Maranatha College

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Maranatha College is a seventh-day Sabbatarian Bible college located in Meridian, Idaho. Maranatha College's name derives from the New Testament phrase maranatha, meaning "behold, the Lord is coming." The purpose of Maranatha College is to train men and women for Christian ministries.

In 2004, Maranatha launched an online studies program that allows students the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Ministry through distance learning methods. Currently, Maranatha College has students from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands. In 2005, Maranatha College held its first regional classes in Michigan, Missouri, and Idaho, sponsored a mission trip to Mexico, and opened an extension campus in Ghana, Africa.

Responding to the need to train Christians for the ministry, Maranatha plans to add the Associate of Ministry and the Bachelor of Ministry degrees in the future. Its faculty consists of scholars of theology and the Bible as well as veteran pastors. Maranatha College is administered by the General Council of the Churches of God, 7th Day (not to be confused with General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh-Day)).

As of December 2013, the college cannot be found online, in search engines, or in the church's websites, and may be defunct.

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