Writing, reflecting, and researching are essential aspects of a theological education. At Bethany, we welcome theological diversity and strive to create a respectful and caring learning environment for all. Please note that your essays will not be judged or critiqued for their adherence to a certain theological perspective.
These essays will be evaluated for both your admission to Bethany and your eligibility for scholarships. Please submit them in the following format:
Essay #1: Vocational Intentions (one page only)
For this short essay, please address your sense of call to ministry/vocation, your unique gifts for this ministry/vocation, and how a Bethany education will assist you in meeting your vocational intentions.
This essay will also be evaluated for the Church Service Covenant Grant.
Essay #2: Theological Reflection (two pages only)
Choose one of the following questions to address for the theological reflection essay:
This theological reflection essay must include at least one citation or reference from an academic source. Biblical references may be used in addition to the academic citation. Citations from websites are not acceptable for this essay. Provide full citation information for any sources you reference, including the Bible, by following one of the standard formats: MLA, Chicago, or Turabian.
This essay will also be evaluated for the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
E-mail your essays as attached files in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or MS-Word (.doc or .docx) format to firstname.lastname@example.org.