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Lowell Flory, executive director of institutional advancement and gift planning at Bethany Theological Seminary, will retire on March 31, 2015. Flory has served in this capacity at Bethany since July 2004, having previously served as Bethany's director of gift planning.

This past summer the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults at Bethany Seminary invited young people to think theological thoughts and ask faith-forming questions.

This fall, Bethany was represented at two events devoted to environmental stewardship: the annual Seminary Stewardship Alliance Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Bethany Theological Seminary will welcome prospective students to the fall ENGAGE Visit Day on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Bethany Seminary had reason to celebrate this summer—and everyone at Annual Conference was invited to the party. On June 30, Bethany completed its three-year Reimagining Ministries campaign, having raised 112 percent of the $5.9 million goal in gifts and commitments.

Bethany Seminary and the Earlham School of Religion announce that Ryan Frame has been hired as the new seminary computing specialist. Frame began his duties on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Bethany Seminary is among the schools taking part in the 2014 Seminary and Theological Grad School Virtual Fair on Wednesday, September 17. Those planning to apply to seminary or who are considering theological study can take advantage of this free opportunity to chat live online with Bethany staff.

Steven Schweitzer, academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary, presented two professional research papers at the 2014 meeting of the International Society of Biblical Literature (ISBL), held July 6-10 at the University of Vienna in Austria.

The Peace of the City and the Quest for Public Theologies, a popular course taught by Scott Holland at Bethany, will be offered as a weekend intensive at the University of La Verne this fall.

Bethany awarded eight master of divinity degrees at the 2014 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10. View the ceremony and the worship service.

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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.