Invite AMBS

Invite AMBS is a unique opportunity to invite the faculty and staff of AMBS to come directly to you.

If your church or organization is looking to address a certain topic, or if you want to hear from a specific speaker, take a look below to see what topics AMBS faculty and staff speakers are highly trained to provide.

This is the place to start the process of inviting AMBS faculty and staff directly to your gathering. Call, email or fill out the short information form to hear more about costs involved and to discuss possible dates.

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Available speakers

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, MA, is the Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator at AMBS. Schedule Nekeisha


Possible Topics:

  • Learning sessions
  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Individual and leadership coaching
  • Constructive review
  • Intercultural Development Inventory assessment and development (IDI)

Malinda E. Berry, PhD, is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at AMBS. Schedule Malinda


Possible Topics:

  • Peace Theology & Ethics
  • Constructive Theology
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Peace Theology & Group Process
  • Environmental Concerns in Theological Perspective
  • Theology & the Arts
  • Confessional Bible Study
  • Feminist & Womanist Theologies
  • Anabaptist/Mennonite Theology

Susannah Larry, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at AMBS. Schedule Susannah


Possible Topics:

  • Women in the Bible
  • Sexualized Violence in the Bible
  • Trauma-Informed Bible Study
  • Lament in the Bible
  • Violence and Peacemaking in the Bible

David B. Miller, DMin, is a Teaching Associate of the AMBS Church Leadership Center. Schedule David


Possible Topics:

  • Improvisational Leadership: Formation and Practice
  • Doxology Against Empire: Living By and Making Known the Manifold Wisdom of God
  • God’s Shalom & the Church’s Witness
  • Becoming a Community of Healing & Hope: Speaking the Truth, Healing the Wounds, Anticipating a New Day
  • Healthy Boundaries Training
  • Confessional Bible Study

Jamie Pitts, PhD, is the Associate Professor of Anabaptist Studies at AMBS, the director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies and the editor for the journal Anabaptist Witness. Schedule Jamie


Possible Topics:

  • Anabaptist History and Theology
  • Anabaptism today
  • The global church
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Baptism
  • Mission

Drew Strait, PhD, is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at AMBS. Schedule Drew


Possible Topics:

  • Christian Nationalism and Political Idolatry
  • Reading the Bible as a Literature of Resistance
  • Peacemaking in Early Christianity
  • Mission
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke-Acts
  • Paul
  • Revelation
  • Imperial Rome and the Jesus Movement
  • Biblical Foundation of Peace and Justice
  • Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture

Leah Thomas

Leah R. Thomas, PhD, is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Contextual Education at AMBS. Schedule Leah


Possible Topics:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Anti-racist and intercultural pastoral care
  • Trauma and trauma-informed caregiving
  • Somatic practices for addressing trauma
  • Embodiment in Christian spiritual practices and pastoral care

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