Jewel Gingerich Longenecker

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Jewel Gingerich Longenecker leads the AMBS Church Leadership Center, which offers non-degree programs for church leaders. In her role, she collaborates with AMBS faculty, denominational leaders, district conference staff and congregational leaders, to help provide a rich array of resources for leadership development. Her recent PhD studies focused on the importance of deep, careful study of Scripture in congregations, led by well-prepared teachers (see a summary of work from her dissertation. Before coming to AMBS as associate dean in 2001, Jewel was a conference youth minister, high school campus pastor, and teacher.


BA, Eastern Mennonite University, 1988; MATS, AMBS, 1992; PhD, Andrews University, 2014


Resources on teaching the Bible in the congregation. Vision: A Journal for Church & Theology, 2010, 11(2), 45-51.;Engaging pastors: Papers and reflections from the Summative Conference. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2010. Editor