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

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

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 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

Student Spotlight: I was in prison and you came to me

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-jsqjwrcm’ admin_preview_bg=”] Anibal Gomez was faithfully serving in a prison ministry when he sensed a need to upgrade his approach. The Federal Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, SC, only allowed him to be present in a limited capacity, but the inmates could meet on their own at other times. With his VA … Read more

Student Spotlight: Andre Spell

When we think about military veterans, it is also fitting to recognize the many ways our veterans are still serving. This student spotlight centers on Andre Spell, a devoted husband and father, who embodies selfless service and sacrifice for the good of others. A North Carolina native, Andre joined the United States Marine Corps in … Read more

Study Tips, Pt 2

photograph and post by Rachel Choi We know studying isn’t always easy or enjoyable, but we aim to help you minimize that! This post will address our top curated tips on studying for tests and exams. If you missed part one on good study habits and tips for writing papers/discussion posts, be sure to check … Read more

Study Tips, Pt 1

photograph and post by Rachel Choi Studying — like anything else — might not always seem fun. Studying takes grit and perseverance, and it has to be done whether we feel like it or not. After interviewing students, professors, church leaders/pastors, and educational researchers, here are some of the top study tips that will make … 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