Title Author(s) Description Published
Spring 2022 Newsletter Dennis Yoder We've all heard the ways we can get involved in missions: pray, give, or go. However, Dennis calls us to a broader, more robust and personal approach to service in God's Kingdom. You are needed! 06/22/2022
Summer 2022 Newsletter Josh Nisley In a noisy world of outrage, pride, and ridicule, how can God's people engage wisely with those we disagree with? Josh offers 10 suggestions for charitable disagreement. 06/22/2022
Annual Report, 2021 This extended newsletter features three aspects of significant development planned for 2022 and reports on events in 2021. It also includes pictures and job titles for all staff and volunteers. 12/13/2021
Fall 2021 Newsletter Kyle Stoltzfus What does it mean to know God? Kyle Stoltzfus calls us to desire knowing God in community and experience. 09/03/2021
Summer 2021 Newsletter Steven Brubaker This issue features a reflection on the core commitments of Anabaptism and a call to faithfulness to help fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of God. 06/24/2021
Spring 2021 Newsletter Stephen Russell, Josh Nisley Stephen Russell, instructor, writes about the importance of learning from those who have gone before us and dealt with the same or similar issues as we do. Bonus content in this issue: Josh Nisley probes for opportunities for Christian education to succeed where secular models fail. 03/03/2021
Annual report This extended newsletter features a photo essay that illustrates the five values FB holds. It also includes pictures and job titles for all staff and volunteers. 01/13/2021
Fall 2020 newsletter John Coblentz This issue features an article by John Coblentz on A Christian Response to Gender Dysphoria.He calls people to respectfully but clearly be faithful to God's design for human sexuality. 10/12/2020
Summer 2020 newsletter Merle Burkholder Merle talks about three groups of people that each Christian should be part of. Because no one is an island, our choices and actions affect others. Will we individually extend the line of wisdom that we've been given? 06/18/2020
Spring 2020 Newsletter various How can today's educators serve the church in the way they train their students? This issue features the vision and commitment from various people whose lives intersect with students and their churches. 03/17/2020
Annual Report, 2019 This extended newsletter features three aspects of significant focus in 2019. It also includes pictures and job titles for all staff and volunteers. 12/09/2019
Summer 2019 Newsletter various What would it mean if every component of our schools prepared young people for a life of wholehearted love and service to God? This newsletter's feature essay is a combined effort of numerous Anabaptist educators. 08/15/2019
Fall 2019 Newsletter Sharon Yoder Using the examples of women in the past, Sharon calls us to serve Christ in secret places. In our service, the world becomes more beautiful. 08/15/2019
Spring 2019 Newsletter Wendell Glick To become like Jesus means to join Him in simple, invisible work. Wendell originally presented this article as a commencement address to the FB Class of 2018. 04/08/2019
Newsletter, Winter 2018 Our Winter newsletter shares personnel pictures and reports 2018 events, highlights the ways that broaden FB's mission of serving the church beyond its 2-year study program, and lists events we anticipate for 2019. 01/02/2019
Newsletter, Fall 2018 John Coblentz We know that God and His kingdom are more important than electronic gadgets. How does that belief guide our behaviors? John suggests that to address technology well, we must first seek to align our hearts with love for God and others. 09/05/2018
Summer 2018 Melvin Lehman How can we build and strengthen the Kingdom through music, heroes, and habits? Condensed from a larger work-in-progress about the Kingdom of God, Melvin suggests ways to create Kingdom culture instead of imbibe it from the world. 06/28/2018
Newsletter Issue 127, Spring 2018 Steven Brubaker The core values of Faith Builders includes the centrality of Jesus and absolute trust in His word. In this newsletter, Steven explores what it means for a school to be Christ-centered. How will it respond to basic life questions? What do its graduates love? 03/07/2018
Newsletter Issue 126 Various Our Winter newsletter shares pictures and reports on 2017 events, highlights the three study tracks of Faith Builders, and lists events we anticipate for 2018. 12/11/2017
Newsletter Issue 125 Nelson Martin Is community a vestige of our tradition or is it something to value and nurture? Nelson Martin calls us to consider community as part of our design and the organism to which we invite people in evangelism. 08/18/2017
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
Newsletter Issue 102 John D. Martin As 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of classes offered by Faith Builders, we are reprinting articles describing the formative vision for Faith Builders. This article was written by John D. Martin and first printed in "Articles of the Covenant" in December, 1984. 01/02/2012
Newsletter Issue 101 Various Our annual reporting issue includes photos of staff, students, and volunteers, and a summary of activities at Faith Builders. 10/19/2011
Newsletter Issue 100 TDW In this issue guest writer TDW writes about the unique opportunities enjoyed by conservative Anabaptists for friendship and sharing the Gospel among Muslims. 05/11/2011
Newsletter Issue 99 John A. Coblentz John Coblentz describes the restructured ministry training and changes to FB's core programs. 03/03/2011
Newsletter Issue 98 Davin Martin This article by Davin Martin was adapted from a commencement address presented on May 21, 2010. 12/14/2010
Newsletter Issue 97 Various This annual report issue includes photos of the staff, volunteers, and students, with a summary of recent projects and an opportunity to partner with Faith Builders. 08/14/2010
Newsletter Issue 96 Melvin B. Lehman The feature article by Melvin Lehman about teacher training is reprinted from Issue 29 of Faith Builders' newsletter, originally published February 1993. 05/14/2010
Newsletter Issue 95 John A. Coblentz John Coblentz writes of God's holiness in an excerpt from an unpublished manuscript. 02/14/2010
Newsletter Issue 94 Various This newsletter summarizes recent terms, events, and developments at Faith Builders in an annual report. 12/14/2009
Newsletter Issue 93 John A. Coblentz John Coblentz describes a journey toward God, growing in faith and understanding of who He is. 08/14/2009
Newsletter Issue 92 Various This issue summarizes several leadership transitions, with a restructured administrative team. It recognizes the significant contributions of Milo Zehr and Melvin Lehman. It also displays old historical photos of Faith Builders over the years. 05/20/2009
Newsletter Issue 91 Patrick Heatwole Veteran teacher Patrick Heatwole outlines the importance of history in forming our students to understand and participate in the Kingdom of God. 02/14/2009
Newsletter Issue 90 Various This issue reports on many facets of life and study at Faith Builders. 12/14/2008
Newsletter Issue 89 Compilation The feature article summarizes the discussions at the colloquy regarding technology in January 2008. 08/14/2008
Newsletter Isse 88 Various This newsletter profiles the members of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and Pastoral Council. 05/14/2008
Newsletter Issue 87 Stephen M. Russell In this excerpt, Stephen Russell describes the motivation for writing his book Overcoming Evil God's Way, published by Faith Builders. 03/14/2008
Newsletter Isse 86 Various Several students and an instructor write about their experiences at Faith Builders. This issue includes group photos of those at Faith Builders this winter. 12/14/2007
Newsletter Issue 85 Melvin B. Lehman Melvin Lehman describes an emerging position as the "New Conservative." 08/14/2007