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




The Circle Blog

The CircleThe latest post on the Church Leadership Center blog, The Circle, comes from Dr. Daniel Schrock, sessional faculty for AMBS and pastor of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Indiana. Dan writes, "Desire is the Christian's fuel. Desire fires the relationship between God and humanity." Read more in To Hunger and Thirst, But Not for Crocodile.

Pastors Week 2015


And the Winner is…

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Thank you to all who completed the Pastors Week evaluation survey. Everyone who submitted an evaluation by midnight, February 4, was eligible to participate in a drawing for a free registration to Pastors Week 2016. You can still complete the evaluation online.  We value your feedback.

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.