The bachelor of arts in Christian ministry and leadership is for adults involved in or preparing for ministry as a vocation. Students are challenged to think biblically about Jesus and His Kingdom, develop spirituality in themselves and others, enhance their ministry skills and engage with the world. The curriculum mixes practical and theoretical knowledge through classroom work, research and an integrated internship with a community church or para-church agency.
MB Biblical Seminary has tested the market for a proposed Master’s degree in Transformative Leadership. Invitations to participate in the survey were sent to pastors in the Fresno area, as well as to Mennonite Brethren pastors in Canada and in the US. Participants were sent an internet address, where they could fill out a variety of questions concerning their own context, as well as what they want and need in the seminary’s forthcoming degree. The degree offers three new distinctive “hybrid” features:
On September 13, 2002, Dr. Henry Schmidt announced his resignation
as President of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, effective June
15, 2003. Dr. Schmidt became the sixth president of the MBBS in Fresno,
California in 1993, having served on the faculty of MBBS for a total of
34 years. Board of Directors' Chair Cal Bergen says, "It is with
profound regret that we accept Dr. Schmidt's resignation. He has been a
strong leader over the past decade, and has reshaped the seminary,
bringing it closer spatially and philosophically to our constituencies.