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Occasional Student Application Essay Instructions

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Please prepare a formal one-page essay, which will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. At Bethany, we welcome theological diversity and strive to create a respectful and caring learning environment for all. Please note that your essays will NOT be judged or critiqued for adherence to any certain theological perspective.

Be sure to address each of the following in your response:

  1. How your personal and professional goals relate to your faith perspective;
  2. Your understandings of the church;
  3. Your sense of calling or vocation; and
  4. How you believe a seminary education at Bethany can help you fulfill your goals.

 

Essays should be typed and double-spaced, with one-inch margins, using Times New Roman 12-point font. Include your name, date, and the name of the class you are intending to take at the top of the document.

 

Submission of Your Essay
Email your essay as an attached file in MS-Word (.doc or .docx), WordPerfect (.wpd), Open Office (.odt), rich-text format (.rtf), or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format to: admissions@bethanyseminary.edu.

 


For further assistance, contact:
 

Tracy PrimozichTracy Primozich, Director of Admissions
     admissions@bethanyseminary.edu      (765)983-1832     or    (800)287-8822   x1832

Kristy Shellenberger
(MA Connections)

KristyAs I enter my first year of study in the MA Connections program at Bethany, I find myself drawn to these two sets of words by Brian McLaren and Frederick Buechner. Being a woman who finds "deep gladness" in the combination of searching, struggling, and "questing" around the subject of the divine, I have found a home at Bethany: a home that provides the space and the people, the encouragement and the instruction