Bethany Theological Seminary’s fully accredited master of divinity degree is accepted by many denominations and nondenominational Christian communities as suitable preparation for ordination. These denominations include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Church of the Brethren
- American Baptist
- Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
- Congregational Christian Churches
- Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
- Mennonite Church (USA)
- Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Reformed Church
- Vineyard Churches
- Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
- United Church of Christ
- Other communions accepting a fully accredited MDiv degree
Individuals who wish to file a complaint regarding a perceived violation of an accreditation criterion or standard should follow the process below:
First, contact Bethany’s academic dean, Steven Schweitzer (email@example.com; 765-983-1815). An effort will be made to clarify or resolve the issue.
If this is unsatisfactory, the individual should contact either of the accrediting agencies listed above (ATS or HLC) or the State Portal Agency that authorizes Bethany on behalf of NC-SARA.
Since Bethany is located in Indiana, the following contact information for the State Portal Agency should be used:
Director of State Authorization and Reciprocity
Indiana Commission for Higher Education/Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
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