Construction Ministry Volunteers Replace Melford Roof

Construction Ministry Volunteers Replace Melford Roof

The atmosphere in Melford Hall seemed dramatically different from June 9-16. It may have been the sound of tool belts jangling. Perhaps it was the smell of aftershave or the echoes of animated discussions about NASCAR and golf. The women’s dormitory was certainly a different place—and, thanks to a crew of nine volunteers from Independent [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...]

Israel, Maranatha Focus on Historic Football Game

Israel, Maranatha Focus on Historic Football Game

Maranatha is taking advantage of a unique double opportunity this month—one that will give its students vivid educational, cultural, and spiritual lessons while helping to promote the worldwide popularity of American football. A group of 27 Maranatha football players and coaches has been in Israel since May 6, preparing for a May 17 game against [Continue Reading...]

Unique Ministries for New York City Missions Team

Unique Ministries for New York City Missions Team

On a March day, 16 college-age adults sang songs and told personal stories of critical spiritual decisions in their lives. The men preached from God’s Word. But this was no ordinary church service. The setting was a sidewalk near Times Square, the audience thousands of passers-by who help make up “The City that Never Sleeps.” [Continue Reading...]

Sherburn (’04) Brings Scientific Perspective to Winterfest

Sherburn (’04) Brings Scientific Perspective to Winterfest

Dr. Jesse Sherburn is grateful for a job with positive impact—no pun intended. Sherburn (’04), a Research Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, returned to campus recently to speak to the student body during Winterfest week. He took a short respite from duties that [Continue Reading...]

Heidi Fletcher: God Provides

Heidi Fletcher: God Provides

The locker room scene was odd, especially following a victory. Players hugged, cried, and said goodbye to Heidi Fletcher. The sophomore guard from Riverdale, MI, had packed her belongings for the Dec. 17 trip to Grand Rapids, MI, where Maranatha’s women’s basketball team was to play Grace Bible College. When the bus drove away from [Continue Reading...]