In our ever-changing culture, messages of hope, peace, love and joy have never been more needed. At Bethany, we equip students to embrace new patterns of ministry and we strengthen those who serve in traditional areas. We are a welcoming community made up of many perspectives, but one united passion: to see God’s creation flourish.
Forward-thinking vision with distinct theological commitments
Inclusive community that provides affordable theological education
Integration of faith and practice in preparation for a life of service
"Welcome to Bethany Theological Seminary, an innovative graduate school educating women and men for clergy and lay leadership in churches and those seeking to integrate theological, biblical, and ethical reflection into their various professions. Bethany is an intellectual and spiritual community educating for God’s shalom and Christ’s love and peace. No matter your profession, we are committed to educating the mind, heart, body, and spirit of students from a variety of theological perspectives." Dr. Jeff CarterPresident
Founded in 1905, the seminary remains committed to educating the mind, heart, body, and spirit of students from a variety of theological perspectives. Sharing the conviction that each person is a minister grounded in Christ’s transformative love, we live and teach in the questions that challenge religions and cultures today. Our Church of the Brethren heritage blends the centrality of Christ, the importance of community, peacemaking, and resistance to violence.
Located in Richmond, Indiana our main campus serves as a hub for students who take courses online, on-site and in a variety of other collaborative settings.