Welcome to the Church Leadership Center

Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, Dean of Lifelong Learning

A message from the Dean of Lifelong Learning

Are you a person of faith in some kind of leadership role? Do you ever wish for opportunities to reflect personally, spiritually and theologically on leadership?

Through our programs for personal enrichment and leadership development, people with or without formal theological education have many opportunities to deepen their roots in scripture and gain greater understanding of what an Anabaptist lens offers for today's leadership challenges. 

Whether you are a leader inside or outside the church, we invite you to join friends from around the globe who share your passion for biblically grounded, wise leadership practices. Choose from among our many high quality online and campus-based learning options to strengthen this stage of your leadership journey. 

 — Jewel Gingerich Longenecker


Spiritual Guidance Seminar
Start: Sep 6, 2018 8:30 AM End: Apr 25, 2019 Multi-Day Event
Journey Weekend Learning Event
Start: Sep 7, 2018 End: Sep 10, 2018 Multi-Day Event
SEP 12
Anabaptist Short Course: Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology
Start: Sep 12, 2018 End: Oct 23, 2018 Multi-Day Event
SEP 12
Journey: A Missional Leadership Development Program
Start: Sep 12, 2018 End: Feb 12, 2019 Multi-Day Event
Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar: Spiritual Journey and Contexts
Start: Oct 1, 2018 9:00 AM End: Apr 30, 2019 Multi-Day Event

JOIN US! Become a member

When you, your congregation or conference/area church join the Church Leadership Center, you enter a network of current and emerging leaders, and regularly connect with others in the AMBS learning community and beyond.

Special membership rates allow you to save substantially on individually priced events and programs, with the option to share benefits with others from your organization.

The membership period runs until June 30 each year and unused benefits expire on that day. Find out more and become a member today!


Become a member today! Membership period runs until June 30 each year.

Sarah Schlegel


  • Pastors and Leaders registration 
  • 4 Webinar registrations or webinar recordings
  • Leadership Clinic or on campus workshop registrations (or 1 Leadership Clinic or workshop registration and 1 additional webinar registration)
  • Short Course or Research for Ministry Seminar registrations
  • Your choice of one of the following: 1 additional Pastors Week registration or 1 additional Short Course or Online Research Seminar registration
  • 1-year Vision Journal subscription

Become a member today! Membership period runs until June 30 each year.


Become a member today! Membership period runs until June 30 each year.

David Miller, Associate Professor of Missional Leadership Development