala City, Guatemala. An AMBS professor accompanies the group of students and assists the SEMILLA professor with and helping students process the learnings after they return.


Through AMBS-Kansas Center, AMBS students can join students of Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., on an Interterm study tour to the land where Jesus lived. Patricia Shelly, Ph.D., a licensed tour guide and former worker in the area, is one of the hosts of this occasional course.

Other opportunities

Watch for announcements and listings of AMBS courses for additional opportunities to study in locations that stretch learning to include people of other cultures and contexts.