AMBS focuses on the knowledge and skills required to lead in interculturally complex ministry settings outside and within the church.
Incoming students take the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI) and use this information over the course of their studies to deepen their capacities for intercultural relationships.
Activities during the introductory Leadership Education in Anabaptist Perspective (LEAP) course and the MA Symposium integrate contextual and cultural understandings within a biblical and theological framework of understanding.
In face-to-face or online courses, students and professors follow the conversation covenant that makes for respectful, forthright, and discerning discussion. Several professors utilize the wisdom of circle process during their class sessions.