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




Spiritual Guidance Seminar

Learn how to accompany people on their spiritual journeys and guide them to deeper faith in God through our supervised program for pastors and leaders. This seminar meets five times over an eight-month period. 


Connect with others around the globe for live, 90-minute, online webinars presented by faith leaders speaking on relevant issues.

Anabaptist Short Courses

Bible Short Courses

Continue your lifelong learning through affordable, online or face-to-face non-credit 4 to 6 week courses on topics related to ministry and theological exploration. Some courses are offered in Spanish.