• Adam Ghail, Ph.D. and female seminary student talking

Our certificate in Mennonite Brethren studies provides you with an orientation to the Mennonite Brethren church and its Anabaptist heritage. It is designed for pastors who are being credentialed by the MB denomination as well as students who are interested in their own personal enrichment. The focus is on biblical theology with an evangelical Anabaptist orientation. 

Composed of courses designed by a team of Mennonite Brethren scholars, our curriculum has been approved by MB leaders for orientation to the church. The faculty teaches in a personal and hands-on manner and the certificate can be completed fully online.


  • Purposeful community of learners and leaders
  • Experienced and published faculty
  • Theologically diverse student body
  • MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
  • Option to study in Israel each summer
  • Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
  • Diverse practicum opportunities
  • Online courses available
  • Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Program director

Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament and Preaching, Director of the Anabaptist Center


mark baker
Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Mission and Theology

Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.

Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor, J.B. Toews Chair of History and Theology

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Brian Ross, D.Min.

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of FPBS application materials 

Course listing

Required Courses (9 Units)

Mennonite Brethren Studies (6 Units)
HIST 716The Evangelical Anabaptist Story3
THEO 760Evangelical Anabaptist Confessions of Faith3
Evangelical Anabaptist Studies (3 Units)

Choose one course

BIB 720The Church and God's Mission in the World3
THEO 730Discipleship and Ethics3
BIB 750Old Testament Theology3
BIB 752New Testament Theology3
 TBA Evangelical Anabaptist Mission and Evangelism3