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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!


Brian Mackie
Master of Divinity '07

BrianSometimes it takes looking back to see God's leading in life. I graduated from Bethany in May 2007 and realized that God led my entire theological training. In the summer of 2002, however, it was a little tougher to see where it was going.

I realized my call to full-time ministry and knew it was to journey into the educational training part of my call. My campus pastor and I had several conversations about this next step. I fasted and prayed and sought the Lord but had no clear answer by the end of the fast. As I was preparing to break my fast, the Lord asked me, "What is the desire of your heart?" I replied, "Oral Roberts University."