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…]

Klaudt Takes a Different Path to Maranatha

Klaudt Takes a Different Path to Maranatha

Marvin Klaudt, at first glance, is a typical transfer student going through transfer student battles—juggling his classes, enduring Wisconsin weather, and playing midfield for the Maranatha men’s soccer team. Klaudt recorded his second hat trick of the season Monday during a 10-2 win over Great Lakes Christian. He scored two game-winning goals in the same [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…]

Pastors Seek Energetic Students at Ministry Recruitment Day

Pastors Seek Energetic Students at Ministry Recruitment Day

Click here to download photos from Ministry Recruitment Day 2012 Pastors with a desire to “energize” their churches gathered September 6 at Maranatha—a great place to find energy sources. Many new pastors, and at least one new church, came to campus for Ministry Recruitment Day. The annual event helps pair students looking for local church [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…]