Academic Core

The Maranatha academic experience

Our Academic Core

If you develop a God-centered worldview, you will be more useful to Christ and more motivated to serve Him. At the foundation of a Maranatha education are the Biblical and General Studies cores. We want you to know not only the Word of God, but also the broader framework of human history and culture so you can be more effective in the vocation to which God calls you.

Through these carefully designed cores, you will learn to see the world from a biblical viewpoint—a framework that provides perspective for values and goals, skills for problem-solving and decision-making, and competence in the critical thinking necessary to evaluate good and evil in a confused and confusing world. You will learn to effectively and yet compassionately communicate truth to a needy world, to develop the whole person, and to bring every aspect of your life under the lordship of Christ.

Biblical Studies Core Objectives

Upon completion of the Biblical Studies core, you should:

  • Comprehend basic Bible knowledge and Christian doctrine, including man’s origin, purpose, and destiny from a biblical perspective.
  • Develop proficiency in biblical studies methodology, in biblical interpretation, and in appropriate application to the issues of life.
  • Recognize the Bible as the foundational resource for developing a personal set of values through the integration of biblical truth into life.
  • Develop a close relationship with God through a greater knowledge and application of His written Word.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the Gospel clearly and credibly.
  • Know and value the heritage, history, and distinctives of the Fundamental Baptist movement.
  • Be able to articulate a biblical worldview that will tie all fields of study to the Scriptures and to the God of the Scriptures.

General Studies Core Objectives

Upon completion of the General Studies core, you should:

  • Understand the historical and cultural context of present society.
  • Clearly articulate thoughts, ideas, and beliefs in a logical and organized manner through writing and speech.
  • Think critically, making sound judgments regarding the worth and merit of various ideas, values, or artistic expressions.
  • Understand people, their motives, interactions, and cultures.
  • Utilize a systematic and disciplined approach toward examining nature and solving quantitative problems.
  • Appreciate the order and design of creation.
  • Make God-honoring moral and ethical choices.
  • Appreciate Biblical values such as diligence, integrity, humility, and purity, and acquire a care and concern for maintaining the health of the physical body.