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

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

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

In His Image… Student Thoughts on Christian Spiritual Formation

In His Image… Student Thoughts on Christian Spiritual Formation Graduate student Lacey Chavira shares her thoughts on Christian Spiritual Formation. Lacey is currently working on her Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree and has been with Manna U since Spring 2019. ______________________________________________ In order to understand spiritual formation’s connection to character we must first … 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

Devotional: Jessica Fletcher

______ Jessica Fletcher is a Manna U alumna, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Divinity degree in the Fall of 2017. ______ Scene: Africa. Subjects: wild dogs and wildebeests. The only way the wild dogs have the advantage is if the wildebeest run. However, if the wildebeests have the courage to stop running and … 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