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Educational Effectiveness at Bethany Theological Seminary

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Bethany Theological Seminary equips spiritual and intellectual leaders with an Incarnational education for ministering, proclaiming, and living out God's shalom and Christ's peace in the church and world. This mission statement speaks about the content and outcomes of the graduate degree programs offered at the Seminary. We are committed to providing excellence in education and formation.

Educational EffectivenessBethany works diligently to create an environment for student success. Assessment of student learning is a high priority for our institution. We have developed a variety of tools and practices that allow faculty and staff to review these assessment data to measure the effectiveness of our programs. Some data come from our internal reports; other data come from information gathered by the Association of Theological Schools, one of our accrediting agencies.

Updated on an annual basis, some of these data are presented here as a downloadable PDF to demonstrate the effectiveness of the educational experience at Bethany Theological Seminary.

Educational Effectiveness Report - Fall 2013  (revised 9-24-2013)

 


For more information about educational effectiveness at Bethany, contact:
 

Steven SchweitzerSteven Schweitzer, Academic Dean and Associate Professor
     deansoffice@bethanyseminary.edu     765-983-1815

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.