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Debbie Roberts Resigns from Bethany Faculty

Debbie Roberts, assistant professor of reconciliation studies at Bethany Theological Seminary, will resign her position as of December 31, 2017. She has received a call to pastor the Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren in Wenatchee, Washington. To maintain continuity during the remainder of the academic year, Roberts will teach reconciliation studies courses already scheduled for spring… Read more »

Bethany Sunday Scheduled for October 15

Bethany Theological Seminary invites Churches of the Brethren to share in the life of the Bethany community through Bethany Sunday on October 15, 2017. This annual observance is a chance to learn more about the current programs and people at the Seminary and to remember the Seminary’s mission: educating spiritual and intellectual leaders for ministry…. Read more »

Brethren Academy Announces Position Opening

La traducción en español está por debajo. The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership announces a quarter-time position opening:  coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs. The Academy is a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary. The primary functions of this position are to administer the certificate-level ministry training programs… Read more »

Nancy Heishman Resigns from Academy Position

Nancy S. Heishman, coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs for the Brethren Academy for Ministerial leadership, has resigned; she plans to continue her work with the Academy through the end of October 2017. As of November 6, she will serve as director of the Office of Ministry for the Church of the Brethren. During her… Read more »

New Urban Ministry Course Offered

A new partnership with a nonprofit in Atlanta, Georgia, is giving Bethany students a unique ministry opportunity. From January 2-12, 2018, the new course entitled A Place of Refuge: Ministry in an Urban Context will take students to Atlanta to explore both the complexities of ministry with marginalized communities in urban areas and options for… Read more »

Academy Launches EFSM Program in Spanish

Pastors David and Rita Flores and members of the Cristo de Sion Church of the Brethren in Pomona, California, have become the first students to enter the new Spanish-language track of the Brethren Academy program Education for a Shared Ministry (EFSM). For over thirty years, the EFSM program has been nurturing and equipping ministers and… Read more »

Bethany and EYN Form Educational Partnership

Bethany Theological Seminary and EkklesiyarYan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have entered into an historic relationship, the first of its kind between the Seminary and a Church of the Brethren group outside the United States.  At the 2016 Annual Conference, Bethany president Jeff Carter and EYN president Joel Billi signed a… Read more »

Bethany Honors New Graduates

Bethany Theological Seminary’s class of 2017 gathered with family, friends, and the Bethany community on Saturday, May 6, to celebrate their academic achievements. Fifteen seniors received their degrees and certificates from President Jeff Carter and Lynn Myers, chair of the board of trustees. “You are a faithful class,” Carter told the group, “faithful not only… Read more »

Trustees Focus on New Strategic Plan

During their spring meeting held March 23-26, the Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees took action in the formulation of a new strategic plan for the Seminary. As a major item of business, the board was presented with a narrative framework from which goals and implementation steps of the strategic plan will be defined. The… Read more »

Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship Established

Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, residential students at Bethany Seminary will be able to take advantage of a unique opportunity. The new Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship, now open for applications, will enable students to complete their seminary education with no additional educational or consumer debt. Applications for the Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship… Read more »