Winter Term

Dates: 
Jan 04, 2021 to Feb 05, 2021
During the month of January, Faith Builders offers classes during a five-week term. The courses offered are focused in the areas of Bible, theology, Kingdom living, and music.

This five-week term offers courses and schedules to serve a wide variety of students, from young people seeking spiritual growth and practical teaching to seasoned pastors seeking refreshment and encouragement. Students can attend for three or five weeks.

Winter Term includes courses to challenge and deepen your faith and equip you to serve your church better, whatever your phase or direction in life.

Full-time Faith Builders instructors are joined by church and mission leaders with teaching experience. A complete listing of courses follows.

COVID-19 update:
We are working hard to minimize the risk of bringing COVID-19 to the Institute. As part of this effort, we will accept only students coming for the first three or all five weeks of the term. We will give priority to students applying for the entire five-week term. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Our COVID-19 mitigation protocols will have particular impact on families. We encourage families to contact us before applying to learn about the limitations they should expect. There may be some possibilities for families to attend for weeks 4-5 with additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Those interested should contact us to explore that.

2021 Course Listing

Class Hours Instructor
Life-giving Spaces in a Dysfunctional World 1 Cynthia Brubaker
Reading the Bible 2 Steven Brubaker
Anabaptism as a Wordview 1 Steven Brubaker
Preparing & Delivering Devotionals  & Sermons 1 Brandon Byler
The Sermon on the Mount 1 Brandon Byler
Discipleship in the Local Church 2 John Coblentz
Understandind Depression 3 John Coblentz
Pastoral Care 1 John Coblentz
The Life and Thought of Pilgram Marpeck 1 Josh Coblentz
Women Caring for Women 2 Janelle Glick
Bible Study Greek 1 Lucas Hilty
Life & Leadership for Men 3 Melvin Lehman
Themes from American Mennonite History 3 Melvin Lehman
Kingdom-centered Business 1 Gary Miller
Beginning Choral Conducting 1 Brandon Mullet
Music Fundamentals 3 Brandon Mullet
Music in the Life of the Church 1 Brandon Mullet
Class Voice 1 Brandon Mullet
Church Growth 1 Allen Roth
Church Planting 1 Allen Roth
Women of Faith 1 Carolyn Roth
Church History: Early & Medieval 3 Stephen Russell
Historical Theology 3 Stephen Russell
Writing to Communicate 1 Anita Yoder
I Corinthians 1 Dave Yoder

Some courses run the entire five weeks while others run for two or three weeks. A typical course load is 6-8 semester hours, or two-three courses.

Winter Term is open to students applying for the first three weeks, but admissions preference is given to those applying for all five weeks.

Winter Term 2021 is nearing capacity. All new applications will be added to a waiting list.