Our learning community

At Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, our vibrant (fun!) community studies diligently, listens carefully, thinks seriously and lives fully into dynamic partnership with God as witnesses to God’s work to renew and redeem the world. 

Our learning community is home each year to nearly 200 people who worship and study together. Students find mentors among their professors, each of whom holds or pursues a doctoral degree. Faculty members travel around North America and the globe learning from and with other faith communities and bringing these experiences into classroom discussions.

Integrate academic challenges with spiritual nurture

We nurture the whole Christian learner, providing excellent academics, practice-based learning and deep spiritual formation.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we grow as leaders prepared to respond to needs in the world today and tomorrow from a firm grounding in Anabaptist theology. We are attuned to global perspectives and contexts.

As leaders we’re prepared to:

  • share the peace of Jesus Christ
  • witness to the reconciling power of the Spirit
  • restore our degraded environment
  • resolve conflicts
  • welcome displaced immigrants
  • nurture relationships of integrity
  • form communities of shalom

At AMBS, you will find this learning community a place to both discover, and witness to, God’s reconciling mission in the world.

Find academic support

The AMBS library holds one of the largest collections of Mennonite and Anabaptist-related materials for ministry in the world. Access to electronic resources, alongside a large library network, make a rich array of learning and discovery possible.

AMBS’s Institute of Mennonite Studies and Church Leadership Center provide even more opportunities to learn from and with a wider spectrum of people and resources.

Find spiritual support

At Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, nurturing our relationship with God is as important as challenging our minds. Resources are varied, so each person has opportunities to discover God in new ways and to strengthen familiar practices of faith. Learn more about spiritual life at AMBS

Publishing and research at AMBS

At AMBS, our faculty, staff, and students are committed to producing scholarship that not only furthers discussions within academia but also edifies the church and advances God’s reconciling mission in the world.

In addition to regular faculty publications, AMBS publishes two semi-annual journals, Anabaptist Witness and Vision: A Journal of Church and Theology, in partnership with other Mennonite institutions.

Founded in 1958, the Institute of Mennonite Studies at AMBS is one of North America’s longest-running seminary-based publishers. The institute oversees the publication of five book series and produced the widely used Anabaptist prayer book and free app Take Our Moments

Diversity at AMBS

It is our vision to make theological education accessible to diverse Christians to reflect more fully God’s purposes of justice and reconciliation. Learn about diversity at AMBS

Creation care at AMBS

At AMBS, we care for creation as part of being disciples of Jesus Christ and as an essential facet of our commitment to peace and justice. See all the ways this is evident at AMBS

Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism

AMBS appoints an ICUR coordinator and team to lead our learning community in intercultural competence and resisting racism. This work is lived out using an intersectionality framework and is both interpersonal and systemic in nature. Learn more about the ICUR team

AMBS Response to Victims of Yoder Abuse

AMBS has a deep historical connection to John Howard Yoder’s legacy, and seminary faculty hold to shared agreements that guide how AMBS faculty teach, critique, interpret and use Yoder’s work with integrity, recognizing the significance of his theological work and the wrongfulness of his actions. Read more about AMBS’s response to victims of Yoder abuse

Disability and Accommodations Policy

AMBS aims to provide equal access to all programs, through reasonable accommodations for all qualified students with visible and invisible disabilities. The Disability and Accommodations Policy (PDF) at AMBS provides a framework for ensuring access and participation by those who experience barriers related to disability.

What else makes AMBS unique?