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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.

Bethany 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 2015  (revised 9-8-2015)


For more information about educational effectiveness at Bethany, contact:

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

Brian Mackie
Master of Divinity '07

BrianSometimes it takes looking back to see God's leading in life. I graduated from Bethany in May 2007 and realized that God led my entire theological training. In the summer of 2002, however, it was a little tougher to see where it was going.

I realized my call to full-time ministry and knew it was to journey into the educational training part of my call. My campus pastor and I had several conversations about this next step. I fasted and prayed and sought the Lord but had no clear answer by the end of the fast. As I was preparing to break my fast, the Lord asked me, "What is the desire of your heart?" I replied, "Oral Roberts University."