Resources

Applications

Title Description Published
Summer Term 2017 Brochure and application for Summer Term 2017 02/28/2017
Tuition and Fee Schedule 2017-2018 Updated schedule of tuition and fees for 2017-2018 02/17/2017
FBTI Scholarship Application Application for FBTI scholarship for 2017-2018 01/17/2017
Winter Term 2018 Brochure and application form for Winter Term 2018 09/23/2016
Admissions Packet Admissions packet including semester student application, reference forms, health forms, and transcript request form 03/16/2016

Articles

Title Author(s) Description Published
Why Teach in the Age of Google? John Mark Kuhns "Why Teach in the Age of Google" grapples with the reality of education in the Information Age. Students have access to unprecedented volumes of information. But, is this access a replacement for education? 08/15/2016
Getting the Most From Your Child's Education Gerald Miller In this article, Gerald Miller describes practical ways parents can contribute to their child's education. 08/15/2016
Cultivating Conversations Anna Zehr Anna Zehr, an elementary teacher at Faith Builders Christian School, discusses in this article the foundational importance of communications skills to deep thinking and engagement of the world 08/15/2016
5 Visions for Conservative Anabaptism various What possibilities await conservative Anabaptism? What challenges should be anticipated? This booklet explores five dimensions of the conservative Anabaptism community, calling attention to challenges and opportunities within each dimension. 06/03/2016
An Anabaptist Conversation on Economics various In January, 2016, Faith Builders Training Institute offered a two-week course on Christian Economics. The intentions were to articulate a theological base for how to use money and transact business, to apply biblical principles and values to the modern economic scene, and to develop a working statement that would anchor future classes on economics offered at FB. This document is a result of that effort. 06/03/2016
A Mennonite Thinks About Knowing Steven Brubaker Truth-seeking and truth-finding are uniquely human endeavors in the created world. God ordained this capacity when He created man. Man fulfills the divine intention as he seeks, finds, and orients his life around truth. And, as his life is characterized by the fulfillment of divine intention, he brings glory to God and meaning to life. This book will act as a companion for all who seek and live out of truth. 08/20/2015
The Distinctive Emphasis of Mennonite Education Steven Brubaker What do Mennonite schools emphasize? Steven Brubaker highlights three positive emphasis that anchor Mennonite education. 03/31/2015
The Anabaptist Advantage Among Muslims TDW The moral and non-violent beliefs of conservative Anabaptists give a distinct advantage when ministering to Muslims. 03/30/2015
The Significance of the Incarnation John Coblentz In this article, John Coblentz presents a brief historical review of the doctrine of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He then reflects on the significance of the belief that in Jesus, God was "manifest in the flesh". 03/30/2015
The Will of God is a Way of Life Kyle Stoltzfus We've all heard that God has a special plan for our lives. But how do we find it? This article is about finding fulfillment and calling in the purposes of God. 03/30/2015
Who Says So? Melvin Lehman Who says so? Questions of authority are rampant in today's culture. Melvin Lehman explores some of the issues involved in authority in this article. 03/30/2015
Separation and Nonconformity Wendell Heatwole Separation and nonconformity draw their strength from their Biblical basis and consistency to the life of Christ. 03/26/2015
Joining the Apostolic Train Brandon Mullet We are worshiping beings. We are always worshiping something. Isaiah six provides a framework to understand Biblical worship. Brandon Mullet examines the framework of Isaiah and applies it to our experience of worship today. 03/26/2015
Equipping Kingdom Citizens Patrick Heatwole Veteran teacher Patrick Heatwole outlines the importance of history in forming our students to understand and participate in the Kingdom of God. 02/05/2009
Faithfulness to Christ regarding Technology Compilation This article compiles a series of statements discussed at the Faith Builders colloquy on technology in January 2008. 08/04/2008
The New Conservatives Melvin B. Lehman Melvin Lehman describes an emerging position as the "New Conservative." 09/13/2007
Training for Ministry John A. Coblentz John Coblentz, Sr., the coordinator of Ministry Apprenticing, helps us explore the need for the Ministry Apprenticeship Program and describes the inner workings of MAP. 06/28/2007
Mennonite Education: The Distinctive Emphases Steven R. Brubaker Steven Brubaker describes what he observes as unique patterns of Mennonite education. 12/05/2006
Western Civilization and the Kingdom of God Melvin B. Lehman Melvin develops a theme of western civilization and the kingdom of God, projecting a strategy that must be bold, courageous, realistic, and good news. 12/05/2006
Climbing Mt. Everest - The Future of Mennonite Education Steven R. Brubaker Steven Brubaker describes his vision for the path to a better future for Mennonite education. 10/21/2006
The Kingdom of God Melvin B. Lehman This essay was prepared for presentation at the Faith Builders Colloquy on the Kingdom of God in January 2006. 01/28/2006

Catalogs

Title Description Published
Catalog 2017-2019 FBTI course catalog for 2017-2019 05/13/2016
Catalog 2015-2017 FBTI course catalog for 2015-2017 08/08/2014
Catalog 2013-2015 FBTI course catalog for 2013-2015 03/03/2013
Catalog 2011-2013 FBTI course catalog for 2011-2013 09/15/2011
Catalog 2010-2012 FBTI course catalog for 2010-2012 03/22/2010
Catalog 2008-2010 FBTI course catalog for 2008-2010 07/09/2008
Catalog 2004-2006 FBTI course catalog for 2004-2006 06/16/2006

