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      WELCOME TO MARANATHAPLUS!

      Maranatha Baptist University has long served the Christian community as a trusted higher ed institution. But beyond college and graduate degrees, Maranatha is now providing quality extended online learning opportunities for Christian adults who want to deepen their understanding of topics that interest them or train for greater usefulness in work and in ministry. Explore the MaranathaPlus course offerings—and consider the following ways that MaranathaPlus may be utilized by you, your family, the local church, and Christian ministries.

      • By individual believers
        Maybe you want to simply expand your knowledge in practical ways. Or maybe you would like to build a better biblical foundation for your growing faith. Review the list of available courses and start with one that interests you. Each course can be completed at your own pace.
      • By churches
        MaranathaPlus is especially designed to be a practical aid to local churches. The Bible courses have short videos that can be used for adult education or Sunday school or Bible institute settings. These classes contain resources for teachers and helps for discussion. We know not every teacher in the local church has had the opportunity for doctrinal and practical training at the collegiate level. We can help!
      • By Christian schools
        The courses on MaranathaPlus can be a great tool for classroom use and teacher training.
      • By homeschool families
        Do you need a trusted Bible curriculum for your high school student? Consider using the Old and New Testament series for your teen, along with the introductory courses on Baptist History.

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Available courses

Christian Educator Seminar 2024

MBU faculty members present lectures in areas of their expertise for Christian educators. This seminar package will provide well-rounded encouragement for leaders in education, from the elementary teacher, to the seasoned music instructor, to the administrator.

Expository Teaching for Women 1

This series of courses will prepare women to teach women in local church settings and will include a look at right biblical interpretation, coherent organization, and effective presentation.

Teacher: Rebecca Brock

Acts & Romans (NT 2 Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers for use in Sunday school, Christian school, or Bible-institute type settings. The package includes robust student notes, PowerPoints, and videos licensed for use in the classroom setting. New Testament 2 explores Acts and Romans and covers the formation of the church, beginning of missionary outreach, first century history, the doctrine of salvation, and God's relationship to Israel and its future. 


Acts & Romans | New Testament 2

Acts and Romans covers the formation of the church, beginning of missionary outreach, first century history, the doctrine of salvation, and God's relationship to Israel and its future.

Bible, God, & Man | Bible Doctrine 1

Bible Doctrine is foundational truth. This course emphasizes inspiration, preservation, and the authority of Scripture, and will cover the existence of God, the Trinity, the attributes of God, and the methods by which God has revealed Himself.

Bible, God, & Man (BD 1 Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers for use in Sunday school, Christian school, or Bible institute type settings. The bundle includes robust student notes, PowerPoints, and videos licensed for use in the classroom setting. Bible Doctrine is foundational truth. This course emphasizes inspiration, preservation, and the authority of Scripture, and will cover the existence of God, the Trinity, the attributes of God, and the methods by which God has revealed Himself. 


Christian Apologetics

Can you defend your faith? Can you give a reason for the hope that is within you? Christian Apologetics will build your confidence and expand your reasoning through an examination of the Christian theistic worldview. The course will also evaluate appropriate responses to major arguments set forth by opponents to Christianity.

Christian Apologetics (Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers for use in Sunday school, Christian school, or Bible-institute type settings. The package includes robust student notes, PowerPoints, and videos licensed for use in the classroom setting. Can your students defend their faith? Christian Apologetics will build their confidence and expand their reasoning through an examination of the Christian theistic worldview. The course will also evaluate appropriate responses to major arguments set forth by opponents to Christianity.

Creation Through Pentateuch (OT 1 Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers. The bundle includes extensive student notes, full corresponding PowerPoints, and a group license to show videos in a classroom context. OT1 is a fast-paced course, highlighting steppingstone events through the entire Pentateuch. The class will emphasize the biblical timeline from Creation to Moses, and trace biblical themes, while making clear application to modern-day learners.


Creation Through Pentateuch | Old Testament 1

Old Testament 1 is a fast pace course, highlighting stepping stone events through the entire Pentateuch. The class will emphasize the biblical timeline from Creation to Moses, and trace biblical themes, while making clear applications to modern day learners.

Heroes from Modern Baptist History

Join MBU's resident Baptist historian, Dr. David Saxon, as he shares the stories of significant Baptist leaders.

Heroes from Modern Baptist History (Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers and includes additional resources and a group license to show videos in classroom settings. Join MBU’s resident Baptist historian, Dr. David Saxon, as he shares the stories of significant Baptist leaders! Your students will be both blessed and challenged by the lives of leaders who have made an impact for the cause of Christ.

Introduction to Baptist Distinctives

What makes a Baptist a Baptist? Join Dr. Larry Oat's as he walks through the biblical distinctives of Baptists.

Introduction to Baptist Distinctives (Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers and includes additional resources and a group license to show videos in classroom settings. What does it mean to be a Baptist? Why are we Baptists? This abbreviated course is designed to give students a broad overview of the main biblical tenets that have united Baptists down through the centuries. Each video will explore one biblical distinctive that makes Baptists who they are.


The Christian Worldview

Examining the various philosophical grids through which mankind perceives our present world system with implications for eternal consequences.
Teacher: Matthew Davis

The Christian Worldview (Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers for use in Sunday school, Christian school, or Bible institute type settings. The package includes robust student notes, PowerPoints, and a group license to show videos in a classroom context. In this course your students will learn about the world's most popular philosophies today—lenses that influence human thinking and actions. The course will examine the eternal impacts of any worldview—including a truly Christian perspective. Discussions will touch on worldview connections to theology, psychology, ethics, law, politics, and more.

The Gospels | New Testament 1

New Testament 1 surveys the Gospels with an emphasis on the integrity, purpose, unity, and cohesiveness of the entire New Testament. The Gospels are truly the history of Christ upon the earth.

Note: The NT series do not have to be taken in order.

The Gospels (NT 1 Ministry Package)

The ministry package is for teachers for use in Sunday school, Christian school, or Bible institute-type settings. The package includes robust student notes, PowerPoints, and a group license to show videos in a classroom context. New Testament 1 surveys the Gospels with an emphasis on the integrity, purpose, unity, and cohesiveness of the entire New Testament. The Gospels are truly the history of Christ upon the earth.