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Taking a course can help you get a feel for what studying with us would be like. Or, it can supplement study you’ve already done.  

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At AMBS, students may take up to two courses for credit without having been admitted to one of our degree or certificate programs, with a limit of one course per term. If you are not an admitted student at AMBS and are not enrolled at another seminary, college or university, your first three credit hours at AMBS are 50% off regular tuition rates. (Grebel and CMU students, see this exception.)

Ready to register for a course as a guest?

If you are not yet an admitted student at AMBS and are not enrolled at another seminary, college, or university, we’re happy to register you as a guest student. If you are enrolled at one of our partnership schools, learn more about our registering through our partnerships.

Auditing courses

Campus or blended courses that are open to auditors are designated below either with “Open to auditors” or “Auditors: consult with instructor.” See FAQ: Auditing courses.

Semester Two, 2021–22

Jan. 11 – April 29, 2022 (Tuition due Jan. 4, 2022)
The courses listed here are entry-level courses without prerequisites.

Courses available at a distance (online)

For online courses, students can do their online coursework at different times that suit their individual schedules and needs. (Some courses may require synchronous learning sessions during which students need to be online at the same time; this is noted in the course information.) All course activities are mediated through an online course management system (Moodle).

Students interact with professors and peers through course discussion boards, email, video chats, Google Hangouts or other means. Please note: Online courses cannot be audited.

  • Anabaptist History and Theology HTE520E

    Instructor: Jamie Pitts, PhD

    Three credit hours — Jamie Pitts, PhD — Not available for audit (online)

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  • Beginning Hebrew: Ruth (Part 2) BIB571E

    Instructor: Susannah M. Larry, PhD

    Two credit hours; two semesters required — Susannah Larry, PhD — Online, synchronous, Tues, 12:30–1:30 p.m. ET — Not available for audit

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  • Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations HTE686E

    Instructor: Jacqueline Hoover, MA

    Three credit hours — Jacqueline Hoover, MA — Not available for audit

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  • Spiritual Practices: Play and Rest CHM593E

    Instructor: Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD

    One credit hour — Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD — Not available for audit

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  • Strange New World of the Bible 2 BIB512E

    Instructor: Drew Strait, PhD

    Three credit hours — Drew Strait, PhD — Online and a few live meetings by arrangement — Not available for audit (online)

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Courses available both in person and at a distance (campus/blended)

Campus courses meet on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. Classroom sessions have accompanying assignments outside of each class session. While these courses have online requirements, classroom learning is a central element of the course.

Blended courses are campus courses that students who are at a distance from Elkhart can join via live videoconference during posted class times (Eastern Time).

COVID-19 update: At this time, we are planning for campus classes to meet in person during the 2021–22 academic year. If pandemic conditions require adjustments to delivery formats, we will communicate these to students and instructors. (See also our COVID-19 Update Center for more information.)

Please note: Audit designations are listed in each course description.

  • Biblical Foundations for Peace and Justice BIB651 / B

    Instructor: Susannah M. Larry, PhD

    Three credit hours — Drew Strait, PhD — Fri, 1:30–4:30 p.m. ET — Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Church and Race HTE649 / B

    Instructor: Malinda Elizabeth Berry, PhD

    Three credit hours — Malinda Elizabeth Berry, PhD — Tues, 1:30–4:30 p.m. ET — Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Job and Wisdom BIB532 / B

    Instructor: Job and Wisdom BIB532 / B

    Three credit hours — Susannah Larry, PhD — Thurs, 8:30–11:30 a.m. ET — Campus: Open to auditors; Blended: Auditors: Consult with instructor

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  • Power and Process: Mennonite Polity Colloquium CHM536 / B

    Instructor: Janeen Bertsche Johnson, MDiv

    One credit hour — We regret that this course has been canceled for Semester Two (2021-22)

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  • Sexuality and Colonialism HTE663 / B

    Instructor: Jamie Pitts, PhD

    Three credit hours — Jamie Pitts, PhD — Thurs, 1:30–4:30 p.m. ET — Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Understanding the Church’s Contexts CHM569 / B

    Instructor: Andy Brubacher Kaethler, PhD

    Three credit hours — Rebecca Slough, PhD — Tues, 8:30–11:30 a.m. ET — Campus: Open to auditors; Blended: Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Witness Colloquium Semester One: HTE534 / B Semester Two: HTE538 / B

    Instructor: Witness Colloquium Semester One: HTE534 / B Semester Two: HTE538 / B

    One credit hour — We regret that this course has been canceled for Semester Two (2021-22)

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  • Worship Colloquium CHM515 / B

    Instructor: Rachel Miller Jacobs, DMin

    One credit hour — Rachel Miller Jacobs, DMin — Thurs, 12–1 p.m. ET — Open to auditors

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Courses requiring presence on campus

Campus courses meet on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. Classroom sessions have accompanying assignments outside of each class session. While these courses have online requirements, classroom learning is a central element of the course.

COVID-19 update: At this time, we are planning for campus classes to meet in person during the 2021–22 academic year. If pandemic conditions require adjustments to delivery formats, we will communicate these to students and instructors. (See also our COVID-19 Update Center for more information.)

  • Anabaptist History and Theology HTE520

    Instructor: Anabaptist History and Theology HTE520

    Three credit hours — Jamie Pitts, PhD — Tues, 8:30–11:30 a.m. ET — Open to auditors

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  • Beginning Greek: 1 John (Part 2) BIB576

    Instructor: Drew Strait, PhD

    Two credit hours; two semesters required — TBD — Weds, 8:30–11:30 a.m. ET — Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Biblical Hermeneutics and History of Interpretation BIB634

    Instructor: Biblical Hermeneutics and History of Interpretation BIB634

    Four credit hours — Paul Keim, PhD — Tues, 1:30–4:30 p.m. ET — Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Christian Worship: Theory and Practice CHM510

    Instructor: Rachel Miller Jacobs, DMin

    Three credit hours — Rachel Miller Jacobs, DMin — Thurs, 1:30–4:30 p.m. ET — Open to auditors

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  • Preaching Module CHM615

    Instructor: Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD

    One credit hour — Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD — By arrangement — Auditors: consult with instructor

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  • Spiritual Practices: Intentional Living in an Age of Diversions CHM599

    Instructor: Andy Brubacher Kaethler, PhD

    Two credit hours — Andy Brubacher Kaethler, PhD — Thurs, 5:30–7:30 p.m. ET — Open to auditors

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  • Strange New World of the Bible 2 BIB512

    Instructor: Drew Strait, PhD

    Three credit hours — Drew Strait, PhD — Thurs, 8:30–11:30 a.m. ET — Auditors: consult with instructor (campus)

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Ready to register for a course as a guest?

If you are not yet an admitted student at AMBS and are not enrolled at another seminary, college, or university, we’re happy to register you as a guest student.

Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office.

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