Pastors & Leaders 2023

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. 

Mark your calendar for next year:

Monday, Feb. 13 – Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

More information coming soon!


Past Pastors & Leaders conferences

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Pastors & Leaders | Deep Faith 2022

Formed in the Wilderness, Leading in Hope

Hosted: Monday, Feb. 21 – Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

A joint conference of AMBS and Mennonite Church USA Faith Formation.

What can we learn from leaders who were formed in the “wilderness” for the struggles we face today? During this conference we will draw insight from the late Alan Kreider’s book, The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire (Baker Academic, 2016), as we seek guidance and inspiration for the challenges of our time. Each day, Eleanor Kreider, Alan’s wife and partner in ministry and scholarship, will offer reflections on readings from Alan’s book, followed by responses from two Anabaptist church leaders. Also, each day, Tom Yoder Neufeld, a close friend of Alan and Eleanor, will lead Bible studies that draw on stories of leading in hope through difficult times. Through responses, sermons, and workshops, we will learn from today’s leaders what it means to lead the church with hope today.

Read how this conference looked to the Early Church for inspiration to lead with hope today.

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