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Bethany will be hosting nine insight sessions at Annual Conference this summer, including several on equipping students for ministry. We also welcome alumnus Dean Johnson as our luncheon speaker.

Bethany Seminary graduates, family, and friends gathered with the Seminary community on Saturday, May 9, for commencement events. View recordings of the ceremony and the worship service.

More than sixty-five participants gathered at Bethany for a new event sponsored by the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults—Anabaptism, the Next Generation. View videos of presentations.

Bethany anticipates graduating its second-largest class in seventeen years on Saturday, May 9, 2015. View the ceremony and worship service live.

Bethany Theological Seminary celebrated the naming of Patterson House along with a dedication of the Bethany Neighborhood at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 10.

Dan Poole has been named director of educational technology at Bethany Seminary, beginning July 1, 2015.

Nathanael L. Inglis will begin as assistant professor of theological studies at Bethany Seminary on July 1, 2015.

Bethany has announced the three winners of the 2015 Peace Essay Contest: Katerina Friesen from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Jillian Foerster from Johns Hopkins University, and Gabriella Stocksdale from Larkin High School in Illinois.

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.


Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.