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Bethany logoEach year on the third Sunday of September, Bethany invites congregations to remember its mission to educate spiritual and intellectual leaders for ministry by including Bethany in multiple parts of their worship services. Below, you will find resources to help prepare for this celebration of ministry education.

While several years of resources are available for your own comparison, please use resources indicated for the current calendar year, so that your worshippers receive the most current information. Thank you for celebrating Bethany and Bethany's mission with us!

 

BETHANY SUNDAY September 15, 2013

This year, your congregation is invited to celebrate Bethany Sunday on or around September 15, 2013. Here are resources that you can download and use or reprint (pdf format):

 

 


PREVIOUS YEARS' MATERIALS
 

Here are Bethany Sunday materials from previous years, should you wish to look back, compare, or see our progression!  (We do suggest that you be certain to use the current year's materials, however!)

 

BETHANY SUNDAY September 16, 2012

This year, your congregation is invited to celebrate Bethany Sunday on or around September 16, 2012. Here are resources that you can download (pdf format):

 

BETHANY SUNDAY September 18, 2011

Your congregation is invited to celebrate Bethany Sunday on or around September 18, 2011. Here are resources that you can download (pdf format):

 

BETHANY SUNDAY September 12, 2010

Your congregation is invited to celebrate Bethany Sunday on or around September 12, 2010. Here are resources that you can download (pdf format):

 


If you would like additional information about Bethany Sunday, please contact:

Monica Rice, Administrative Assistant to Institutional Advancement
     and Coordinator of Congregational Relations

     ricemo@bethanyseminary.edu         765-983-1823
 

 

Matt Wollam-Berens
(MDiv Connections)

MattIsaiah 55:1-3
"Everyone who thirsts,
come to the water . . .
Why spend your money
for what is not bread,
and your labor for that
which does not satisfy?"

For me, discovering Bethany was like finding a stream of living water in the desert. Jesus walked out of the desert after being baptized by his cousin John and proclaimed, "Reform your lives, the Kingdom of God is here!" And then he called his first disciples. He did not first make them recite a creed, he did not give them dogma, or theology. He simply said, "Follow me."