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Speakers and Presentations Available to Come to Your Congregation or District

As a center for educational leadership in the Church of the Brethren, Bethany Seminary includes in its mission the extending of resources to people and places outside the classroom. By being present in district, congregational, and other group settings, members of the Bethany community can both provide venues for discourse and learning on important topics of faith and strengthen relationships among the Seminary and all institutions and individuals of the church.

 


Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults

Russell Haitch, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of the Institute
Rebekah Houff, Coordinator of Outreach Programs

The Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults provides intergenerational theological education for congregations and communities within the CoB and beyond. Six workshops are being offered to churches and districts, led by Bethany faculty and/or members of the Institute. Most workshops can be offered in time lengths from two hours to one day.

To schedule a workshop, please contact:

yya@bethanyseminary.edu     765-983-1809  (or 1-800-287-8822 x1809)
 


Lowell Flory, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement: Planned Giving Opportunities

Lowell welcomes invitations to speak to groups and individuals about opportunities to give to charitable organizations, including Bethany Seminary and the wider church, as well as about related topics such planned giving strategies, annuities, and estate planning. 

To schedule a presentation by Lowell Flory, please contact:

Lowell Flory, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
florylo@bethanyseminary.edu    765-983-1805  (or 1-800-287-8822 x1805)
 


Enten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication: Technology for Congregations

Enten welcomes opportunities to speak to groups about electronic communication, including webcasting, web site design, or about the influence of new technologies, such as social networking, upon the culture and our church, about opportunities for distance education at Bethany, and about his personal journey as a Christian committed to the peace testimony of the Church of the Brethren. Past presentations have included "Social Networking for Peace," "Webcasting: What It Is and How We Do It," "Distance Education at Bethany," and "Responding to God's Call to Peace."

To schedule a presentation by Enten Eller, please contact:

Enten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication
Enten@bethanyseminary.edu    765-983-1831  (or 1-800-287-8822 x1831)
 


** Additional Presentations will be Added as They Become Available **

--Please return to this page at a later time to see additional offerings!

Elizabeth Keller
Master of Divinity '08

ElizabethSaying “YES” to God can get messy. It did for me. In all my defiance and resistance to God’s call (maybe you can relate?!), I made a mess--and while I learned along the way to revel in the messiness, I give thanks to God who can make any crooked path straight. May my personal story resonate some with our universal story as the emerging generation of the church for the 21st century.