Pastors & Leaders Conference
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.
Pastors & Leaders 2024
Save the date: Monday, Feb. 19 – Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024
More information about next year’s theme and description coming soon!
More information about next year’s speakers coming soon.
More information about next year’s schedule coming soon.
More information about next year’s workshops coming soon.
Small groups and process groups
This past year at Pastors & Leaders, we had several ways for both in-person and virtual participants to connect with each other.
Each participant was assigned to a Small Group, which met twenty minutes each day, following the teaching session, to discuss what they heard.
The second opportunity for closer connection was the optional Process Groups. These groups were offered each morning during morning workshops, for participants to process with each other. Each process group had six to eight participants and was facilitated by a trained facilitator.
We offered three types of process groups: Resource Groups, Sharing Groups and Somatic Practices Groups.
More information about next year’s Leadership Clinics coming soon.
Other logistical information
More information about registration coming soon.
Discounts! Save money!
- First-time attender’s discount: If this is your first time attending an AMBS Pastors & Leaders (formerly Pastors Week) conference, not including times you may have attended as an AMBS student, you are eligible for a 25% registration discount. (Not applicable with other discounts.)
- Shoulder-tapping discount: Bring a friend who has never attended an AMBS Pastors & Leaders (formerly Pastors Week) conference and receive a 25% registration discount. (Not applicable with other discounts.)
- Scholarship: If you need financial assistance, please include with your registration form a paragraph explaining your need. Meals, housing and transportation are the responsibility of the registrant. Deadline: Jan. 23.
Continuing Education Units
Attending all Pastors & Leaders plenary and workshop sessions earns 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Indicate if you would like to receive CEUs when you register, and pick up your CEU certificate when leaving the final session Thursday afternoon.
More information about next year’s meals coming soon.
More information about transportation coming soon!
AMBS Guest Houses
More information about the AMBS Guest Houses coming soon.
Registration fees will be refunded, less $25, for cancellations prior to the final registration date. After this date, cancellations will be granted credit, less $25, toward Pastors & Leaders 2025 registration fees. Refund credits should be requested within 24 hours of the event. Cancellation after the final registration deadline due to emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Meals are non-refundable.
Before the final registration deadline, campus lodging is refundable, less $25. After the deadline, campus lodging is non-refundable. Cancellations after the deadline, due to emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Before the registration deadline, transportation is refundable, less $25. After the deadline, transportation is non-refundable. Cancellations after the deadline due to emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
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Past Pastors & Leaders conferences
Want to rewatch a session from a past event? Want a taste of what Pastors & Leaders is all about? Learn more about past events and view video recordings.