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AMBS will offer both distance-friendly and campus courses during the coming semester (Jan. 10 – April 28, 2023).
Paul A. Keim, PhD, of Goshen, Indiana, began Sept. 6 as half-time Student Services Coordinator.
Mary Ann Weber, MA, Director of Enrollment; and Bob Yoder, DMin, CFRM, Director of Development; have joined the Administrative Cabinet.
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. All are invited and admission is free, with donations accepted for the Worship Arts Scholarship at AMBS.
The Fall 2022 issue of Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology is now available.
The annual award honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions in congregational ministry, teaching, mission or peace work, spiritual direction or other ministries.
AMBS is reporting growth in student numbers this fall, with a total enrollment of 157 students (145 in 2021).
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, nearly 50 people gathered in the AMBS library to celebrate the release of Resistance: Confronting Violence, Power, and Abuse within Peace Churches, edited by Cameron Altaras, PhD, and Carol Penner, PhD.
AMBS has received a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the CHANGE (Configuring Higher Education Administration for Next Generation Excellence) Initiative.
Together in Worship, an online collection of free worship resources from Anabaptist sources, announces the launch of a new resource about the use of visual art in worship.
AMBS has expanded its outdoor wireless internet signal to reach parking lots and other areas around the main buildings on its campus in Elkhart, Indiana.
AMBS is now accepting applications for a new Doctor of Ministry degree — the first of its kind.
Kajsa Herrstrom, MDiv, MSLIS, of Champaign, Illinois, began Aug. 22, 2022, as full-time Resource Access Librarian for AMBS.
Orion Blaha of Elkhart, Indiana, has joined the staff of AMBS as full-time Assistant Director of Maintenance, beginning Aug. 15, 2022.
AMBS honors with gratitude the life of Elizabeth (Liz) Wenger, a Goshen-based Mennonite artist who focused on needlepoint.
In June 2022, AMBS received full accreditation approval to offer a competency-based Doctor of Ministry in Leadership program.
On May 1, 2022, Henok T. Mekonin, MA, of Nazreth, Oromiya region, Ethiopia, joined AMBS’s staff as full-time Global Leadership Collaborative Specialist.
Daniel B. Grimes, MPA, Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment for AMBS will retire June 30, 2022.
Jeff Marshall, MDiv, Director of Maintenance and Campus Safety for AMBS is retiring July 31, 2022.
Brandon Board, MLIS, concluded his role as Information Services and Online Learning Librarian for AMBS in May 2022.
Lyle and Lois Janzen Preheim donated the sapling, which Lyle created by grafting a cutting from a daughter tree of the Chortitza Oak onto a bur oak sapling.
Meet the twenty-one graduates were honored during AMBS’s April 30 Commencement Service.
After a delay of two years due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Ethiopian students in AMBS’s Master of Arts: Theology and Global Anabaptism (MATGA) program are finally able to gather for the in-person portion of the curriculum in Ethiopia.
Much of Esther Muhagachi’s work comes from creating pathways designed to empower women and children on issues of gender-based violence.
A tree sapling with roots in Mennonite and Ukrainian history will find its home on the AMBS campus on June 3, 2022.
AMBS employees gathered on May 10 to recognize employment milestones for faculty members and staff.
For wisdom and insight to face today’s leadership challenges, César García, MA, invited participants at AMBS’s April 30 Commencement Service to look to the story of Moses and his call to serve in Exodus 4:1-17.
On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS) and Academic Dean’s Office honored AMBS faculty, staff and student publications from the 2021–22 academic year.
AMBS will offer hybrid, campus and blended graduate-level course options beginning in May and June.
The public is invited to attend AMBS’s 2022 Commencement Service on Saturday, April 30, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT, via livestream.
Barbara Peterson and her husband, Duane, decided in 2001 to establish a scholarship that would support students who are preparing to use visual arts in ministry or theological studies.
The AMBS campus community celebrated the release of A Field Guide to Christian Nonviolence on March 10. The book can be purchased through the AMBS Bookstore.
Disarmed: The Radical Life and Legacy of Michael “MJ” Sharp, Marshall V. King’s compelling new biography of Mennonite peacemaker MJ Sharp, was the focus of an author event hosted by the AMBS Library and Bookstore.
It’s been a rough two years for pastors and church leaders. Organizers of Pastors & Leaders | Deep Faith 2022, chose the theme “Formed in the Wilderness, Leading in Hope” to address these challenges.
Six participants from Mennonite Church USA congregations completed the Journey Missional Leadership Development Program in 2021.
The AMBS community held a ribbon cutting Feb. 16 to celebrate the completed remodeling of the seminary’s largest classroom into three smaller, flexible, partitioned classrooms.
Congregations and organizations are learning directly from AMBS faculty members on a topic of their choice through the Invite AMBS program — both in person and virtually.
Some years ago, I was riding with a group of people in the covered bed of a pickup in Venezuela. As the pickup pulled to a stop, I said to one of my traveling companions, “I wonder where we are?” — to which she replied, “I guess we are somewhere!”
