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Flexibility: Bethany Has Many Educational Opportunities

Bethany offers courses in nine different formats, and focused for a variety of purposes. Whether you're completing a degree or certificate, pursuing spiritual questions, meeting district ordination requirements, or engaging theological studies in general, there is a course for you, many accessible to those at a distance! Here is a listing of courses coming up, arranged by format:

Classroom Learning

 

Bethany also offers courses that meet District requirements for licensing and ordination in the Church of the Brethren.

 

 

Bethany welcomes all persons who are interested in continuing their education.

We encourage lay leaders, retired persons, business folks, and others who wish to dig deeper into the wonder and wisdom, world and Word of God.  You do not need to be admitted into a degree program to participate in a seminary course--as an occasional student, you may take any course that interests you.

Be prepared for graduate-level courses to stretch and challenge you!

 

Application, Admission, Registration

To take any graduate course, a student must apply and be admitted as one of the following. 

 

Please begin the application process in a timely manner in order to meet all application requirements by the following deadlines.
  • July 15 for Fall Session
  • December 1 for January intensive and/or Spring Session
  • March 15 for May intensive  

    Once students have been admitted, they must submit an enrollment deposit in order to register for classes.

 

 


For more information about applying or course offerings, refer to the Bethany Catalog, or contact:
 

Tracy PrimozichTracy Primozich, Director of AdmissionsApply Now!
     primotr@bethanyseminary.edu      765-983-1832

 

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

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.