For pastors and leaders

Pastors and leaders

Welcome to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Explore what AMBS has for you with this guide to our workshops, seminars, webinars and publications. These resources are designed especially for people in ministry, so AMBS can be your source for life-long learning and nurture.

If you already have a ministry degree, here is where you can meet other pastors and continue to learn from professors. If you have been called to ministry without specific preparation, AMBS offers ministry training at different levels. If you are looking for resources for others in your congregation or organization, we have that, too. We encourage you to make use of all AMBS offers and to invite others to do the same.

Leadership Clinics

Five Leadership Clinics will be offered the day before Pastors Week, January 25, 2016:

  • Journey of Discovery: Bible Study with the Mind and Heart
  • Maybe Noah Had it Right: Disaster Preparedness as a Ministry Essential
  • Ecclesia as Apostolic Movement: A Look at Innovative Church Planting Practices;
  • Trauma Healing and Ministry: Companions for the Journey
  • Gathering for New Pastors

Pastors Week 2016

Join presenters Jewel Gingerich Longenecker and Bryan Moyer Suderman for The Bible Says What? Discovering Scripture Anew in Jesus' Company, January 26-29, 2016.

Discover how Jesus read and interpreted Scripture as he preached, taught and healed the people of his day. Dig deep into one Gospel—the book of Mark—through study, prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit. Gain tools for reading and interpreting Scripture like Jesus, in light of the world we live in today.

Bible Short Courses

Bible short courses provide a way for people seeking to deepen their faith and spiritual understanding to engage the Biblical text. Participants explore Scripture with the help of biblical scholars and a community of learners seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our goal is that by digging into scripture together participants will learn to know and love more deeply the Story of God's love, revealed in Jesus Christ, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, and given to us in the pages of the Bible.