Hearts on Fire

"Did we not feel our hearts on fire as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us? — Luke 24:32

The goal of the Hearts on Fire campaign, started in 2015, was an ambitious $10 million. Our results (estimated through June 30) are $7,550,000 in Legacy Gifts plus $2,108,319 in Scholarships and Specific Endowments, totaling $9,658,319 for the overall campaign!

Our hearts are on fire because of generous donors. We invite you to invest in leaders who are “rooted in the word, growing in Christ” for local and global Anabaptist faith communities. Please consider giving online or by phone at 574.295.3726 to take us over the top.

Luke 24:32 is taken from the New English Bible, Oxford University Press

“Bright thanks to all of you who choose to join us as we heed Jesus’ command to ‛let your light shine before others.’” —   Sara Wenger Shenk, AMBS president


“AMBS has always been an important place for us . . . We continue to believe in the mission of the seminary.” — Doug and Wanda Roth Amstutz, Kitchener, Ont.

Paula Killough, interim director of development

Your support makes a difference

A word from the Interim Director of Development

God invites us to give from our abundance. As theologian Henri Nouwen shared, “The more we touch the intimate love of God which creates, sustains and guides us, the more we recognize the multitude of fruits that come forth from that love.”

May we all be filled with God’s love and be inspired to invest in the fruitful development of future leaders of God’s mission.

Paula Killough

AMBS has established President’s Giving Circles to encourage commitments of intention to contribute annually at a certain level of support. We invite you to join a circle!

Your commitment to a particular level of giving helps our learning community plan the best ways to use your gift to support teaching and learning. You also benefit, knowing you are supporting a generation of leaders as they prepare for ministry. Learn more

The AMBS development team helps people from across the church discern how they can faithfully support leaders who are Rooted in the Word, Growing and in Christ.

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