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…]

Annual Fund Campaign: Thank You For Investing in Me

Annual Fund Campaign: Thank You For Investing in Me

Download the PDF version here Maranatha Director of Development Steve Board said that, as fundraising efforts go, the Safety and Security Campaign was not a hard sell at all. “I think everybody understands that, in the environment we live in today, students need security,” Board said. “Especially where they live and sleep.” One of the [Continue Reading…]

Education: A Worthwhile Investment?

Education: A Worthwhile Investment?

Download the PDF version here Many print and Web publications regularly explore the topic of whether a college education is worthwhile. This has become an even more common discussion recently. America’s economic downturn has made answering this question a high priority for many families. When the most current evidence is examined, however, the consensus is [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…]

ROTC Volunteers Build Community Relations

ROTC Volunteers Build Community Relations

Physical fitness and competition are both very familiar to ROTC Cadets, so it was a natural fit for Maranatha’s Charlie Company to accept a request for assistance with Watertown’s second annual Rockman Challenge, a mini-triathlon. The Rockman Challenge, organized by Gregg Breese, Pete Berres, and other local outdoor and fitness enthusiasts, features a 3-mile paddle [Continue Reading…]

Chinese Students Find New Home at Maranatha

Chinese Students Find New Home at Maranatha

Chinese students Chun Chun Zhang (Patricia) and Wen Qian Shang Guan (Anna) joined the Maranatha student body this fall. Both were saved after an evangelist spoke at their high school, Eucon International School in Saipan. Anna said she was thankful her parents did not forbid her from coming to a college so far from home. [Continue Reading…]