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The purpose of
- To provide the opportunity for students to do systematic study, grounded on a complete commitment to the Bible as God’s inerrant and infallible Word.
- To lead the student to an enthusiastic loyalty to Christ and His mission.
- To train Christians for intelligent and dedicated leadership in missions, church life, and family responsibilities.
All courses offered are designed to challenge the students to do their best in study and practical application so that the Gospel of Christ will be carried forward and the body of Christ edified.
Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute extends a welcome to you to participate in a systematic study of the Bible and subjects relevant to Christian service. Our desire is to see believers like yourself come to a practical and meaningful understanding of Scriptures for the work God has called them to do in our present world. The Institute can provide the atmosphere a person needs for concentration on the study of God’s Word and for the fulfillment of the command to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (II Tim. 2:15).
The Institute strives to help its students use the Bible as a filter for every aspect of life. We make every decision on the basis of either the standards of the world or the standards of the God of the Universe. Unless we view the issues of life the way God views them, we will not be able to accomplish all that He would have us accomplish for the heavenly kingdom. Christian parents, missionaries, teachers, pastors, and Christian workers have a great responsibility to be a clear light in a dark world of sin. Unless we use the filter of God’s Word, there will be personal consequences and a muddling of our Christian testimony.
The Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute began its ministry in 1977 by offering one six-week term of study. Through the following years it has grown to now offer five six-week terms of study in Bible, Theology, Missions, Music, Language, History, and Practical Studies. The institute also offers a six-week summer W.A.T.E.R. (World Awareness Training in Evangelistic Responsibility) program and other enrichment programs. The enrollment at SMBI has remained small by design to create the greatest openness for life-changing interaction between students and faculty. Both single and married students are housed on campus or in housing nearby.
Inspiration of Scripture
God: His Existence and Nature
We believe in God as Creator and Sustainer of all things; we accept the Genesis account of creation as authentic.
Fall of Man
Jesus Christ and Redemption
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
The Institution of the Church
Satan: His Person and Work
New Testament Ordinances
We believe that the New Testament ordinances are for the Christian; that baptism be administered upon confession of faith; that communion be observed as a memorial of Christ’s death; that feet washing be observed literally by the saints; that the holy kiss be practiced as an expression of Christian love; that the Christian woman be veiled; that anointing of oil be administered to the sick for healing to those who call for it in faith; and that marriage be the union of one man and one woman for life with Christians marrying “only in the Lord.”
The Christian’s Relation to Society
Return of Christ
The Final Consummation
We believe in a place of eternal punishment for the devil, his angels