Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

AMBS reports growth in student numbers

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Ind., is reporting a growth in student numbers this fall, with total enrolment increasing from 145 students in 2021 to 157 this year. Of these 157 students, 16 are participants in the undergraduate level nondegree Journey Missional Leadership Development Program. The other 141 students constitute the largest graduate student body AMBS has enrolled in 12 years. Scott Janzen, AMBS’s assistant dean, registrar and director of retention, says students from outside the United States and Canada are driving AMBS’s enrolment growth.

AMBS scholarship supports visual arts

Elkhart, Ind.—Kajsa Herrstrom is the latest recipient of a scholarship that supports seminary studies integrating spirituality and visual arts. The Worship Arts Scholarship is offered by Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), one of its 100 endowed scholarships. Herrstrom, a masters of divinity student from Champaign, Ill., says, “I have been on a lifelong artistic and spiritual journey.

Joint conference to focus on leading in hope through difficult times

ELKHART, IND.—What can we learn from leaders who were formed “in the wilderness” for the struggles we face today? This question is central to the theme of an upcoming conference for pastors and faith formation leaders of all Christian denominations. Titled “Formed in the Wilderness, Leading in Hope,” the conference will be held in person on the campus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) Feb. 21-24, with livestreaming and Zoom connections also available for those at a distance.

!Explore nurtures youth who are passionate about the church

Participants in the 2019 !Explore program during the Group Experience in Elkhart. (AMBS photo)

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) leaders of !Explore: A Theological Program for High School Youth are planning for a robust opportunity for teens to deepen their faith, expand their soul and imagine their place in God’s kingdom in the summer of 2021. 

AMBS doubles church matching grants

ELKHART, IND.—Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) is doubling its dollar-for-dollar church matching grant from $1,000 to $2,000 per academic year, beginning in the 2020-21 school year. The grant matches contributions that congregations, conferences and regional churches make toward a student’s tuition costs for graduate-level study at AMBS. Through the church matching grant, full-time admitted students will be able to receive up to $2,000 per academic year, depending on the amount of need-based financial aid they are awarded.

Is technology on ‘Team Human’?

Osheta Moore, a blogger and speaker, presented a workshop at 'Shaping faith in a digital culture,' held at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. (Photo by Annette Brill Bergstresser)

Elkhart, Ind.—In an age when people turn instinctively to Siri for directions, Mennonite church leaders and educators found that Divine Lady Wisdom’s words from Proverbs have an amazing wealth of guidance for navigating digital culture.

Boshart next AMBS president despite expressed concerns

David W. Boshart, pictured with his wife, Shana Peachey Boshart, has been appointed the next president of AMBS. (AMBS photo by Melissa Troyer)

David W. Boshart, Ph.D., of Wellman, Iowa, has been appointed the next president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Elkhart, Ind., effective Jan. 1, 2020, following a period of “extended discernment” that included “outreach to and listening sessions with the AMBS community,” according to board chair Bruce Baergen of Edmonton. 

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