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Overview | Missions

Maranatha’s missions program employs a Bible curriculum that emphasizes core doctrines and biblical literacy and also prepares you to handle competing philosophies, current trends, and cross-cultural issues. In response to challenges from urbanization, technology, pluralism, and restricted access countries, this program braces you with a biblical understanding of worldviews and includes a supplemental linguistics curriculum. A missions minor can be combined with a major such as business or education to allow you to minister effectively overseas as a teacher or business person.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a biblical philosophy of missions in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to respond to the dynamics of culture from a biblical worldview.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and describe best practices related to pastoral ministry and church administration.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to explain the Baptist distinctives in the context of Baptist history.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and apply biblical truth accurately and effectively in preaching and writing.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Old Testament Survey (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Introduction to Missions (2)
Language Requirement (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (16) Women (14)

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Theology of Missions (2)
Language Requirement (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Music Elective* (2)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (15) Women (15)

Semester 1

Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
History of Christianity (3)
Language Requirement (3)
Minor* (3)
Music Elective† (2)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (16) Women (15)

Semester 2

Biblical Interpretation (3)
Acts (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Language Requirement (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Minor* (3)
Math or Science Elective* (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (14) Women (18)

Semester 1

Theology 1 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Homiletics† (2)
Methods in Mentoring (2)
World Religions (3)
Minor* (3)
Math or Science Elective† (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (2)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (18) Women (16)

Semester 2

Theology 2 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Homiletics Practicum† (2)
Cultural Anthropology (3)
Cross-Cultural Communications (3)
Minor* (3)
Ethics (2)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (16) Women (17)

 

Summer

Missions Internship (3)

Semester 1

Theology 3 (2)
Dispensationalism† (3)
Bible Elective* (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Linguistics (3)
Minor* (3)
The Christian Home (2)
Literature Elective (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (15) Women (16)

Semester 2

Theology 4 (2)
Fundamentalism† (3)
Apologetics (2)
Bible Elective* (3)
Pastoral Theology† (2)
Minor* (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)

†Required for men
*Required for women

Total Credits: Men (15) Women (16)

Related Majors

Biblical Counseling
Biblical Studies
Nursing

Related Minors

Aviation
Cross-Cultural Studies
Spanish

Potential Career Fields

Missionary
Assistant pastor
Youth pastor
Camping ministry
Christian ministry director
Inner-city ministry

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Steven K. Love

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Associate Professor
Credentials
DMin, Luther Rice University
MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary
BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Larry Oats

Seminary | Professor
Credentials
PhD Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
ThM, Maranatha Baptist University
MDiv, Maranatha Baptist University
MA Bible, Maranatha Baptist University
BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

Bryan Brock

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
DMin Expository Preaching, The Master’s Seminary
MDiv, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

Marty S. Marriott

College of Bible and Church Ministries | President
Credentials
DD, Maranatha Baptist University
MDiv, Temple Baptist Theological Seminary
MA Biblical Studies and Languages, Maranatha Baptist University
BS Business Management, Liberty University
BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

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