Faculty Spotlight – Stefanie Ertel

by Paul Devine Anyone associated with Manna University over the past decade or so has experienced a positive impact from Stefanie Ertel. As Dean of Students from 2012-2019, Ertel oversaw many parts of student life and managed the school’s alumni association. Dean Ertel also directs the undergraduate program in Christian Leadership, a program she helped … Read more

Building Resilient Leaders: Manna U Faculty Member Publishes New Book on Leadership

  Building Resilient Leaders: Manna U Faculty Member Publishes New Book on Leadership By Frank Brazell As a teenager Carlo Serrano sensed a call from God into ministry to study the Bible and teach people about Jesus. His practical plan was to go to a Bible College and study pastoral ministry and theology: “There’s a … Read more

Intercultural Studies Degree

Intercultural Studies Degree By Frank Brazell, Director of Enrollment Management “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of … Read more

Women in Leadership: A Perspective

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”] Women in Leadership: A Perspective Stefanie Ertel, M.A. Dean of Distance Education Program Director, Christian Leadership Many people, organizations, churches, and others are focusing on the fact that every life can make a … Read more

Advancing the Kingdom: Manna U Student Plants Church in Central Missouri

Staci Tomlinson is a First-Year Graduate student in the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program at Manna U, but much of her time is otherwise allocated to family, working at a local radio station, and entering the next stage of planting a church with her husband, Learon. Last February, after moving from Fayetteville, North … Read more

Spring 2020 Course Highlights: Communicating to Oral Cultures and Introduction to Counseling

Spring 2020 Course Highlights: Communicating to Oral Cultures and Introduction to Counseling It’s that time of year again: A Fall semester has closed, Christmas parties are in full-swing, and our students are experiencing winter weather— at least, our online students above a certain latitude. Over the next six weeks, students will enjoy some much needed … Read more

Reaching Out: Manna U Around the World

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-k3bl2ad5′ admin_preview_bg=”] Reaching Out: Manna U Around the World Each individual has a specific call from God; understanding that is key for mission work. My identity is in Christ and that I am a daughter of God above anything else. What you do and your leadership has to … Read more

Equipped to Lead: Alumni Spotlight- Mackenzie Gear

by Frank Brazell Recently, we sat down with alumna Mackenzie Gear (Christian Leadership, ’18) to discuss her experiences as a student, and how it has prepared her to be the Director of Student Ministries for one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Mackenzie first felt … Read more

Data-Infused Learning for 21st Century Ministry

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-jvif9htj’ admin_preview_bg=”] DATA-INFUSED LEARNING FOR 21st CENTURY MINISTRY by Chris Fletcher The local church has always sought to know the people that attend that local church every weekend. Who are they? Are they coming back next week? Is there a “thing” that we do that helps retain guests? … Read more

Charisma Media interview with Dr. Crowther: Training Emerging Leaders

  ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP TELLS US WHAT WORKS – THEOLOGY TELLS US WHY IT WORKS Leadership development is a growing need in the twenty-first century. “Many times, the problems we have in organizations actually can be traced to ineffective leadership or mistaken concepts of leadership.” This applies to followers of Christ in any role where they … Read more