Dr. Neal Cushman Enhances Bible Department’s Cross-Cultural Experience

Dr. Neal Cushman Enhances Bible Department’s Cross-Cultural Experience

From a camp in Nova Scotia, from a college in Wisconsin’s Great North Woods, and from the mission fields of Africa, Asia, and Europe, Dr. Neal Cushman will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to students at Maranatha this fall. Dr. Cushman is the latest addition to the Bible Department faculty, specializing in Greek, [Continue Reading...]

Global Encounters: Who Will Tell Them?

Global Encounters: Who Will Tell Them?

Download the PDF version here Peter Thompson’s most enduring memory from his August 2012 trip to Ireland won’t be of castles or clover fields or folk music. Thompson (’12) instead will think back on the Reformers Unanimous meeting he attended in Bray, and his conversation with an Irishman who fully realized how much he needed [Continue Reading...]

Church Planting Conference Explores Vital Ministry

Church Planting Conference Explores Vital Ministry

Mark Brooks is convinced of the need to train and encourage church planters. “It needs to be an emphasis,” Brooks said. “It needs to be a huge emphasis.” Brooks (’90), pastor of the four-year-old Heritage Baptist Church of Cedarburg, WI, was one of four guest speakers for the first Maranatha Church Planting Conference. The Oct. [Continue Reading...]

Argentina Missions Team Provides Music, Ministry

Argentina Missions Team Provides Music, Ministry

Click here to download photos from Team Argentina 2012 Maranatha’s Global Encounters program was able to send 18 students, faculty, and staff members to Argentina this summer to minister with missionaries Ron and Christine Self in Buenos Aires. “It was an amazing trip,” graduate student Carl Conrad said of the team’s three-week stay. Graduate student [Continue Reading...]

Ireland Team Aids Missionaries

Ireland Team Aids Missionaries

Click here to download photos from Team Ireland 2012 Londonderry, Ireland, once the home of radical political reformers, was visited by a much different group of reformers in August—Maranatha’s Global Encounters team. The eight-member team spent the first 1 1/2 weeks of the three-week trip with missionary Travis Snode in Northern Ireland. The students provided [Continue Reading...]

Students Find Open Arms in Ukraine

Students Find Open Arms in Ukraine

Click here to see more photos of the Global Encounters team’s trip to Ukraine Some of the Bible’s most powerful messages can leap any language barrier. “The love of Christ needed no translator,” Amber Campbell (’12) said after Maranatha’s Global Encounters team returned from its three-week trip to Ukraine. “God taught me a huge lesson [Continue Reading...]

Ministry is Global: 2012 Missions Trips

Ministry is Global: 2012 Missions Trips

Most students who take part in Maranatha’s Global Encounters missions trip program return with unique stories to tell. Timothy McKinney’s was just a little more unique than others. “I helped deliver a baby,” said McKinney, a senior Nursing major and part of a seven-person medical missions team that traveled to central Africa in March to [Continue Reading...]

Biblical Languages Major Added

Biblical Languages Major Added

Bible Department Chair Brian Trainer has a particular type of student in mind for the department’s new major. “A really, really smart one,” Trainer said. Really, really smart students will be able to major in Biblical Languages beginning in the fall of 2012. The program combines 31 hours of language classes—Greek and Hebrew grammar, linguistics, [Continue Reading...]