Maranatha Bible School

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Maranatha Bible School
TypeBible college
AffiliationMidwest Mennonite Fellowship
Principal1st & 2nd Term - Glenn Horst, ON, CA 3rd Term - Dave Frey, ON, CA
Location, ,

Maranatha Bible School is a Conservative Mennonite institution located in Lansing, Minnesota.[1] It is affiliated with the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship.

The winter Bible school has been identified as a contributing purpose for the formation of Midwest Mennonite Fellowship, its parent affiliate.[2] The school was founded in 1977 and opened in 1978. Maranatha's maximum capacity at any one time is 80 students.[3]

Classes are offered in three short winter and spring terms - 2 three week terms followed by a final six week term. Students at the school are required to take three classes from nine choices. Their weekday schedule includes meals, chapel service, several class periods, and prayer circles.[3] Classes include history, Biblical study and interpretation, congregational singing, leadership and interpersonal relationships, among others. Completion of the full program results in a certificate of completion.[3] The academic program is non-accredited. The curriculum runs twelve weeks, beginning with the two shorter terms the first full week of January followed by the final six-week third term.[3]

Students live in dormitories on the school campus, eat food served by the school's kitchen and study in the library. They spend free time in the lounge or the gym.[3]

All students are expected to participate in chorus, where they practice hymns or Gospel singing, entirely a cappella.[3] At the close of second term, they give a choral program in nearby Austin, Minnesota. Third-term students also present a final program locally each year followed by a national (sometimes international) tour.[3]


  1. ^ List of Anabaptist Schools
  2. ^ Schrock, Dan and Howard Bean, Midwest Mennonite Fellowship,Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO), Dec 2011, accessed April 03, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Kevin Coss, Nationwide Faith in Lansing, Austin Herald, March 23, 2012, accessed September 10, 2012.