The mission of Maranatha Baptist Seminary is to glorify God by further preparing His servants for gospel ministry.
If your passion is to know Christ and Him alone and you want to know more about Christ and His Word but find it impossible to leave your current ministry or job, this might be the degree for you.
Biblical Counseling (MA)
In full-time ministry, or full-time vocation, but want to be a more effective communicator of biblical counsel for those struggling with sin? Consider our Biblical Counseling degree.
Master of Divinity
Our Master of Divinity program is geared to those looking to adequately serve the Lord in the local church and other ministries. The focus is on effectively communicating the Word of God.
The majority of the seminary classes are offered in the traditional, residential model. You will be in a classroom at a specific time on specific days, interacting with fellow students and with the professor. The traditional classes are sixteen weeks in length, and all course work is done by the end of the last week of class. Almost all of these traditional classes are live-streamed for our virtual students.
Can’t be on campus for an entire semester, but still want to take a course on campus? Consider taking a course in module format. Our modules begin on Monday, usually in the afternoon, and conclude Friday afternoon. Module courses are only offered occasionally.
Join a module or semester-long residential course from home via the Internet in real-time. Since you are joining a live class, you will need to be logged in at specific times on specific days to complete these courses (some recording and playback options are available if you a miss an occasional class). Regular attendance in virtual classes is required.
Many of the courses required for the MA and MDiv programs may be taken online. You do not usually need to be online at a specific time of the day to complete online courses. The online courses are usually eight weeks in length, but still provide a full semester’s worth of material, so they are intense. You also have an additional four weeks to finish up reading and writing assignments.
News & Announcements
Seminary Dean-Mr. Mark Herbster
Maranatha Baptist Seminary has been led by Mark Herbster since the summer of 2018. Mark serves as the Dean of Maranatha Baptist Seminary and of the School of Bible and Church Ministries.
Dr. Marty MarriottPresident
Dr. Steve LoveMissions
Dr. Bryan BrockExpository Preaching
Dr. Matt DavisPastoral Theology
Dr. Jeffrey DrostOrganizational Leadership
Dr. David SaxonChurch History
Dr. Larry OatsSystematic Theology
Dr. Andrew HudsonGreek, New Testament
Dr. Andrew GoodwillTheological Studies
Dr. Daniel StevensBiblical Studies
Research Tools – Every Bible student needs a gateway for theological research. These tools can be used to broaden, narrow, or refine your research by accessing credible books and articles for in-depth study.
Research Helps – A series of items that will help you navigate the ever-expanding, but increasingly difficult world or ministry research online. We show you online research helps, popular websites, and tools for in-depth study.
MBU Chapel Sermons
The daily chapel at Maranatha offers an opportunity for students to hear some excellent Bible teaching and preaching. Our sermons are archived online for you to download and enjoy.
Click here to view our compilation of chapel sermon series.
Keep Your Heart – “Keep Your Heart” is a daily invitation for you to meditate on God’s deliverance, His protection, His patience, and His presence as you experience life’s joys and trials.
The Church of the Fundamentalist – It is the purpose of this work to explore one theological segment—the doctrine of the church, including how the various men and movements came to understand this doctrine and how that understanding affected their affiliations and actions.
Maranatha Chapel Sermon Series Books
Educated to Joyfully Serve!
C.A., MBS, MDiv
Professors Encouraged us to Think!
Chip and Sara (Pill) Herbert
No Better Way to Prepare for Great Commission Living
The style of the MBS classes also made it simple to fit in schoolwork with other responsibilities of life. I never felt like my classes were controlling my time beyond what was reasonable. This was mainly a credit to the attitude of the professors, who were always willing to work with potential ministry conflicts.