The mission of Maranatha Baptist Seminary is to glorify God by further preparing His servants for gospel ministry.

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Bible (MA)


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.

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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.

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Biblical Studies (MA)


This program emphasizes biblical languages, biblical studies, and theological courses, while providing you with classroom opportunities to learn.

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Chaplaincy (MDiv)


The chaplaincy training program prepares its students to serve as military chaplains upon their graduation. This program is Department of Defense approved..

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Intercultural Studies (MA)


This program emphasizes missions topics applied from a strong biblical framework. A summer internship on various fields are part of the program.

Urban Program!   Global Program!

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.

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Doctor of Ministry


With an emphasis on both preaching and leading, this degree includes training in dynamic preaching, theology of leadership, and change and conflict management.

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Learning Options

Resident Classes


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.

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Campus Modules


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.

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Virtual Classes


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.

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Online


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

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New Seminary Dean!

Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary are pleased to announce the addition of Mark Herbster to the Maranatha family beginning in the summer of 2018. Mark will serve as the new Dean of Maranatha Baptist Seminary and of the School of Bible and Church Ministries.

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Seminary Resources

The Pastor’s Library

This is an excellent list of books compiled by the faculty of Maranatha. It identifies a few of the best books in each area of importance – books of the Bible, theology, and areas of ministry interest.

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Sunesis Blog

The Sunesis blog regularly showcases what the MBU Seminary faculty and administration are reading, writing, and talking about.

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MBU Theological Journal

The Maranatha Baptist University and Maranatha Baptist Seminary Theological E-Journal addresses theological and practical issues from a biblical viewpoint.

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Book Reviews

Our seminary professors read constantly and have written reviews of books on today’s market.

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Webinars

Maranatha Baptist Seminary has provided a series of free webinars (web-based seminars) from previous academic years, designed to strengthen church leadership. Each topic offers free training to Christian leaders in vital areas of local church ministry.

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Research

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.
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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.
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Research Methods – Effective research requires a plan. We offer a series of helpful steps that will assist you in formulating and executing your plan.
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The Roger Williams Collection

Maranatha is pleased to offer a unique collection of Baptist Books on CD from the library of Richard C. Weeks (Maranatha’s first academic dean) through the ministry of Classic Baptist Books.

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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.

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Maranatha Books

Walk Worthy – This daily devotional is produced by the students enrolled in Maranatha Baptist Seminary.
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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.

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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.
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Testimonials

Educated to Joyfully Serve!

At Maranatha Baptist Seminary, I learned to constantly strive to rightly divide the Word of Truth. I was tutored to become a critical thinker, and yet remain dependent on God’s Spirit as my tutor. I was educated to joyfully serve Christ’s church and seek a life of purity and devotion to Him. I am taking all these wonderful experiences into the classrooms and the pulpits in my homeland. God is doing marvelous things at Maranatha!

C.A., MBS, MDiv

2018-03-12T13:55:21+00:00

C.A., MBS, MDiv

At Maranatha Baptist Seminary, I learned to constantly strive to rightly divide the Word of Truth. I was tutored to become a critical thinker, and yet remain dependent on God’s Spirit as my tutor. I was educated to joyfully serve Christ’s church and seek a life of purity and devotion to Him. I am taking all these wonderful experiences into the classrooms and the pulpits in my homeland. God is doing marvelous things at Maranatha!

Professors Encouraged us to Think!

The time we spent at Maranatha was one of the most valuable times of our lives. Not only did we receive excellent instruction and great resources, but our professors encouraged us to think through issues. We built friendships with many of our teachers and could reach out to any of them today, confident they would take time to respond. There’s a passion both for ministry and excellent theological training at Maranatha.

Chip and Sara (Pill) Herbert

2018-03-12T14:19:05+00:00

Chip and Sara (Pill) Herbert

The time we spent at Maranatha was one of the most valuable times of our lives. Not only did we receive excellent instruction and great resources, but our professors encouraged us to think through issues. We built friendships with many of our teachers and could reach out to any of them today, confident they would take time to respond. There’s a passion both for ministry and excellent theological training at Maranatha.

No Better Way to Prepare for Great Commission Living

Seminary training at Maranatha empowered me to think biblically, write succinctly, speak persuasively, and live sincerely. In my experience, there is not better way to prepare for impacting the world through informed Great Commission living than attending Maranatha Baptist Seminary.

Jonathan Rehfeldt

2018-09-19T09:23:26+00:00

Jonathan Rehfeldt

Seminary training at Maranatha empowered me to think biblically, write succinctly, speak persuasively, and live sincerely. In my experience, there is not better way to prepare for impacting the world through informed Great Commission living than attending Maranatha Baptist Seminary.

Engaging Classes

My time at MBS was beneficial to my current ministry on multiple levels. The classes were engaging not only through the material discussed, but also through the opportunities to discuss many different topics with men and women in many different areas of ministry. The greatest benefit that I found with MBS was the opportunity to continue ministering both at the school and in my local church while working on my degree. Both the classes and the practical experience in leadership allowed me to transition smoothly into my current ministry.

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.

Caleb Farmer

2018-09-19T09:24:09+00:00

Caleb Farmer

My time at MBS was beneficial to my current ministry on multiple levels. The classes were engaging not only through the material discussed, but also through the opportunities to discuss many different topics with men and women in many different areas of ministry. The greatest benefit that I found with MBS was the opportunity to continue ministering both at the school and in my local church while working on my degree. Both the classes and the practical experience in leadership allowed me to transition smoothly into my current ministry. 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.