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Development clubs move Maranatha departments forward by helping meet specific inter-departmental needs. Club members and other faithful donors have sacrificially given toward these projects for many years. We appreciate friends who have partnered with us to help in the Lord’s work. Click here to read what we accomplished in the past thanks to donors like you!

Current Projects

Builders Club

August 2021 | Ski Ergometer, Weight Room Equipment

Strength and conditioning are part of the daily and weekly routines of our student-athletes. Olympic bars, kettle bells, dumbbells, and bumper plates are worn out from extensive use. This worn-out equipment is unsafe, unprofessional, and needs to be replaced.

The Athletic Department is raising $8,000 for the replacement of various weight room equipment and to purchase a Ski Ergometer. These purchases will enable student-athletes to train effectively, minimize the risk of injury, and rehabilitate those who have sustained an injury.

Your continued support and giving benefits the student-athletes, as well as the entire campus population. Thank you!

In HIS service,

Rob Thompson

Athletic Director

Athletics Club

June-September 2021 | NCAA Baseball Bat Tester

Thank you to all who have faithfully contributed to the Athletics Club. Recent support has provided funds to help with the purchase of video equipment for the softball and volleyball teams. This equipment will aid the teams in their ability to provide game analysis on performance and processes, resulting in adjustments to training, implementation of advanced systems of play and the development of our student-athletes. Additionally, recent funds have been used to upgrade customized outdoor tents and floor mops.

The project for May-August is to raise money for a “bat tester” for the baseball team for the Spring 2022 season. The tester will register the compression of a bat used for games. The NCAA has delayed the implementation of the bat tester due to COVID 19, but as of January 1, 2022 it will be required for every team to test every bat for every game.

The current project goal is $1,350.

On behalf of the student-athletes of Maranatha, we thank you for your support through the Athletics Club.

Go Sabercats! #Snarlstrong

Rob Thompson
Athletic Director


Fine Arts Club

 July-August 2021 | Wenger Chairs for Burckart Hall

As I write this, we are completing an unusual year. COVID required many adjustments for us, but the Lord enabled us to carry on and even prosper.


Our students presented quality recitals this past spring. Our Music on Mondays chamber music series was a success, and our music students scored in the 99th percentile compared to 100 other colleges and universities. They work hard, and we are so proud of them.


Our summer ensembles have left for their summer tours. If you are in a church where they minister, catch them. The Praisemen’s itinerary and the Heritage Singers itinerary are on-line.


This month’s project is purchasing Wenger chairs for our recital hall. Currently, we set up a mixture of white and black chairs for each recital/concert. Having the black Wenger chairs will enable the entire room to be uniform. Each chair is around $75 (a bit cheaper in larger quantities). We would eventually like to purchase 70-90.


Thank you for your faithfulness. It is required in all of us that we be faithful. Pray that all of us at MBU would have that kind of heart.


The Lord Bless you.

David Ledgerwood



Whether it’s classrooms or character, the Builders Club maintains the tradition of building Maranatha. Members have supplied the university with technological upgrades, furniture, equipment, and office renovation.


The Athletics Club provides support to the mission of the athletic department and the overall needs of student-athletes. Members have provided the athletic department with training and weight room upgrades, conditioning equipment, coaching apparel, and statistical software.


The Fine Arts Club gathers donations for projects specific to the music and dramatic needs of the university. Members of the Fine Arts Club have presented the university with classroom and performance instruments, stage flooring, wireless microphones, and inventory software.

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The impact of the club donations has been priceless in the lives of our students on campus. Athletic Club donations have provided new training and game equipment, Builders Club has provided much-needed renovations and upgrades to our campus facilities, and the Fine Arts Club has offered our students new instruments, teaching tools, and so much more.