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. And you can achieve all of this in the midst of busy ministry assignments.

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.

It might be a webinar, a daylong workshop, or a three-day conference. It might be an online Anabaptist short course or a ten-day seminar extending over the year. It might be volunteering at AMBS, one day a week or for several weeks at a time, or just occasionally. Whatever step you decide to take next, we can enhance your ministry journey. — Jewel Gingerich Longenecker

Church Leadership Center events




Pastors Week 2016

January 25-28

The Bible Says What? Discovering Scripture Anew in Jesus' Company is the theme of Pastor's Week. Come discover how Jesus read and interpreted Scripture as he preached, taught and healed the people of his day. Dig deep into one Gospel—the book of Mark—through study, prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit. Plenary speakers include Jewel Gingerich Longenecker and Bryan Moyer Suderman
Register online.

Leadership Clinics

Join us for a daylong Leadership Clinic on Monday, January 25. Choose from:

  • Bible Study with Mind and Heart
  • Disaster Preparedness as a Ministry Essential
  • A Look at Innovative Church Planting Practices
  • Trauma Healing and Ministry
  • Gathering for new Pastors (begins Sunday evening) 
    Register online.

Anabaptist Short Courses

Anabaptist Short Courses provide a way for new Anabaptists and people seeking to deepen their ministry in the way of Jesus to engage Anabaptist history, thought and witness. Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. Readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, assuming critical thinking skills and some previous academic study. No credit will be awarded. Register online.