Missions

Reaching the world

Maranatha is intensifying its efforts to train the next generation of Christian leaders to reach out to an increasingly global society in creative, God-honoring ways. Maranatha’s Baptist missionary degree includes a Bible core curriculum that emphasizes core doctrines and biblical literacy and also teaches students to deal with competing philosophies, current trends, and cross-cultural issues. In response to challenges from urbanization, technology, pluralism, and restricted access countries, the missions program includes a strong linguistics curriculum and an emphasis on understanding worldviews.


Short-term missions

Assembled during an eight-hour span from the evening of Nov. 1 to the morning of Nov. 2, 2013, a missions team from Maranatha spent two days helping Bethel Baptist Fellowship in Brooklyn after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The men performed cleanup work in the flooded church building and, with the help of their fellow students, provided clothing, food, and other essential items for distribution to the Sheepshead Bay community. Read more about their trip to New York.


Global Encounters

Each summer, more than 100 Maranatha students see God change their lives as they travel overseas to places like South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Global Encounters is Maranatha’s strategy to mobilize faculty and students to partner with local churches worldwide and reach into the needy regions of the globe with the gospel.  Since the program began in 2006, more than 100 students have traveled internationally every year. Click here for more information on Global Encounters trips.


Your potential career

  • Missionary
  • Assistant pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Camp worker
  • Christian education director
  • After-school program worker

Your potential schedule (Men)

Fall Spring 
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Introduction to Missions2Theology of Missions2
Language Requirement3Language Requirement3
English Composition 13English Composition 23
The Modern World3Fund. of Public Speaking2
Fall Spring 
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3Biblical Interpretation3
Introduction to Sociology3Acts3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
History of Christianity3Language Requirement3
Langauge Requirement3Baptist Heritage3
Music Appreciation2
Fall Spring Summer 
Theology 13Theology 32Missions Internship3
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Homiletics2Homiletics Practicum2
Methods in Mentoring2The Christian Home2
World Religions3Cultural Anthropology3
Math or Science Elective3Cross-Cultural Communication3
Introduction to Philosophy2Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Fundamentalism3
Dispensationalism3Theology 23
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Linguistics3Missions Seminar3
Ethics2American Studies Elective3
Literature Elective3Apologetics2

Your potential schedule (Women)

Fall Spring 
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
Introduction to Missions2Theology of Missions2
Language Requirement3Language Requirement3
English Composition 13English Composition 23
The Modern World3Fund. of Public Speaking2
Music Appreciation2
Fall Spring 
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3Biblical Interpretation3
Introduction to Sociology3Acts3
History of Christianity3Language Requirement3
Language Requirement3Baptist Heritage3
Minor3Minor3
Fall Spring Summer 
Theology 13Theology 32Missions Internship3
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Methods in Mentoring2The Christian Home2
World Religions3Cultural Anthropology3
Minor3Cross-Cultural Communication3
Math or Science Elective3Minor3
Introduction to Philosophy2Math or Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Theology 23
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Linguistics3Missions Seminar3
Minor3Minor3
Ethics2Apologetics2
Literature Elective3

"Global Encounters will change your life as long as you are open to God’s calling," - Amber Campbell