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Bethany Asks "Can I Get a Witness?" in Columbus

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The Bethany community presented a variety of events at Annual Conference centered around the theme of witnessing, reflecting both the message of 1 John 1:1-2 and the Conference theme,
"Live as Courageous Disciples."

Many visitors to the Bethany exhibit added their voices to the conversation by writing responses to questions about discipleship:
     "Through what scripture text has Jesus been calling you to a deeper discipleship?"    - Nancy Heishman, Moderator
     "My witness is seen, heard, and felt when I . . ."    - Jeff Carter, President of Bethany Seminary

Read the responses shared by Brethren sisters and brothers!

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Ken RogersBethany faculty led or hosted nine insight sessions, and nearly 200 alumni/ae
and friends gathered at the annual Bethany Seminary and Brethren Academy
Luncheon; speaker Bill Kostlevy explored examples of Bethany's witness
through the Dan Ulrich & Steve Schweitzerdecades.




And many guests enjoyed the free popcorn and chocolate at the Reimagaining Ministries campaign celebration party!

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You can read about all the Bethany activities in our event flyer. We're also glad that a number made a rest stop in Richmond to visit Bethany during their Conference travels!


Jody Gunn
(MDiv Connections)

JodyIn the summer of 2006, I made a pact with a high school friend to make our fortieth decade significant. My goal was to complete my Master of Divinity degree before I turned fifty years old. Inside I asked myself and God, "How is this was going to be possible?" Eventually, I was willing to be open to it. My life seemed crazy enough without adding seminary to the mix. I am married to Eric and have two children 15 and 10, so I run a household. I serve a church half time and find many opportunities to volunteer in our community. In spite of the busyness of my life I said "Yes!" to Bethany because I really was at a point in my life where it made sense.