The following joint committees directed and served the co-operative program: (a) the Joint Coordinating Committee representing the boards of control, functioning for the general supervision of the cooperation; (b) the Joint Administrative Committee representing the seminaries, composed of the president and dean of each associated seminary, and one representative of each affiliated seminary, to be administratively responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the cooperative program; (c) the Joint Library Committee, responsible for the co-ordination of the library program by which the libraries of the two schools function as an operating unit.
In addition to the regular offerings by each seminary of its own required and elective courses, the Associated Seminaries provided a program of joint-course offerings, to be normally given on the Elkhart campus, sufficient to make it possible for a student to take one fourth to one third of his or her curriculum choices in the conjoint program. In addition, cross-registration by students in the regular offerings of all associated seminaries was permitted by consent of the deans involved.
Under Ross T. Bender, who became dean of both seminaries in 1964, the curricula of the two seminaries were gradually brought together. In 1969, Goshen Biblical Seminary moved to the Elkhart campus. Marlin E. Miller became president of Goshen Biblical Seminary in 1975 and in 1990 he also became president of Mennonite Biblical Seminary. His leadership brought AMBS to the step of incorporating as one seminary.
On 28 August 2012 the seminary formally celebrated a new name -- Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. "History." Accessed 11 March 2008. <http://www.ambs.edu/about/history>.
Address: 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, Indiana
|Author(s)||Harold S. Bender|
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||August 2012|
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Bender, Harold S. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Indiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2012. Web. 24 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Anabaptist_Mennonite_Biblical_Seminary_(Elkhart,_Indiana,_USA)&oldid=94055.
Bender, Harold S. and Richard D. Thiessen. (August 2012). Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Indiana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Anabaptist_Mennonite_Biblical_Seminary_(Elkhart,_Indiana,_USA)&oldid=94055.
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