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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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Matt Wollam-Berens
(MDiv Connections)

MattIsaiah 55:1-3
"Everyone who thirsts,
come to the water . . .
Why spend your money
for what is not bread,
and your labor for that
which does not satisfy?"

For me, discovering Bethany was like finding a stream of living water in the desert. Jesus walked out of the desert after being baptized by his cousin John and proclaimed, "Reform your lives, the Kingdom of God is here!" And then he called his first disciples. He did not first make them recite a creed, he did not give them dogma, or theology. He simply said, "Follow me."