Global Encounters

"Mission trips have the potential of opening ones senses to a greater need of the grace of God in their own lives and seeing that grace received in the lives of those to whom they minister." Dr. Steve Love, Director of Global Encounters

The objective of Global Encounters is to strategically mobilize the faculty and students of Maranatha into needy regions around the world for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God.

Every Maranatha student is encouraged to consider taking a mission trip with Global Encounters. Of our 2015 residential graduating seniors, about one-third traveled with Global Encounters during their undergraduate years.  According to Dr. Love, "This is a blessing for which we are indebted to God and a tribute to the mindset of our student body."

Participating students are required to raise their own support for each trip, allowing donors to connect with Maranatha in a unique way. Currently, over 6,000 donors have given over 1.25 million dollars toward student mission trips. Ultimately, these funds help students partake in mission trips that mold and enhance their view of ministry, missions, and the local church.

You can apply to go on a Global Encounters trip here