Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary launches Forming Leaders Together campaign


by Annette Brill Bergstresser for Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and available here

AMBS President David Boshart with MA: Theology and Global Anabaptism students in the Christian Leadership in the 21st Century course he taught at Meserete Kristos Seminary (MKS) in Ethiopia in June 2022 through AMBS’s partnership with MKS. (l. to r.): Girma Bossen (MA 2023), Hasset (Joy) Shimeles, Boshart, Kassu Ayele, Desta Debele (MA 2023) and Aschalew Fikadu. (Photo provided)

ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, is announcing the public launch of its Forming Leaders Together campaign to nurture and develop Anabaptist leaders both locally and globally.

The public is invited to join the seminary learning community, the AMBS Board of Directors, and leaders from Mennonite World Conference (MWC) and Mennonite Church Canada to celebrate the campaign launch on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, 6:30–8:30 p.m., in the AMBS Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount at 3003 Benham Avenue in Elkhart. 

The Campaign Launch Celebration will include a lecture by Jamie Pitts, PhD, Professor of Anabaptist Studies, on “Mysteries of Reconciliation: Culture, Violence, Politics,” in honor of his recent promotion to full professor. A dessert reception will follow the presentation.

Watch the livestream of the celebration

Investing in Anabaptist leadership

According to Paula Killough, MDiv, Director of Campaign, the seminary has reached 83 percent of its $12 million campaign goal, with contributions and commitments totaling $9.9 million. Planning for the campaign began in 2020.

“We’re so grateful for donors who have caught our vision for Anabaptist theological and leadership formation and have responded to the invitation to give,” she said. “Their investment in these programs will pay off for generations as leaders across the world apply their learnings in their congregations and communities and help call and shape future leaders.”

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