New Opportunities with Bridge to Campus

New Opportunities with Bridge to Campus

In today’s economy, many graduating high school seniors are facing the reality that they may not be able to start college right away. Financial constraints often force them to work for a year and maybe take a few local community college courses before beginning their formal college education. Parents and pastors are often concerned that [Continue Reading...]

Updates and Improvements for Fall Semester

Updates and Improvements for Fall Semester

The Maranatha campus has experienced many improvements over the summer. Buildings have been repaired, and offices have been relocated and redecorated. Carey Dorm and two duplexes were reroofed by a group of volunteers with Independent Baptist Builders International. The team consisted of eight professional builders who volunteer their vacation time to help ministries with building [Continue Reading...]

Business Community Breakfast: Having a Positive Influence

Business Community Breakfast: Having a Positive Influence

Chuck Warner of Edward Jones Investments has been impressed by the work ethic of Maranatha students. He served as Chairman of the Riverside Chamberland Project, a community-built children’s playground project in Watertown. “We were able to attract a lot of Maranatha folks to help work that project,” Warner said. “The work ethic that they showed [Continue Reading...]

Dr. Neal Cushman enhances Bible Department’s cross-cultural experience

Dr. Neal Cushman enhances Bible Department’s cross-cultural experience

From a camp in Nova Scotia, from a college in Wisconsin’s Great North Woods, and from the mission fields of Africa, Asia, and Europe, Dr. Neal Cushman will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to students at Maranatha this fall. Dr. Cushman is the latest addition to the Bible Department faculty, specializing in Greek, [Continue Reading...]

Taking the Next Step

Taking the Next Step

Pastors who encourage church members to participate in ministry often say “The best ability is availability.” When regional accreditation is discussed, however, portability—the ability for credits to transfer between colleges—is certainly among its most compelling aspects. The National Survey of Student Engagement found that up to 50 percent of all students either transfer or take [Continue Reading...]

Impact Gifts: Making a Difference for Students

Impact Gifts: Making a Difference for Students

College is expensive. Finances can be a major concern for students planning to attend college. Some who come to college wonder every day where the next tuition payment will come from. Maranatha is working hard to mitigate this problem and help provide students the assurance of a fully paid semester. One of Maranatha’s recent goals [Continue Reading...]

Regional vs. National Accreditation

Regional vs. National Accreditation

Regional accreditation vs. national accreditation is an argument that can be confounding based on terminology alone. National must be better, right? Because it covers the whole nation? Actually, no. Regionally accredited institutions are the safest choice in higher education, the gold standard used by professional and graduate schools as well as potential employers. There are [Continue Reading...]