Ministry As We See It

Ministry As We See It

Meet Isabella, a dazzling, energetic, and feisty nine-year-old with a wild imagination and a love for volleyball, Girl Scouts, and friends. But behind her beautiful smile, there is a medically fragile child who has endured more pain and suffering than most people do in a lifetime. At birth, “Bella” was diagnosed with esophageal atresia, three [Continue Reading...]

Christian vs. Secular College

Christian vs. Secular College

Bill exhaled a small sigh of relief as he dropped the yellow legal pad onto the kitchen table. After hours of adding, subtracting, budgeting, and projecting, he had obtained clear-cut numerical evidence that his daughter Kelly would be attending State University in the fall. It was a less expensive option than the Christian college four [Continue Reading...]

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...]

Furnari’s Study Abroad Experience Provides New Perspective

Furnari’s Study Abroad Experience Provides New Perspective

Garrett Furnari, a junior Cross-Cultural Studies major, spent the 2012 fall semester in Salamanca, Spain, through Maranatha’s Study Abroad program. Furnari’s environment completely immersed him in Spanish, and included the opportunity to audit classes at the University of Salamanca. He took Arabic, Islamic Thought, and Second Language French 1. Furnari chose these classes because of [Continue Reading...]

Study Abroad Program Combines Academics, Missions

Study Abroad Program Combines Academics, Missions

Any Maranatha student can experience a different culture firsthand by taking advantage of the Study Abroad program. “It’s a great opportunity for students to make new friends … and be a witness,” said Dr. Manuel Morales, Associate Professor of Spanish, who oversees the program. Students going to Peru take classes at César Vallejo University, which [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...]

Students Help Storm-Ravaged New York City Church

Students Help Storm-Ravaged New York City Church

Click here to download photos from the New York City relief trip Hurricane Sandy—nicknamed “The Perfect Storm” by some news agencies—provided eight Maranatha students a perfect opportunity for ministry. The missions team, assembled in an eight-hour span during the evening of Nov. 1 and morning of Nov. 2, spent two days helping Bethel Baptist Fellowship [Continue Reading...]

Rice Encourages Burden for Deaf Ministries

Rice Encourages Burden for Deaf Ministries

Ronnie Rice, an evangelist with International Deaf Ministries of Virginia, spoke to Maranatha’s Beginning Sign Language class recently. Rice was an orphan, saved as a teenager while working at Bill Rice Ranch. Ranch employees were required to attend church services. It was at one of those services that a church member led Rice to the [Continue Reading...]