Brochures

Title Description Published
Teachers Make a Difference Experienced, well rounded teachers are poised to make a difference in their community. 04/12/2013
Developing a Christian Mind Love of God is the foundation of Christian thinking. The love of God gives a perspective on the world that informs all other pursuits. 04/12/2013
Preparation Enables Service Servants offer their vision and resources. They use godly vision and spiritual discernment to respond to needs around them. 04/12/2013
Faith Builders Training Institute Informational brochure about Faith Builders Training Institute 08/18/2010
Resource Group Brochure Informational brochure about Faith Builders Resource Group 02/05/2009

Newsletters

Title Author(s) Description Published
Newsletter Issue 124 John Coblentz The lead article of this newsletter, Seeking True Service, makes four observations about servanthood based on the living example of Jesus. 05/26/2017
Newsletter Issue 123 John Coblentz Is our disciple-making making Jesus-followers? Discipleship, John Coblentz proposes, is at the heart of Christian experience, and discipleship directs us into life in the church. 03/15/2017
Newsletter Issue 122 various This edition of the annual report focuses on the staff of Faith Builders. How do individual staff think about their work in relation to the big-picture mission of FB? Also included is event review and summary, upcoming events, and financial reports. 12/05/2016
Newsletter Issue 121 Matthew Mast In the lead article of this newsletter, Challenges and Gratitude, Matthew Mast summarizes and reflects on a recent study of conservative Anabaptist schools conducted by Faith Builders. 09/28/2016
Newsletter Issue 120 Gerald Miller Gerald Miller describes practical ways parents can contribute to their child's education. 06/01/2016
Newsletter Issue 119 John Mark Kuhns The lead article of this newsletter, Why Teach in the Age of Google, grapples with the reality of education in the Information Age. Students have access to unprecedented volumes of information. But, is this access a replacement for education? 03/24/2016
Newsletter Issue 118 various This edition of the FBEP annual report focuses on current students in our two year programs of study. Also included is event review and summary, upcoming events, and financial reports. 12/08/2015
Newsletter Issue 117 various Explore a photo essay of Summer education events, devoted to the pursuit of the mind of Christ, in this issue of the FBEP newsletter. 09/25/2015
Newsletter Issue 116 Gary Miller Gary Miller has devoted 23 years of service to his local school board. Gary is dedicated to the furtherance of Christ's Kingdom through the instrument of Christian education. His interest in Christian education has been expressed in a variety of ways, including five years of service on the Faith Builders Educational Programs board. In this article, Gary discusses six foundational marks of any successful school board. 06/04/2015
Newsletter Issue 115 Anna Zehr Anna Zehr, an elementary teacher at Faith Builders Christian School, contributes the lead article for this newsletter. She discusses the foundational importance of communications skills to deep thinking and engagement of the world. 03/25/2015
Newsletter Issue 114 Various The FBEP annual report features alumni in service, event review and summary, upcoming events, and financial reports. 12/02/2014
Newsletter Issue 113 Brandon Mullet We are worshiping beings. We are always worshiping something. Isaiah six provides a framework to understand Biblical worship. Brandon Mullet examines the framework of Isaiah and applies it to our experience of worship today. 09/19/2014
Newsletter Issue 112 Melvin Lehman Who says so? Melvin Lehman explores issues of authority in this edition of the FBEP newsletter. Also included is an update on the summer events at FB. 07/03/2014
Newsletter Issue 111 John Coblentz The feature article of this issue explores the student experience of internships. Numerous events and announcements are also included in the newsletter. 04/14/2014
Newsletter Issue 110 John Coblentz In this issue, John Coblentz presents a brief historical review of the doctrine of the incarnation of Jesus Christ and then reflects on the significance of the belief that in Jesus, God was "manifest in the flesh". 12/19/2013
Newsletter Issue 109 Various The FBEP Fall Newsletter is now available. The annual report newsletter features: 2012-2013 in the numbers, Event review and summary, Upcoming events, Financial reports 09/19/2013
Newsletter Issue 108 Kyle Stoltzfus The article in this newsletter, The Will of God as a Way of Life, is an adaptation of a workshop transcript with the same name presented at REACH 2013. 05/28/2013
Newsletter Issue 107 Wendell Heatwole Issue 107 of the Faith Builders newsletter, featuring Wendell Heatwole's paper on separation and non-conformity. 03/11/2013
Newsletter Issue 106 Steven Brubaker Steven Brubaker, Faith Builders administrator, reflects on the core values of Faith Builders. This issue features a three page timeline of milestones and pictures describing the history of FBEP. 12/20/2012
Newsletter Issue 105 Various The annual report newsletter features: event review and summary, upcoming events, and financial reports 09/12/2012
Newsletter Issue 104 Various Issue 104 of the Faith Builders quarterly newsletter, including several articles reflecting on the history of Faith Builders 05/04/2012
Newsletter Issue 103 Paul L. Miller The article republished in this edition was originally adapted from a colloquy presentation by Paul L. Miller in August 1995. 03/01/2012

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