Maranatha students actively minister through local churches, ministry teams, and individual initiative. All students have the opportunity to serve in a local church, many in youth and music ministries. Societies also provide a vehicle for community service, outreach, and volunteer work. The Global Encounters program sends 100 or more students around the world to spread the gospel every summer. Maranatha students also know they are a witness wherever they go--school, their workplace, or handing out tracts on a street corner. The University provides its students many opportunities for leadership, ministry, and winning others to Christ.