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AdmissionsAt Bethany Seminary, we understand Jesus as our teacher-rabbi who serves as the model educator. Our curriculum, pedagogy, and community are rooted in his teaching ministry calling us to

  • free the inner life for outreaching service to neighbor and stranger;
  • form respectful communities in which each person is regarded as beloved;
  • examine social, political, and religious structures and systems that do harm;
  • relieve suffering by transforming conflict nonviolently and serving justice creatively; and
  • integrate wisdom, ethics, the arts, and theology in all vocations.

Imagine studying God, self, world and other for the next step in your pilgrimage. Either enjoy the rich Midwestern community of Richmond, Indiana, or study from a distance through our Connections program. Explore our academic programs by scheduling a Campus Visit. Explore our course listing and the eight formats we offer. Be sure to read our student stories and the many ways that a Bethany education is transforming lives.

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For more information, use our webform to Contact Admissions now, call 800-287-8822, or contact members of the Admissions Team directly:

Apply Now!Amy Gall Ritchie
Amy Gall Ritchie,
Director of Student Development      765-983-1806


Brian Schleeper
Brian Schleeper,
  Financial Aid Officer/Coordinator of Student Services      765-983-1800

Monica Rice
Master of Arts

MonicaWhen my vocational calling led me to consider a seminary education, I visited Bethany out of a sense of Brethren obligation. Growing up in a Brethren family and congregation, attending a Brethren college, and then participating in several years of Brethren Volunteer Service, I felt a strong commitment to Brethren institutions. However, I felt ready to experience a different faith community for graduate study. I made plans to attend an urban Chicago seminary, but chose to visit Bethany to know that I had considered it as an option.