Past Pastors & Leaders Events

AMBS Pastors & Leaders is an annual gathering of pastors and those who hold leadership roles in local congregations, chaplaincy contexts, regional churches, denominational settings, not-for-profits and community organizations.

We meet together to connect, worship, learn, and be inspired for our ministries. Our gatherings reflect AMBS’s Anabaptist orientation but are open to people from any denomination or no denomination. 

This page includes information about our past events.


Pastors & Leaders 2021: Thriving Together

Hosted: Monday, March 1 – Thursday, March 4, 2021

Sometimes it seems like all the energy you planned to use for ministry and mission is being expended just surviving week to week. It’s exhausting.

So how can congregations and their leaders thrive in this time of unprecedented disruption? Who do we turn to for help? After all, who actually knows how to lead well in a time of pandemic, racial reckoning, climate crisis and political upheaval? For this event, we invited creative, seasoned leaders to offer their best insights into what congregations need to thrive in today’s world.

Video recordings of the plenary sessions can be found below.

Recorded components include:


Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture: A joint conference of Pastors & Leaders 2020 and Deep Faith

Hosted: Monday, March 2 – Thursday, March 5, 2020

How do we recognize the gospel in our digitally saturated culture? Join other pastors, lay leaders, formation leaders, youth leaders, parents, and educators as we attend to faith formation in the congregation and community. This conference featured Karen-Marie Yust, M.Div., Th.D., author of Real Kids, Real Faith and professor of Christian education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.

Video recordings of the plenary sessions can be found below.


Recorded sessions from earlier events:

If you missed past conferences, you might have missed out on the community, but you can still listen to what the speakers had to say. Click the orange arrow below to listen to the keynote messages.