Alan F. Kreider (1941-2017)

Alan Kreider: Leader in Missional Theology

The Presbyterian College wishes to acknowledge the life and ministry of Alan Kreider who was a leader in missional theology and missional thinking. Although not affiliated with the college in any way, Alan Kreider has contributed to Continuing Education programming with us in the past. The faculty of the college have been shaped by his thinking and writing, and we wish to express our gratitude for his contribution to the life of the church in our time.

The Canadian Mennonite carried the following obituary in its June 14th issue:

“Prior to coming to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Alan and Eleanor, his wife, served from 1974 to 2000 in England with the Mennonite Board of Missions. During this time, the Kreiders directed the London Mennonite Centre (1974 to 1991), helping shape it into a teaching and resource centre of urban mission, conflict mediation and Christian discipleship in the Anabaptist tradition. Kreider also served as director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University (1995 to 2000); as an itinerant preacher and speaker; and as a founder of the Anabaptist Network in England. Following their return to the U.S. in 2000, the Kreiders served with Mennonite Mission Network as international mission educators until he joined the AMBS faculty in 2004.”

To read the full obituary, click here.