Pastors and Leaders 2021 Resources

Recommend a future student

Personal recommendations are one of the most important factors in a student’s decision to attend AMBS! Whom can you recommend to begin seminary studies at AMBS?

Get a $50 gift certificate to the AMBS Bookstore for your recommendation!
Special to Pastors and Leaders participants: Recommend a student by March 15 to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the AMBS Bookstore. Additionally, if a person you recommend completes an AMBS Admissions Application by June 30, you'll automatically receive a $50 gift certificate to the AMBS Bookstore!

Have questions? Email Mary Ann Weber, Admissions Counselor and Student Services Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 574-296-6207. Thank you!

Academic programs

Our programs integrate academics, spiritual formation and practice. Join us — whether in person or at a distance — and deepen your understanding of Scripture, faith and Anabaptist theology!

Study at a distance

Study on campus

Take an Intensive Term course!

  • Courses beginning in May:
    • Christian Leadership in the 21st Century
    • Ethics and Care: Living and Dying with Purpose
    • Practicing and Embodying Nonviolence (open to auditors)
    • Psalms
    • The Spirit World and the Global Church (open to auditors)
  • June course: Decolonization and Discipleship (open to auditors)
  • Nonadmitted students get 50 percent off their first course for credit!

Scholarships and financial aid

AMBS offers generous need-based financial aid and scholarships to help make your education affordable. Scholarships are available for students learning both on campus and at a distance. Learn more about our merit-based and ministry scholarships as well as those for voluntary service and !Explore alumni!

Experience AMBS!

During this time of pandemic, let AMBS Admissions Team members connect you with students, faculty and staff who can share their perspectives on what AMBS has to offer. 

MDiv Connect: Support your pastor!

Your congregation can help make a seminary education possible for your pastor or lay leader. A congregation that budgets to provide $3,733 per year for six years — half the cost of tuition for the Master of Divinity Connect program — would likely cover most of the cost for a student who has need.

Lifelong Learning

Journey: A Missional Leadership Development Program

Nurture your leadership abilities. Deepen your theological perspectives. Tend to your spiritual formation. This nondegree program offers mentor-mentee partnerships, distance learning opportunities and community support.

Invite AMBS!

Interested in trauma-informed caregiving? Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism consultations? Workshops on leadership for God’s reconciling mission in today’s world? Engage these offerings and more with Invite AMBS, which provides unique opportunities to have AMBS faculty and staff interact with you via videoconference. Schedule one of our currently available speakers or ask for another faculty member to share with you!

!Explore: A Theological Program for High School Youth

Students in grades 10–12 can explore ministry and theology, grow in spiritual practices and listen for God’s call through a summer congregational internship and a Group Experience (at AMBS in 2021 and Mennonite World Conference in 2022). Participants can participate in both and receive a $1,000 stipend each year. Tap a shoulder!