AMBS Window

Current issue: Summer 2021

This issue provides reflections and updates from our 2021 graduates as well as a summary of Cyneatha Millsaps' commencement speech. It also includes updates on faculty transitions and a selection of upcoming offerings.

About AMBS Window

AMBS Window is published two times a year (beginning with the Winter 2020 issue). It is sent to alumni and friends of AMBS and is printed in Canadian Mennonite and Anabaptist World. Read full issues online or contact the Advancement Team to request print copies.

Recent back issues

►AMBS Window Spring 2021
In this issue, we cover three new programs launched by AMBS’s Church Leadership Center to support active and emerging leaders. Also, read about monthly video conversations between alumni and faculty; enrollment and development updates; and worship materials created for the Sunday after Easter.

►AMBS Window Fall 2020 
In this issue, we cover our August 2020 commencement service and celebrate our 2020 graduating class! Also, read about AMBS's new partnership with Mennonite World Conference, and get to know new Teaching Faculty members Susannah Larry and Leah Thomas.

►AMBS Window Winter 2020 
See how AMBS is meeting the church’s changing needs with our MA: Theology and Global Anabaptism and Church Leadership Center programs like Ministry Integrity Circles, Transition to Leadership and Invite AMBS. Also, learn about new alumni benefits, AMBS's 10-year reaccreditation, and more!

►AMBS Window Summer 2019
Celebrates this year’s graduates! Read a closing word from President Sara Wenger Shenk, Ed.D., upon her retirement. Also, get a recap of Meghan Larissa Good’s commencement speech, updates on what is in store for each graduate, and faculty and staff transitions.

► AMBS Window Spring 2019
Discover some of the ways AMBS meets learners wherever they are, including, Journey: A Missional Leadership Development Program, Master of Divinity Connect, the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies and Anabaptist Witness. Also featured: 2019 Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipients.

► AMBS Window Fall 2018
Love of neighbors is expressed in many ways at AMBS. It shows through the work of students like Benjamin and Rianna Isaak-Krauss with the Poor People's Campaign; through creation care efforts on our campus; and through professors who teach with a focus on God’s peace and reconciliation.

► AMBS Window Summer 2018
Celebrate our newest graduating class. Read a recap of Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipient Palmer Becker's address on fulfilling "the other half" of Jesus' mandate. See what's next for the 21 graduates.

► AMBS Window Spring 2018
Explore faith formation in our learning community. Four graduating students in the Master of Arts in Christian Formation program describe their final projects. AMBS professor Andy Brubacher Kaethler reflects on forming confident Christian leaders. Also, read the new AMBS Alumni News section.

► AMBS Window Fall 2017
This issue explores how AMBS engages the global church, from being a learning community that welcomes international students to protessors integrating diverse voices into their teaching.

► AMBS Window Summer 2017
This issue covers our commencement weekend celebration, including a recap of Mary H. Schertz's address to the graduaing class, a list of next steps for the new alumni and a list of recipients of our academic awards.

► AMBS Window Spring 2017
What does it look like to work at building intercultural competence and undoing racism? The spring 2017 issue of AMBS Window provides examples from our learning community., including the structural, educational and relational change coordinated by our Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism team.

► AMBS Window Summer 2016
Another commencement season honored 18 graduates as they transitioned from the seminary community into a variety of new roles in the church and beyond. Get a recap of the celebration as well as a reflection from president Sara Wenger Shenk on how lives are changed at AMBS. The issue also gives insight into how we nurture the whole Christian learner and highlights our scholarship awards for incoming leaders.

► AMBS Window Spring 2016
35 participants joined AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk and assistant professor of Old Testament Safwat Marzouk on a tour of historic, religious, and contemporary sites in Egypt. In this issue, they and other trip participants reflect on the social, cultural and theological aspects of the encounter.