Journey: A Missional Leadership Development Program

For North American participants

Cultivate your spiritual formation. Nurture your leadership abilities. Deepen your theological perspectives.

The two-and-a-half to three-year Journey program is designed for pastors, those exploring a call to ministry, church planters, and other congregational lay leaders.

Through out the program, learners will find a rhythm of group and individual learning that includes a combination of online study, bi-weekly meetings with a mentor and face-to-face gatherings.

The curriculum of the Journey program will help you name and develop strengths in six areas: spiritual disciplines, theological and biblical studies, character development, mentoring and community, gift development and leadership skills.

Explore your call

Where are you going next on your journey? Are you paying attention to what the Spirit is saying to you and calling you to do for the next stage of your life? We invite you to consider this question. 

Recently, Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, AMBS Dean of Lifelong Learning, joined Ohio Conference podcast hosts Corben Weaver Boshart and Ramon Lianez to talk about her faith journey and the many ways people can pursue theological education through AMBS, especially the seminary’s Journey program. Listen to the podcast.

Next steps

Ready to begin your application?

Begin your Journey!

2021-2022 Dates

Dec. 14, 2021 Early application deadline for Winter 2022 (save $100)

Jan. 4, 2022 Final application deadline for Winter 2022

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 28-30, 2022 Weekend Learning Event at AMBS, Elkhart, IN

Feb. 8, 2022 Online Session I ends

Feb. 16, 2022 Online Session II begins

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected] or call (574) 296-6269.

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