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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.

Imagine . . . here at Bethany Seminary! (Enjoy the video!)




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

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.