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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 spring session
  • Six weeks prior to the start of class for August, January, and May intensives 

    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:

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Steven SchweitzerSteven Schweitzer, Academic Dean and Professor     765-983-1815

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.