Ladies of Value: Serving Local Adult Entertainers

Ladies of Value: Serving Local Adult Entertainers by Frank Brazell Sharyn has been on staff at Manna U since 2010, and has not only made an impact within the college, but also brings a level of determination to loving the ladies in the local adult entertainment industry. Sharyn is one of the original people that … 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

Worship in Truth and Spirit: Alumni Devotional – Andrew Sutton

My name is Andrew Sutton, I am on staff at Manna Church as the Events Director for Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg. In December of 2018 I graduated from Manna U with a BA in Christian Leadership. This opportunity to share is such I gift. I hope it blesses you and draws you closer to the Father. The … 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

Student Reflection: Dog Days of the School Year

by Sam Fletcher My struggle throughout each and every semester has always been the mundane and the consistency of sixteen weeks out of the year. It can be slow and frustrating, and sometimes I would just like to be done. If every student who is in school is being honest, then they would agree that … Read more

Student Devotional: Pursuing Your Calling

Pastor Joshua Clarke shares his thoughts on pursuing your calling. Josh is a Master of Divinity online student with Manna U, and his family has been instrumental in planting Manna Church, Colorado Springs. One of the most exciting discoveries you make after deciding to follow Jesus is that you are uniquely called by God for … Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Dick Gaffney

Long-time Manna U faculty member and pastor Richard Lee “Dick” Gaffney has a heart for international missions, but that’s only part of his story.  Come meet him at Manna U’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament this Friday (March 22). Dick Gaffney’s first taste of a culture not his own came at the age of 12. His … Read more

Alumni Highlight: Adriane Harrington

What brought you to Fayetteville?   My husband, Clayton, is a retired service member and we’ve lived in Fayetteville for more than 20 years. We’ve been members of Manna for about 12 years.   What made you decide to take classes at Manna U?   Off and on, I’d hear about the college, but at … Read more