AMBS News and Stories

The new book — Hardship, Resistance, Collaboration: Essays on Dutch Mennonites during World War II and Its Aftermath — tells stories of Dutch Mennonites' responses to German occupation in the 1940s.

Leaving silence

November 16, 2021

AMBS professor’s book reclaims the Bible as a source of hope and healing for survivors of sexualized violence.

Striking gold at Poustinia

November 10, 2021

Volunteer Coordinator Ed Kauffman makes an unexpected discovery.

Healing and restoring our broken connections to the land — as individuals and communities — was the focus of the fifth Rooted and Grounded Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship, held Oct. 14–16 at AMBS.

AMBS's number of degree/certificate-seeking graduate students rose from 92 to 116 , and graduate-level course enrollments are at their highest level in seven years.

Assistant Professor Susannah Larry, PhD, wrote Leaving Silence to help individuals and congregations explore and understand stories of sexualized violence in the Bible from a survivor-centered approach.

Remembering Wilbert Shenk

August 26, 2021

Wilbert Shenk, PhD, missiologist, author and educator, served as Director of the Mission Training Center and Associate Professor of Missions at AMBS from 1990 to 1995.

Ron Ringenberg, MBA, MS, VP for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, will retire in August 2021.

AMBS is offering eight distance-friendly courses as well as 14 in-person courses on campus in Semester One. Courses meeting in person will follow COVID-safe protocols.

The three-day conference — on the theme of “Land: Loss, Connection and Imagination” — will weave together worship, theology, biblical study and praxis.

In July, Safwat Marzouk, PhD, concluded his roles as Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Bible Department Chair at AMBS after 10 years of service

AMBS and the Institute of Mennonite Studies are proud to be a part of the relaunched Anabaptist Mennonite Scholars Network!

Join the AMBS Library and Bookstore team on Zoom on June 21–22 as we interview authors of recently published books: Juan Francisco Martínez, Jamie Pitts and Sara Wenger Shenk.

Deanna A. Risser, M.B.A., of Goshen, Indiana, will begin in her new role on Aug. 1, succeeding Ron Ringenberg, M.B.A., M.S., who will retire in August.

"Girls can do this, too" — Teaching Faculty member Rachel Miller Jacobs reflects on choosing to be her high school's first female soccer player in 1978.

On May 12, the Institute of Mennonite Studies and Dean’s Office hosted their 39th annual Book Celebration, recognizing publications from the 2020–21 academic year.

AMBS employees gathered on May 6 to recognize employment milestones for six faculty and staff members.

Students in the Christian Worship: Theory and Practice class created new rituals specific to this moment in the COVID-19 pandemic: eating indoors with people from other households for the first time since the pandemic began, and reopening a building shuttered since the beginning of the pandemic.

AMBS's May 1 commencement service honored 21 graduates. Around 60 people attended the service in person at AMBS; people on more than 100 devices around the world viewed the event via livestream.

AMBS's livestreamed 2021 commencement service will honor 21 candidates for graduation who are completing degrees and certificates. Cyneatha Millsaps (MDiv 2008) of Elkhart will bring the commencement address

AMBS was part of a Feb. 17 videoconference conversation among Mennonite-related organizations on addressing climate change and environmental degradation.

Planners of AMBS's first fully online Pastors and Leaders conference sought to give leaders an opportunity to “get away” and recharge after a year of living through COVID-19.

Worship materials for congregational use for the Sunday after Easter are now available online.

The fifth Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship will be held Oct. 14–16, 2021; proposals for papers and workshops are due April 30.

The AMBS learning community bid farewell to Barb Gamble in February and welcomed Steve Norton to an additional role.