From Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
We are pleased to offer two new online, non-credit, six-week courses, designed to help followers of Jesus in 21st-century churches discover each other and the early Anabaptists as kindred spirits in the paths of Christian discipleship. Get details.
Online class: (Now running)
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology in the 16th Century
Professor Lois Barrett
February 11-March 22, 2013
Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What’s Different and Why?
Professor Loren Johns
April 8- May 17, 2013
New Master of Divinity readies for fall launch
A new Master of Divinity program will begin at AMBS in August. The good news is that students have the option to study from a distance as well as on campus!
The new program has received accreditation approval from the Association of Theological Schools. Approval from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association is pending.
- MDiv Connect, the distance option, includes online learning and brief visits to campus.
- MDiv Campus, for residential students, adds more intentional community living practices to the long-standing strengths of AMBS’s program.
We are eager to bring the resources of AMBS to new students who previously would not have been able to participate. Also, former students who discontinued their studies may find the new distance option an opportunity to complete their studies.
Please share this news with people whom you can encourage toward ministry.
An overview of the two study options is available on the AMBS website.
Please contact AMBS Admissions if you are interested or if you have a potential student for us to contact.
Join AMBS for:
Business Leaders and Pastors: Partners in Leadership and Ministry? (Goshen, Ind.)
As followers of Christ, both business leaders and pastors want to work for God’s purposes in the world. Yet despite this common desire, business leaders and pastors sometimes encounter barriers to pursuing a shared vision. Join us for a conversation!
Presenter: David B. Miller
Location: Everence Offices, Goshen, Ind.
Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; optional lunch following
Strengthening Your Small Congregation–a training event for pastors and lay leaders of churches with 100 or fewer regular participants
Keynote Presenter: Margaret Marcuson
Location: Camp Alexander Mack, Milford, Ind.
Saturday, April 13, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
AMBS is pleased to be a contributing partner for this event
Webinar: Discerning the Powers: Moral Discernment, Theology and Mission
Presenter: Jamie Pitts
Wednesday, May 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Mennonite Seminary / School for Leadership Training 2013 Wrap Up
Helping churches become healing spaces for those with mental illness felt like a timely and important topic for us this year. Worship resources from this event have been made available to us at www.emu.edu/seminary/slt/archive/worship-resources-2013
Next year’s School for Leadership Training will be “Discerning Together, Shaping the Future” January 20-22, 2014. Registration will open in October.
Eastern Mennonite Seminary/Lancaster
Gateway Courses are a series of four courses designed especially for pastors called to Mennonite congregations who do not have Anabaptist background and training. Many pastors are asked to take these courses as an expectation with being licensed or ordained. The courses are offered by Eastern Mennonite University in collaboration with Mennonite Conferences in southeastern Pennsylvania and can be taken for graduate credit or for non-credit. One course will be offered each semester on a two-year cycle:
- Bible Survey and Anabaptist Hermeneutics
- Anabaptist Mission and Peace
- Anabaptist Leadership, Polity and Effectiveness
- Anabaptist History and Theology
Tuition: $414 per credit hour
Audit fee: $90 a credit hour. Textbooks not included.
Spring 2013 ABP 152 L – Bible Survey & Anabaptist Hermeneutics ( 2 credits) (Now running)
From Mennonite Church USA
Purposeful Plan summary available in PDF form!
Check out this clear and concise 2-page summary of Mennonite Church USA’s Purposeful Plan. Download and print it for members of your congregations. It includes a link to the full-length document online, as well as ideas for how your congregation can engage the Plan. (Click on the underlined print. After clicking the link, you may need to wait a bit for the document to download, so be patient.)
Check out these resources for Christian formation from some of our Mennonite Church USA agencies:
Jesus told memorable stories, and we can also tell ours, using But it’s only a story, a new free four-session curriculum to help people approach and talk about money, which can encourage better decisions that reflect their faith. See www.everence.com/stewardship-education/.
Mennonite Education Agency and MennoMedia
Materials for a Sunday with a Christian formation emphasis are now available from MennoMedia, Mennonite Education Agency and Mennonite Church Canada at www.MennoniteEducation.org/Sunday.
Deepen your spiritual life with daily devotionals from Rejoice! magazine. Get a subscription at www.MennoMedia.org/Rejoice.