Publishing and Research at AMBS

Mary Schertz, IMS directorA message from the director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary takes to heart the church’s need for thoughtful reflection on its practices and contemporary challenges. We take to heart the church’s need for Bible commentary and other Christian formation materials that help us grow toward God in faithful maturity. Our faculty, students, and staff produce a rich collection of books, articles, reviews, two journals, newsletters, hymns, poems, internet commentary, letters, and opinions each and every year.

These labors are labors of love: love for God, the church, the Bible, each other, the aged who are passing too quickly from our midst, the children who are tomorrow’s hope, the rest of us in between muddling through this wondrous thing called life. All of this makes AMBS source for wide-ranging resources for the church. Find here what fits the way you contribute to your congregation, the way you seek to grow in your love for God. — Mary H. Schertz

Subscribe to Vision journal

Visit the Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology website to subscribe or to order previous issues. The journal is published twice annually in the spring and fall.

Anabaptist Witness

Anabaptist Witness, formerly Mission Focus, released its first issue in October 2014, edited by Jamie Ross and Jamie Pitts. Visit the publication site to read the full text or purchase a print copy.


An Increase in Time

An Increase in Time coverIn An Increase in Time: Story Lines of Germantown Mennonite Church and Its Historic Trust, 1683–2005, Richard J. Lichty recounts the history of the oldest Mennonite church in North America. From within the congregation, he tracks its story through periods of slow growth and spiritual stagnation and renewal and vitality.

Rooted and Grounded

Rooted and Grounded bookRooted and Grounded: Essays on Land and Christian Discipleship, and the conference from which it took shape, calls the church to root itself more deeply in the agrarian biblical text and ecclesial tradition in order to remember and freshly imagine ways of living on and with the land.

AMBS Window

AMBS WindowThe Fall 2015 issue focuses on our engagement with the Bible. Articles highlight our recent St. John's Bible exhibit in the library gallery, resources we offer to dig deeper into Scripture, and the mystery of missing Bible verses. For previous issues, visit the AMBS Window page