Graduate Certificates

Our Graduate Certificates provide a foundation in some theological and biblical study. When completing courses for these certificates, you’ll receive spiritual enrichment to help you integrate spiritual formation with theological knowledge so you can apply your faith to your work and ministry

While in these courses, you will practice spiritual growth, intercultural competence, and contextual analysis. In particular, you will receive basic theological training to enhance your participation in your congregation, profession or your own spiritual formation.

These Graduate Certificates will prepare you for a wide range of ministry opportunities by helping you incorporate the Anabaptist tradition in service of your current and future communities.

AMBS offers two Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (GCTS)

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (GCTS) provides professionals, congregational leaders, and bivocational pastors with a foundation in theological and biblical study.

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Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction (GCSD)

The Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction (GCSD) blends an interdisciplinary encounter with theological education with a significant experiential component

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Two students sit at a table on the campus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Ready to take the next step?

We’re excited to walk alongside you as you take each step on your journey. Together we can experience the transformative presence of God in the work of being leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.

Why seminary?

Students and faculty share why and how they discerned attending their AMBS program

“I really enjoyed taking courses with diverse students who came from different regions of the world.”

Mariah Omer (Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies), Addis Ababa, Kolfe Keranio, Ethiopia

Yes, you can afford seminary!

AMBS’s low base tuition rate

+ generous need-based financial aid
+ scholarships for full- or part-time student
+ church matching grants
= an affordable seminary degree

Looking for something else?

Try an upcoming graduate course

Want to explore seminary study? Take an upcoming graduate course! 

If you’re a non-admitted student, you can even get 50% off your first three credits at AMBS!*Exceptions apply

Try an online short course

Looking to expand your theological knowledge?

Take one of our six-week, discussion-based, online short courses.

(No papers. No grades.)

Request a visit from an AMBS instructor

Invite the faculty and staff of AMBS to come directly to you either in person or over video conference.