The PSDE program at AMBS is for pastors called to the ministry without college or seminary training; and lay leaders, deacons and elders wanting training to prepare for their ministry. It is a program of individual, college-level study with minimal time away from congregational duties. Each unit has an instructor who interacts with the student several times per unit. Each student also has a mentor in his or her geographical area who can be a sounding board. Read More.