As an intentionally Christ-centered school, Maranatha High School seeks to integrate faith into every aspect of our living, learning, and serving. One opportunity given to the student body to grow in an understanding of service to the world is our global stewardship program. The goal of Maranatha’s global stewardship program is for the Holy Spirit to transform the culture of our school to become more like the Antioch church as Luke describes it in the book of Acts. In the course of their normal devotion to God in worship, prayer, and fasting, the leaders were told by the Holy Spirit to send Barnabas to Paul to spread the gospel abroad (chapter 13). In the same way, our goal is to be a generous community that participates actively and cheerfully in both sides of the mission of God—going and sending.
The Maranatha mission program is not in the vacation package business, so our vision is much broader and deeper than simple travel planning. It’s profoundly more intentional and rich than that. Our desire is for our missions program to effectively serve the missionaries and target communities that we partner with, while at the same time having a dynamic reciprocity of transformation within our own community. We aspire that our entire community is transformed through spiritual formation in the areas of justice, service, and evangelism.