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ReflectionsThe fifth term tour ended Thursday and the last of the students departed on Friday. This officially concludes the 2020-2021 academic year. We were able to offer the full schedule of events except WATER and parts of the choir tours. This includes Family Week 2020, all five study terms, Ministers’ Week and most of the choir tours. We had brushes with COVID along the way, but nothing major. We served 192 students as they invested time and energy in preparation for life and ministry. We are so grateful for God’s direction and the support of His people through this challenging year!In the midst of that, the housing project has made good progress as well. After closing on the property July 30, 2020, Samuel and Jodie Heatwole moved into the existing house in August. Plans began to be developed to add a second house to the property and ground was broken on April 13. Now concrete is poured, framing is complete, windows are in, the roof is finished, and HVAC rough-in is well underway. Most of the remaining mechanical and finish work is ordered and/or scheduled. Projected completion is mid to late August.We are blessed and very grateful! Rejoice with us! See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Praise the Lord!And much gratitude to his people. As we close out the week, the house is almost “dried in”! Incredible work in one week! From bare foundation to sheeted by Friday evening!Thanks so much to all who worked so hard! AND…With the contributions of generous donors, the project is currently fully financed with likely extra funds to roll over to the next phase. Any additional funds will also be designated to the next phase. Again, praise the Lord, thank you so much, and please continue to pray for safety around the project. See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Next stage of the building project is underway! Framing started today. Pray for safety for the crews. See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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5th Term Choir Tour Itinerary May21, 7:30 pm Lock Haven Mennonite Church – Mill Hall, PA 22, Travel 23, 9:30 am Marietta Mennonite Church – Marietta, PA 23, 7:00 pm Park Street Mennonite Church – Elizabethtown, PA24, 7:00 pm Antrim Mennonite Church – Freeport, OH 25, 7:00 pm Shalom Mennonite Church – Epsom, IN26, 7:00 pm Willow Creek Mennonite Church – Russellville, KY 27, Return to SMBI See MoreSee Less

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sharon mennonite bible institute introduction

Introduction to SMBI

The Lord of the church has given his body a variety of gifts and roles “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:12). This verse contains a three-fold directive for every born again follower of Christ.  As saints, we are called to move toward and into the ongoing work of sanctification and perfection in our own lives.  As Christ works in us, we become His hands and feet continuing the ministry of redemption which He initiated before mankind ever needed redemption.  Finally, since we are designed to function as a body and not an isolated ear or foot, we must band together as a body to build up and encourage our fellow pilgrims as we journey together.

At Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute it is our vision to function as a support to churches and families as together we endeavor to see these directives fulfilled in our lives and the lives of our students.   We have no desire to become another option in the smorgasbord of entertainment and diversion, but rather to be a dynamic tool that God can use to perform His work in and through each of us.  We appreciate your support as we strive to perfect the saints, equip them for ministry, and build up the body of Christ.

Clifford Schrock, Administrator

Nondiscrimination Policy

Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.