Maranatha strives today to fulfill its mission of more than 40 years—to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.”
Students can choose from more than 31 majors, 35 minors, 8 associate’s programs, and a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning. Maranatha Baptist Seminary offers 8 graduate degrees, including the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Leading. Courses were taught to a combined 1,337 students through the University, Seminary, and Maranatha Online during the 2014-2105 academic year. The students came from 46 states and 20 countries.
There are several distinctives that set Maranatha apart from other Christian colleges. From a spiritual perspective, its fundamental Baptist position and local church emphasis are vital. From an academic perspective, regional accreditation and the wide scope of its programs offer graduates nearly unlimited career and ministry opportunities. All students must complete a core of Bible courses as well as the requirements for their major and minor.
“I want parents and students to know we will stay true to our foundation, to the fundamentals of the faith that are as important to them as they are to us,” College President Dr. Marty Marriott said. “We will always be Baptist, biblical, dispensational, and evangelistic. We will always emphasize the local church. Those are non-negotiables. There aren’t going to be sudden shifts in what we believe or how we apply those beliefs. We’re going to stay the course that has been laid out for us over the last 40 years.”