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Bethany Seminary has been notified by The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary that it is included in the 2015 list of Seminaries That Change the World.

The Bethany community will welcome prospective students to campus on Friday, March 27. To learn about the many facets of the Bethany Seminary experience, register here.

In January Bethany Seminary participated in two international conversations, both on the Richmond campus and at a conference in Jamaica.

The Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults at Bethany will host.Anabaptism, the Next Generation, a learning forum for ministry with young adults. Registration is open.

Bethany seeks a dynamic and energetic leader with fund-raising experience to serve as Executive Director of Advancement. A full position description is available.

Jim Grossnickle-Batterton, a 2014 MDiv graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary, has been hired as the interim coordinator of admissions at the Seminary, serving in a part-time, temporary capacity.

Bethany Theological Seminary is seeking candidates for the new position of director of educational technology. This position will serve the Seminary internally and externally by providing support for distance education and coordinating Bethany’s electronic presence in various settings.

Dr. Hugh Williamson, an internationally recognized and respected scholar in Hebrew Bible, presented a lecture at Bethany Seminary on November 20, entitled "Has Old Testament Messianic Prophecy Passed Its Sell-By Date?"

We lift up our brothers and sisters in Nigeria in prayer--asking that God grant strength in these difficult and uncertain days.

Aspiring student writers are encouraged to begin considering their entries for Bethany Seminary’s 2015 Peace Essay Contest: Peacemaking, Creation Justice, and the Beloved Community.

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Jeff Foster
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies)

JeffFor nine years I felt the leading of God to ministry. I began my academic journey thinking that I had God all figured out. This journey began at Moody Bible Institute for several semesters, where I gleaned perspective on missions and evangelism. Because of a full-time missionary role, I suspended Moody classes to concentrate on raising support. During that time God began to speak to me about the overall disunity in our Christian church. I came to the conclusion that unity within the body of Christ is the best way to reach lost souls with greater depth. I started exploring the Anabaptist teaching and specifically the way the Church of the Brethren strives toward this vision of unity and reconciliation.