Academic Catalogs


Manna University is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, one of the four national faith-related accrediting organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

List of All Academic Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Programs


Associate of Arts Programs


Bachelor of Arts Programs


Graduate Certificate Programs


Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

(39 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
Bible and Theology

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

(39 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Biblical Studies
● Intercultural Studies
● Organizational Leadership
● Worship Leadership


Master of Divinity Programs

(75 or 90 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Chaplaincy (Community)
● Chaplaincy (Military)
● Intercultural Studies
● Pastoral Ministry

Doctor of Ministry Program

(30 Credit Hours)
With focus areas in:
● Strategic Growth and Leadership

The purpose of the Christian Counseling Program is to develop students to research
and address the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, organizational, and church or mission settings. This program does not provide licensure, and it does not provide counseling certifications. Manna University’s Certificate in Christian Counseling does provide a foundation for students who desire to eventually pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling or other related fields. Students completing this program will also have a good foundation for non-clinical
biblical counseling in a church context.

Christian Leadership Programs provide essential training in organizational leadership with a focus on leading in a church or non-profit ministry context.

Divinity and Church Leadership Programs provide essential training in a wide range of courses relevant to leadership and educational ministries in the local church.

Intercultural Studies Programs provide essential training for effective biblical leadership within any cultural context.

Worship Ministry Programs provide essential training for effective worship leadership within the local church.


Message from the Chancellor

Jerry Daley
B.S ., M.Div.

The Great Commission calls all of us to spread the “Good News” of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace College of Divinity is dedicated to “Preparing God’s People to Change the World.”

We believe it is imperative that we provide those called to ministry with academic and practical training as well as personal nurturing and guidance. Grace College of Divinity offers carefully crafted courses for a specially designed course of study. Coupled with our dedicated faculty and staff, motivated students are prepared for rewarding opportunities in ministry.

The staff and faculty of Manna University are servants devoted to doing the Lord’s work and sharing their knowledge, experience, and skills with those who will continue the Good Work.

Spend time in prayer about your place at Manna University and please call upon us for any additional assistance we might provide.

Message from the President

Steven Crowther
M.A.T.S., Ph.D.

Manna University fully embraces the challenge of developing
leaders for the church and the unfolding harvest.

Our vision is to identify, equip, and release leaders into ministry in the Kingdom of God. Manna University prepares these leaders through intense Biblical instruction as well as impartation through personal mentoring.

Our desire is to release leaders who embody a hunger for God, integrity in character, creativity in ministry, and confidence in proclaiming the Kingdom of God.

We seek to provide the integration of Biblical, historical, and practical theology with true spirituality, so that the students will be equipped for effective, Spirit-filled ministry wherever they are—in the home, the neighborhood, the workplace, the church, or the world.

Manna University is much more than programs, buildings, and books. It is also the interaction with people in vital ministries wherein a passion develops for ministry in the Kingdom of God. Manna University was established to develop this equipping and passion in the people of God who are willing to be sent forth into the harvest fields.

I invite you to become a part of the vision and the journey to take this gospel of the Kingdom into the whole world. This is our purpose—to prepare and send forth a well-trained, effective, passionate ministry to bring the message of the Kingdom of God to the waiting ripe fields of the earth.

Come and fulfill destiny with us in living out the lifestyle of Kingdom purpose here on the earth.

Our Mission

Manna University is a Biblical higher education institution dedicated to Preparing Emerging Leaders to Change the World by advancing the Kingdom of God through sound Biblical training, practical ministry, and personal development.

Institutional Goals

Spiritual Goals

It is the intent of Manna University that all students:
● Exhibit attitudes and values consistent with the mission of Manna University;
● Exhibit a maturing personal relationship with Jesus Christ;
● Value the role of the Holy Spirit and the distribution of His gifts in advancing the Kingdom of God;
● Develop a lifestyle of individual and corporate worship, intercession, and prayer for themselves, their ministry, and the world;
● Develop a lifestyle of spiritual disciplines; and
● Demonstrate a spiritual component in the workplace.

Academic Goals

It is the intent of Manna University that all students:
● Exercise college-level competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and researching;
● Exercise critical and creative thinking skills that are necessary to analyze ideas and solve problems; and
● Integrate their learning into a Christian worldview based upon sound Biblical

Emotional-Social Goal

It is the intent of Manna University that all students:
● Develop and exercise personal sensitivities and interpersonal skills that
facilitate harmonious relationships in culturally diverse environments.

Ministerial Goals

It is the intent of Manna University that all students be able to articulate charismatic distinctives and exercise fundamental ministerial abilities to:
● Equip students through effective programs to prepare them as God’s people to change the world;
● Supply leaders for mPact Churches and associated churches;
● Value church planting and healthy church development; and
● Pursue the expression of these values by preparing God’s people to change the

Institutional Objectives

In harmony with the mission and the institutional goals of the University, Manna University expects certain outcomes to be demonstrated by its graduates. The combination of these institutional objectives for each student and the specific objectives for each academic program provides a basis for assessing a student’s progress and the institution’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission.

Graduating students will:
● Exhibit behaviors associated with a mature relationship with Jesus Christ;
● Develop and exercise Christian character through trusting relationships and understanding a Christian worldview;
● Understand the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and develop individual spiritual gifts;
● Demonstrate and participate in various experiences exemplifying spiritual disciplines;
● Demonstrate and understand components of spiritual gifts, talents, personality, and passions in the work environment; and
● Exercise competencies in reading, writing, critical thinking, speaking, and research.

To facilitate these objectives, Manna University will:
● Provide a Holy Spirit-filled environment for men and women called of God;
● Provide sound Biblical and Theological knowledge;
● Define and integrate Christian beliefs and values through the interpretation of relevant Scripture;
● Provide skills to be effective leaders;
● Work with mPact Churches and associate churches encouraging Leadership in Action; and
● Introduce values and skills for effective church planting and church development.


About the University

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Manna University admits students without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, national origin, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Notice of Exemption

Degree programs of study offered by Grace College of Divinity have been declared
by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure, under
provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for
exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from
licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality under established
licensing standards.

Notice of Grievance Appeals Process

If the person filing a grievance with Manna University does not feel the issue
is being adequately addressed by the university, he/she may advise The Association for Biblical
Higher Education (ABHE) (407) 207-0808 or the United States Department of Education (USDE) may be contacted:

U.S. Department of Education
Family Policy Compliance Office
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

For a complete list of grievance links and addresses, please see the State Authorization link at

Location Information

Main Campus
5117 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville NC, 28314

Extension Sites
Grace Church
1519 Luther Way
Southern Pines, NC 28388

Grace Church
200 Sage Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Grace Life Church
501 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229

New Life Community Church
7616 US-165
Monroe, LA 71203

Our Savior’s Church
1201 E Broussard Rd
Lafayette, LA 70508



All Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

MENG 500

Graduate Student Orientation


PMIN 700

Foundation for Doctoral Ministry


PMIN 701

Minister’s Life & Calling


PMIN 702

Advanced Ministry Administration


PMIN 703

Ministry Research Methods


PMIN 704

Strategic Growth & Leadership


PMIN 705

Kingdom & Church Development


PMIN 810

High Capacity Leadership


PMIN 870

D.Min. Ministry Project Proposal


PMIN 880

D.Min. Ministry Project


PMIN 890

D.Min. Culminating Project Report


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