The AMBS Board of Directors includes representatives from the seminary’s sponsoring denominations (Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada) and other constituencies. We recognize and thank our outgoing board members for contributing their time, experience and expertise.
At the Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS), the research and publishing wing of AMBS, we collaborate with Anabaptist scholars from across North America and around the world through our publishing partnerships.
Dee McOwen, Administrative Assistant to the Registrar and Education Database Manager for Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, retired at the end of December 2021, concluding nearly 20 years of service to the seminary.
A history project that has collected elders’ stories of Elkhart’s predominantly Black Benham West neighborhood and documented the process of the city’s eventual clearing of the neighborhood was the focus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day program.
The Board of Directors of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Elkhart, Indiana, has appointed Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, PhD, of Bluffton, Ohio, as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, beginning in July 2022.
Pastors & Leaders | Deep Faith 2022 Conference to explore “Formed in the Wilderness, Leading in Hope” at an upcoming conference which will begin at 7 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 21, and conclude at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 24.
A forthcoming documentary and book — What Happened at Benham West: African American Stories of Community, Displacement and Hopes in the City of Elkhart — will be the focus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day program. The public is invited to attend the online event, which will be livestreamed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at ambs.edu/mlkday.
Frederick J. Speckeen, PhD, of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, and Leonard Wiebe, MST, of Goshen, Indiana, are the 2021 recipients of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s (AMBS) Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition.
Sherri L. Martin-Carman, MDiv, a pastor and chaplain from Elmira, Ontario, died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at age 51. Martin-Carman attended AMBS from 1996 to 1998, graduating in 1998 with a Master of Divinity with a major in Theological Studies. Following her graduation, she served AMBS as a board member (1999–2005) and then…
By David C. Cramer ELKHART, Indiana (AMBS) — On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, the Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS) and the AMBS Bookstore hosted Dutch Mennonite missiologist Alle Hoekema, PhD, on a video call from the Netherlands to celebrate the release of Hoekema’s new IMS publication, Hardship, Resistance, Collaboration: Essays on Dutch Mennonites during World War II and Its Aftermath. The…
AMBS professor’s book reclaims the Bible as a source of hope and healing for survivors of sexualized violence This article originally appeared in the Oct. 29, 2021, issue of Anabaptist World and is reposted here with permission. Susannah Larry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, has written a new book, Leaving…
Volunteer Coordinator makes an unexpected discovery By Ed Kauffman | November 2021 “So, what exactly do you do in your role at AMBS?” That’s a question I often hear when I tell people that my wife, Gay, and I are the Volunteer Coordinators at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. We’re now in our fourth year in this…
By Jennifer Schrock of the Mennonite Creation Care Network ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Creation Care Network) — Healing and restoring our broken connections to the land — as individuals and communities — was the focus of the fifth Rooted and Grounded Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship, held Oct. 14–16, 2021, at…
ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, is reporting upward trends in several notable enrollment statistics this fall (September 2021): The number of degree- or certificate-seeking graduate students rose from 92 to 116 — an increase of 26 percent from 2020 and the highest number since 2010.Participation…
By Annette Brill Bergstresser and Karl Stutzman ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary— How is the Bible’s story our story after we experience trauma? Susannah Larry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, has written a new book to help individuals and congregations explore and understand stories of…
Reflections from Bethany Christian Schools’ first female soccer player, Rachel Miller Jacobs, Bethany class of 1979
Cyneatha Millsaps, M.Div., told the 21 candidates for graduation at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary‘s (AMBS) May 1, 2021, commencement service “not to take anything for granted in this challenging world — to assume nothing.”
Mennonite World Conference and AMBS enter partnership in “sharing of gifts” By John David Thacker, Annette Brill Bergstresser (AMBS) and Karla Braun (MWC) | September 2020 ELKHART, Indiana, and KITCHENER, Ontario (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite World Conference) — Mennonites around the globe yearn for Anabaptist theological education, identity formation and leadership development, but…
By Quinn Brenneke ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Nearly 175 community members, students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana. This year, AMBS’s biennial event centered on the theme, Repairing the Harm: A Community Conversation…
By Jennifer Schrock/Merry Lea This article was originally published by Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen (Indiana) College and is shared with permission. WOLF LAKE, Indiana (Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center) — Benjamin and Rianna Isaak-Krauss bring a unique perspective to the 2018 cohort of the Sustainability Leadership Semester (SLS): they are seminary students rather than undergraduates. The married couple…
By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) community is grieving the sudden loss of a beloved colleague, teacher, mentor and friend. Willard M. Swartley, Ph.D., professor emeritus of New Testament, died of natural causes at age 83 on Nov. 6, 2019, in Goshen, Indiana. He had…
New program is a response to the growing demand for fully online master’s degrees.
Leadership development program meets participants where they are By Marlys Weaver-Stoesz for AMBS ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Thousands of miles from their homeland, a group of about 30 South Sudanese women gathers on Tuesdays in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Meeting in each other’s homes, they pray for their war-torn country and its people,…