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ENGAGE is a day of options designed for you to explore the Bethany experience with other people interested in theological education by:
-    Worshiping together
-    Participating in classes
-    Meeting with staff, faculty and current students
-    Discovering what makes Bethany unique and distinctive

Come experience Bethany by joining others and our community
for a day of study, worship, information and discernment!


I would like to express a profound sense of gratitude for my [campus visit] . . . each faculty member, staff person, administrative person and Bethany host was a wonderful combination of helpfulness, informational clarity, openness, and warm hospitality. In fact, I was treated as if I were a very special potential student.

Congratulations Bethany! I was both impressed
and touched by this visit . . . .

                                           ~Dennis Webb

  Engage Schedule Summary


Breakfast, welcome from President Rev. Dr. Jeff Carter

8:45 am 

Discernment for living our vibrant lives

9:15-10:15am Trends in Theology Seminar: Eco-Theology with Dr. Nathaniel Inglis


Discussion of Financial Aid, the Neighborhood and Financial Literacy

11:20 am

Joint Chapel with ESR Community

12:00 pm

Lunch/Campus Tour

1:15-2:15 pm Bethany Offers That!? Exploring flexible curriculum options with Academic Dean Dr. Steve Schweitzer
2:15-2:30 pm Snack break

2:15-4:00 pm

Faculty interviews

2:45-4:00 pm

Pre-Forum session: "Does Religion Still Matter in Seeking Cultures of Just Peace?" Dr. Scott Holland, Director of Peace Studies and Cross-Cultural Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary, member of the World Council of Churches drafting team for An Ecumenical Call to Just Peace






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Housing for ENGAGE will be provided Thursday and Friday evenings, if desired. Housing hospitality will be provided in local homes.
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Jody Gunn
(MDiv Connections)

JodyIn the summer of 2006, I made a pact with a high school friend to make our fortieth decade significant. My goal was to complete my Master of Divinity degree before I turned fifty years old. Inside I asked myself and God, "How is this was going to be possible?" Eventually, I was willing to be open to it. My life seemed crazy enough without adding seminary to the mix. I am married to Eric and have two children 15 and 10, so I run a household. I serve a church half time and find many opportunities to volunteer in our community. In spite of the busyness of my life I said "Yes!" to Bethany because I really was at a point in my life where it made sense.