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Bulletin announcements from AMBS – October 2022

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Oct. 2
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology: Oct. 26 – Dec. 13. Explore the birth and development of the Anabaptist movements in the 16th century in this six-week online AMBS short course taught by Jamie Pitts, PhD. You’ll be challenged to draw connections between the 16th century and your own life and ministry. No grades, no papers! CEUs available. Register by Oct. 5 to save $50; final registration deadline is Oct. 19.
Thinking about seminary? Strengthen your leadership skills and prepare for future ministry and service through one of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s master’s-level programs. We offer generous need-based financial aid, scholarships and matching grants to help you study either on campus or at a distance. Apply today!
Oct. 9
NEW: Doctor of Ministry in Leadership. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s new degree is the only DMin in the U.S. to be deliberately developed with an Anabaptist framework. In this competency-based program, students will develop a customized learning plan around their goals, gain expertise in five key competencies and grow in effective Anabaptist leadership. Applications for the January 2023 cohort are due Nov. 1.
Take a seminary course this spring! AMBS’s distance-friendly options include Faith Formation and Spirituality: Adults and Seniors; Gender and the Bible; Global Anabaptist-Mennonite History and Theology; God’s Shalom and the Church’s Witness; Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics; Spiritual Practices: Water of Life; The Epistle to the Romans; and more. In-person courses are also available. Nonadmitted students get 50% off their first three credit hours. Courses begin Jan. 10; sign up by Jan. 2.
Oct. 16
AMBS Pastors & Leaders 2023: Reimagining Ministry: Feb. 13–16. How do we think about our ministry in this time of collective trauma stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, economic uncertainty and rising polarization? This conference will give participants ideas and practices to help nurture resilience, compassion and hope in themselves and in their congregations by learning from Jesus’ ministry. Speakers: Joni Sancken and April Yamasaki. Plan to join us in person or online!
Gain peacebuilding skills at AMBS. Do you have a burning theological question, or is there a particular ministry you’d like to pursue? Through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s MA: Theology and Peace Studies program, you can explore and engage a topic of your choice from multiple angles and design a peacebuilding internship in your area of interest.
Oct. 23
Fully online seminary Graduate Certificate program. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s fully online Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies requires only 21 credit hours! Strengthen the biblical and theological foundation for your work by developing a customized plan of study that matches your interests. Ideal for church leaders, bivocational pastors and other professionals.
Journey: A Missional Leadership Development Program. Encourage someone you know who has gifts for ministry to check out this distance-friendly undergraduate-level AMBS program! Journey supports learners as they explore spiritual leadership in their local churches and communities and deepen their understanding of Anabaptist theology and ministry with a dedicated mentor. The Spring 2023 cohort begins Feb. 22; those who apply by Dec. 7 can save $100!
Oct. 30
Invite AMBS! Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary faculty members are available to interact with congregations and organizations in person or via videoconference on topics such as nonviolent communication, women in the Bible, confessional Bible study, Anabaptism today, antiracist and intercultural pastoral care, and more. Speakers can be requested online:
Visit Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary! Schedule a personal visit (either in person or virtually) to learn about how our affordable on-campus and distance-friendly programs can prepare you to lead effectively and live faithfully — wherever God calls you. Contact us to learn more about the AMBS experience:
[Canadian congregations] Start with a Master of Theological Studies — then add a Master of Divinity! Through a collaborative arrangement between Conrad Grebel University College in Ontario and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Indiana, Canadian students can complete an MTS at Grebel and apply eligible credits toward an MDiv at AMBS. Learn more:

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