Mission and Vision

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Who We Are

As an innovative learning community grounded in an Anabaptist and Radical Pietist witness, Bethany Theological Seminary empowers every student to lead through spiritual engagement, faith-filled thought and transformative practice so that the world flourishes.

Bethany Theological Seminary has a history of adapting its program to meet the changing needs of the church and society. Now, in a religious and spiritual landscape characterized by uncertainty, Bethany will uphold its mission by embracing and articulating its Anabaptist-Pietist identity and reaching both within and beyond the church to serve a broader, more diverse constituency. Hallmarks of Bethany’s education will be: an interdisciplinary approach to learning, integration of theory and practice, and increasingly diverse programs of study.

Our mission and vision are enhanced by partnerships with the Earlham School of Religion and those that make educational opportunities accessible in other locations:  nongraduate study and continuing education through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership and the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center.