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ENGAGE to Take Place at Bethany

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On Friday, November 2, Bethany Seminary will welcome prospective students to ENGAGE, an introduction to the Seminary’s programs and community life.  Coordinated by Tracy Stoddart Primozich, director of admissions, the day’s events include a number of opportunities for guests to interact with current students, faculty, and staff.

"Students consistently reflect that visiting prospective schools during their discernment process was an integral part of their decision to come to Bethany. Our ENGAGE visit day gives any who are thinking about seminary the chance to experience who we are and what we offer in exploring the study of theology.”

Highlights will include a variety of class session options, allowing participants to more fully experience the Seminary’s course offerings, faculty members, and teaching styles:

Tara Hornbacker, Professor of Ministry Formation
"Discernment as Spiritual Discipline"
Discover how discernment can be a lifelong practice, both personally and professionally.

Dan Poole, Coordinator for Ministry Formation
"Exploring the Golden Triangle of Ministry"
This session looks at the reality that ministry is based on TBD (Hint: it doesn't stand for “to be determined”). Come explore insights of a balanced approach to life and ministry.

Ken Rogers, Professor of Historical Studies
"Martin Luther and the Beginning of Protestantism"

Denise Kettering, Assistant Professor of Brethren Studies
"Monastics, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in the Reformation"
Was the Reformation helpful for women or not? We will examine various roles that were ascribed to and assumed by women in the Reformation period.

Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Professor of Preaching and Worship
"Awesome, Playful Worship"
Worship calls forth our best theological conversations and playful ingenuity. Come discover some thoughtful, playful ways of creating meaningful worship services for all God's people!

Malinda Berry, Instructor of Theological Studies
"How Should We Live?: Theological Reflection on the Christian Life"
We often think about being Christian as believing certain things, but we also know that being Christian has something to do with how we live. In this session, we will put it all together.

Prospective student guests will also receive information on admissions and financial aid, take a campus tour, and participate in worship. For more information or to register, visit the Bethany website at www.bethanyseminary.edu/visit/engage.
 

Jeff Foster
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies)

JeffFor nine years I felt the leading of God to ministry. I began my academic journey thinking that I had God all figured out. This journey began at Moody Bible Institute for several semesters, where I gleaned perspective on missions and evangelism. Because of a full-time missionary role, I suspended Moody classes to concentrate on raising support. During that time God began to speak to me about the overall disunity in our Christian church. I came to the conclusion that unity within the body of Christ is the best way to reach lost souls with greater depth. I started exploring the Anabaptist teaching and specifically the way the Church of the Brethren strives toward this vision of unity and reconciliation.