Bethany Seminary Launches New Master’s Degree  

For students who hear a clear call and are following a specific path to practical ministry, Bethany Theological Seminary has launched a new master’s degree program that links spiritual formation with a focus on social change.   

 

Brethren Academy Newsletters

Welcome to the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership’s Newsletter Page!

Here you will find the current issue of The Scroll in addition to selected past issues.

 

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Fall 2021

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Bethany Launches New Academic Year 

As the 2021-22 academic year begins, 32 new degree-seeking students are expected to join the innovative learning community of Bethany Theological Seminary.

Offering both in-person and distance learning options, the Seminary attracts students from across the U.S. as well as Nigeria, where the Seminary has built a

Educational Effectiveness

Bethany works diligently to create an environment for student success. Assessment of student learning is a high priority for our institution. We have developed a variety of tools and practices that allow faculty and staff to review these assessment

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

Poetry from a Pandemic Year: Bethany grad Amy Lutes Publishes New Book

Amy Lutes, who completed her Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination at Bethany in 2020, has published a poetry collection entitled, Stay with Me: Poems from a Year of Beauty and Ashes.

The book includes 52 poems written between January

New Website Promotes Environmental Awareness in Congregations

The Green Circle at Bethany Theological Seminary has created a website featuring resources for pastors and church leaders who want to promote environmental awareness in their congregations.  

The site includes resources for worship, activity suggestions

Dr. Russell Haitch Explores Links Between Faith and Science

Dr. Russell Haitch, professor of theology and human science at Bethany Theological Seminary, has published a new book entitled, Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science (Fortress, 2021).

The book offers a model for unifying Christian

Remembering Dr. Dale Brown

Dr. Dale Weaver Brown, 95, professor emeritus of history and theology at Bethany, died August 30, 2021. 

A member of the Bethany faculty from 1962-1994, Dr. Brown taught courses on Bonhoeffer, Brethren theology and history, and peacemaking, among other

Continuing Education Opportunities

Church of the Brethren agencies and partners offer classes and events throughout the year that qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) for clergy. Most of these events are also open to laypersons for personal enrichment. Some are offered online,