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Bethany has received $20,000 from The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for assessment and refinement of its Ministry Formation program.

Dr. Ruthann Johansen, retiring president of Bethany Theological Seminary, was recently interviewed about "Transitions."  We are glad to share that brief interview here.

 

 

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The Bethany board of trustees announces a search for a new president to succeed Ruthann Knechel Johansen upon her retirement June 30, 2013.

The Presidential Search Committee invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for this position. The new president will assume office in July 2013.

 

Rebekah Houff has been named to the position of coordinator of outreach programs for Bethany Theological Seminary, to begin June 1, 2012.

Houff is a 2012 graduate of Bethany, having earned a master of divinity degree with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry.

 

GradsBethany Theological Seminary held its 107th commencement the morning of May 5, 2012, in Nicarry Chapel on the Bethany campus. Approximately 150 were present to celebrate the achievements of sixteen graduates.

Due to construction on the Earlham College campus, parking near the Bethany Center will be limited until fall 2013.

The Bethany board of trustees met March 23-25 on the Bethany campus for their semiannual meeting.

Following the recent announcement of Ruthann Knechel Johansen's intention to retire from the presidency of the Seminary, business began with approval of the Presidential Search Committee and statements from Johansen.

Dr. Ruthann Knechel Johansen, president of Bethany, has announced her retirement, effective July 1, 2013. The announcement came in conjunction with the semiannual meeting of the Bethany Seminary board of trustees. 

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The Association of Theological Schools has awarded Bethany a $5,000 grant as part of its Christian Hospitality and Pastoral Practicesin a Multifaith Society project. The funds will support Bethany faculty in exploring the nature of ministry in multifaith contexts and in the practical application of these findings to student course work.

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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.