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, take a look below to see what topics AMBS faculty and staff speakers are highly trained to provide.

Have you or your church always wanted to hear a specific professor speak at your church? Is there a certain topic your church or conference is looking to address? This is the place to start the process of inviting AMBS staff and faculty 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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Possible topics

The Vision of Healing and Hope rings hollow if we too quickly jump to asking how can God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world and think of some programmatic form of witness. It particularly rings hollow when there are unacknowledged and unspoken wounds within the body of Christ.

This teaching event focuses on how congregations can indeed become communities of healing and hope through welcoming the stories of survivors, truth-telling and commitment to healing the wounds within the body.

Find out more about presenter David B. Miller:

The overarching context that stands behind the books of the New Testament is the Roman Empire and its claim of having established Pax Romana (the epoch of Roman Peace). This imperial claim demanded the total allegiance of its subjects. The Church’s testimony that ‘Jesus is Lord’ was viewed as a challenge to the imperial claim to Caesar’s lordship.

The book of Ephesians both decodes the claims of the empire and challenges the early Christian community to order their corporate life and hope according to a different understanding of: power (the resurrection), the path to peace (the destruction of hostility), and the church as a reconciled community whose life is a witness to the powers of “the manifold wisdom of God.”

Ephesians is a vital word to the Christian church in the 21st century as it seeks to overcome habits formed by (often-unwitting) collusion with and acquiescence to imperial power.

Find out more about presenter David B. Miller:

Shalom is a fitting description of God’s gift and intent in creation. The human calling in this was to be one of stewardship that cooperates with this gift and purpose and prevents the return to chaos.

This series is about re-claiming the Bible’s grand narrative of the mission of God. It provides congregations a biblical framework and foundation for missional transformation and hope.

Find out more about presenter David B. Miller:


The Healthy Boundaries curriculum and trainings developed by FaithTrust Institute ( were created to ensure that all faith and spiritual communities have resources to actively engage in this essential prevention training.

Healthy Boundaries training has several goals: to increase awareness of the need for healthy boundaries in the clergy-congregant relationship; to provide clergy and lay leaders with guidelines for appropriate boundaries and self-care; to illustrate strategies to sustain a safe, healthy church; and to define boundaries and why they are important.

Find out more about presenter David B. Miller:


What if we viewed leadership as akin to improvisational performance? What would it require of us? What might we come to see anew in the traditions that have been handed on to us? Might we experience them as living traditions – expressions of a Word that is continually yearning and causing us to yearn to see "all things made new?"

This series is based on a three part model for forming improvisational leaders: forming a deep memory, being alert to the challenges of the present moment, and committing to courageous engagement in experimental embodiment of the tradition in new contexts.

Find out more about presenter David B. Miller:

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis is available to support inclusion and anti-oppression efforts of faith-based, nonprofit and grassroots organizations; businesses and individuals. She provides a distinct focus on institutional change through a blend of strategic planning, long- and short-term coaching lectures and workshops and other integrated services.

Reading the Bible with Jesus is a workshop where Bryan Moyer Suderman will lead your group in exploring one Gospel together through study, prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit. This could be one weekend or a series of two or more weekends.

Available speakers

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, MA, is the Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator at AMBS and a member of the marketing and communications department.

 Safwat MarzoukSafwat Marzouk, PhD, is the Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at AMBS.

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

Jamie PittsJamie Pitts, PhD, is the Associate Professor of Anabaptist Studies at AMBS. He also serves as the director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies and the editor for the journal Anabaptist Witness.

Bryan Moyer SudermanBryan Moyer Suderman is a Teaching Associate of the AMBS Church Leadership Center and the Advancement Associate for Canada for AMBS.

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