The Early College Experience

by Kimiko Gray   Not long ago, Nathalie Fletcher realized she wanted to pursue vocational ministry. To receive the necessary theological training, Nathalie turned to Manna University. She is currently in her second semester, and she has found the experience to be incredibly rewarding. “It was really, really fun,” she said, describing her time at … Read more

Program Highlight: Worship Ministry

Program Highlight: Worship Ministry by Jennifer Poling Bachelor of Arts in Worship Ministry student intern with theExperience College Internship There is a presumption that surrounds the idea of worship ministry; that those who are involved in the ministry are something like rock stars. But what if I told you that at the core of it … Read more

Finding a New Home: Student Spotlight – Cherish Thompson

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-k6mft449′ admin_preview_bg=”] Finding a New Home: Student Spotlight – Cherish Thompson [/av_textblock] [av_one_third first min_height=” vertical_alignment=’av-align-top’ space=” margin=’0px’ margin_sync=’true’ link=” linktarget=” link_hover=” padding=’0px’ padding_sync=’true’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ radius_sync=’true’ background=’bg_color’ background_color=’#1e2356′ background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_breaking=” mobile_display=” av_uid=’av-k6meeqea’] [av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#ffffff’ av-medium-font-size=” … Read more

Not My Plans: Student Spotlight – Sade’ Wilson

by Frank Brazell Sade’ Wilson, the child of Army parents, didn’t grow up in any one city, but she did grow up in one place— the Church. She started to take her relationship with God seriously at the age of 15, and after a conversation with a woman while at church, life began to change: … 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

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Back to College

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Back to College by Frank Brazell In a previous post, I wrote about the Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started College. In this follow-up article I want to share what I wish I knew before I went back to college for Graduate School, this … Read more

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started College

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started College by Frank Brazell When I look back on my four-year, undergraduate education, I am left with many fond memories: meeting my wife, forming lifelong friendships, and the spontaneous road trips associated with being young and free. At the same time, there are just a few … 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 Spotlight: Vonnie Bellamy

Vonnie faithfully attended church most of her life, but was unsure about going back to college after a long break from school. Manna U’s helpful staff and student body encouraged her to take the next step. What made you decide to take classes at Manna U? One day as I was driving on Cliffdale Road, … Read more