Specialized Certificate in Biblical Peacemaking


The Certificate in Biblical Peacemaking provides a means to construct one’s theology of peacemaking through biblical, theological, and ethical reflection. With this foundation, students will apply their learning in a practical setting.

Designed to serve the needs of students from

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Continuing Education

Church of the Brethren agencies and partners offer a variety of classes and events which qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) for

Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship

The Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship is a Richmond-based residency program that encourages theologically immersive living. The goal of the program is to provide a pathway to debt free education and to encourage a lifetime of sound financial practices

Bethany Student Publishes Poetry Collection

Julia Baker Swann, a student in the Master of Theopoetics and Writing program, has published a book of poetry entitled The Moon is Always Whole as part of the DreamSeeker

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Intercontextual Biblical Interpretation


This specialized certificate provides a focus on the sacred texts of the Christian faith and methods of interpretation, particularly in conversation with intercontextual hermeneutics and global perspectives. The importance of rigorous and reflective engagement with scripture is stressed. A

Brethren Life & Thought Vol 54 No 1&2 (Winter/Spring 2009)

This issue offers articles by eight participants in the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program (SPE).  The writers represent clergy from across the denomination and from both tracks of the SPE program.  The articles cover such topic as: pastoral excellence, leadership-theory

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination

Many on a spiritual quest are now turning from theo-logics to theopoetics in an attempt to name themselves and render God’s name in history. God may be the poet of the world,

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Just Peace and Conflict Transformation


A Certificate in Just Peace and Conflict Transformation will be useful for persons interested in gaining knowledge and skill regarding their own and others’ conflicts on a personal and/or vocational level. Conflict transformation goes beyond conflict resolution and conflict

First Joint Class with EYN Students Offered

On January 2, 2018, six students in Jos, Nigeria, joined eleven students at Bethany Theological Seminary for class without so much as noticing the ocean between them. It marked the realization of the new educational partnership between Bethany and