He’s Not a Luddite, But …

Dr. Russell Haitch, professor of theology and human science, thinks we should all be paying closer attention to the transformational — and potentially calamitous — societal change that artificial intelligence (AI) will bring.


Many Ways to Minister

By Jonathan Graham

Many Bethany students are already engaged in ministry while pursuing their degrees. These students have found creative and innovative ways to answer their call and help the world flourish.

Elaine Jones is

Where Do Pastors Come From?

by Jonathan Graham

Are you preparing pastors?

It’s a question that Bethany representatives are asked almost wherever they go. Many congregations in the Church of the Brethren struggle to find pastoral leadership, and it is

A BOLD New Beginning

Omar Gadzhiev followed a twisting and turning path to Bethany. As a master’s degree student, and a participant in Bethany BOLD, however, he believes he has arrived where he needs to be.

“I really appreciate that

Denise Kettering-Lane service

How We Serve

Bethany Theological Seminary employees have a long history of service in the communities we live — just like our alumni and friends! Here are a few examples of the ways Bethany faculty and staff live out a

Bethany BOLD participants

BOLD Aspirations

The brand new Bethany BOLD program is already making an impact — not only on the residential student experience, but also on individuals and organizations in the Wayne County, Indiana, community. 

The Bethany BOLD program (which

Service Without Borders

When Jenn Hosler was 16 years old, she felt called to ministry and drawn to cultures different from her own. She participated in a youth work camp in the Rift Valley of Kenya, and witnessed the struggles

Amanda Bennett

Taking Action

When Amanda Bennett, MDiv ‘22, was a Bethany student, she had the novel experience of taking a course for which the final project could be anything she wanted. 

“To be honest, that kinda freaked me out,”

Kelsi Folsom

Honing Her Voice

Kelsi Folsom has been a part of just about any kind of church experience you can imagine — from Episcopalian to Pentecostal. Rather than encouraging her to pick a single expression of faith, these divergent experiences have

Dr. Joelle Hathaway

The Evolution of Theopoetics

With new faculty members contributing to a burgeoning catalog of courses, it is no wonder that students from a wide variety of places, traditions, and backgrounds are finding their way to Bethany’s theopoetics program 

Theopoetics is