[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maranatha is committed to honoring God and training Christian leaders for ministry (Ephesians 4:12). Appearance is a very recognizable part of one’s testimony, and believers are admonished in 1 Timothy 4:12 to be examples in every area of life. Maranatha’s dress code is guided by the following principles:

  • Modesty (“does what I am wearing draw undue attention to me?”)
  • Appropriateness (“does what I am wearing fit my activity and my context?”)
  • Gender Distinction (“does what I am wearing reflect God’s created order?”)
  • Preparation for leadership (“does what I am wearing aim for the ideal rather than just meet the standard?”)

Specific applications for the principles will differ depending on context, but the mentality developed through Maranatha’s dress code is transferable to every context. Believers represent Christ and must often set aside individual liberties in the short term in order to achieve long term goals for the cause of Christ.

The University asks that students support its application of the above principles understanding that some aspects of the dress code reflect institutional policy. These institutional policies are intended to maintain standards that convey a mentality, set a high standard, and are easy to understand and enforce.

Dress regulations apply to:

  • On-campus students
  • Off-campus students
  • Children and spouses of married students
  • Former students when they visit campus
  • Online-only students when visiting campus

Also see:

Men’s Dress Code      Women’s Dress Code