Lifelong Learning with the
Church Leadership Center

Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, Church Leadership CenterA message from the Dean of Lifelong Learning

Deepen your ministry, strengthen your skills and renew your vision with resources from the AMBS Church Leadership Center. Our highly qualified faculty guide theological reflection on ministry practice, provide wisdom on the “how-to’s” of ministry, and stir imagination for more effective spiritual leadership in a changing world. Whatever your ministry stage, lifelong learning resources from the Church Leadership Center can help you keep your ministry fresh, get connected to professors and colleagues, and remember why you do what you do.Jewel Gingerich Longenecker

Become a Member!
Sign up for our events one at a time or enjoy the benefits of being a member. When you, your congregation or conference/area church join the Church Leadership Center, you enter a network of current and emerging leaders, and regularly connect with others in the AMBS learning community and beyond. Special membership rates allow you to save substantially on individually priced events and programs, with the option to share benefits with others from your organization.

Who can join?
Individuals, Congregations, Conferences, Area Churches or Districts of any denomination who want to strengthen their skills, deepen their ministries and renew their vision for being part of God’s reconciling mission in the world. While many of our resources are designed for active church leaders, they are valuable for lay learners, as well. You don’t need to be ordained or in a ministry role to take advantage of this opportunity to learn!

Become a member of
the Church Leadership Center today!


Church Leadership Center events


Level 1 


Level 2


  • 1 Pastors Week registration 
  • Webinar registrations
  • 2 Leadership Clinic registrations (or 1 Leadership Clinic registration and 1 additional webinar registration)
  • 2 Short Course or Online Research Seminar registrations
  • Your choice of one of the following: 1 additional Pastors Week registration or 1 additional Short Course or Online Research Seminar registration
  • 1-year Vision Journal subscription

Level 3 $1,000/year*



*The membership period extends to June 30 of each year; unused benefits expire June 30. Membership benefits are not transferable between organizations. Join today!