First Bank Richmond Makes Gift

First Bank Richmond has made a gift of $100,000 to Bethany Theological Seminary. The gift is designated to the Bethany Neighborhood, a program of the Seminary designed to foster a sense of connection between students and encourage engagement with

Brethren Life & Thought Vol 55 No 1 and 2 (Winter/Spring 2010)

The cover date is Winter and Spring 2010, yet this volume mailed to subscribers on April 20, 2011.  This volume is a themed issue, which was part of the reason for the delay.  Since this issue considers the topic

Qualified Charitable Donations

If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 per tax year directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charities like Bethany Theological Seminary.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), otherwise known as IRA charitable rollovers or

Condemning Racism and Working for Change

June 4, 2020

President Jeff Carter sent the following letter to Bethany Theological Seminary’s students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and friends.

Dear Bethany Community,

There is a particular privilege in silence.

The issues are too complicated to fully understand, so we stay silent.


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

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Ministering Through Covid-19

The Bethany Theological Seminary Pastoral Care Team has assembled a list of resources for individuals, churches, and other organizations who are needing to adapt their ministries to the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic. A webpage dedicated to this information

Seeking Racial Justice

Bethany Theological Seminary is continuing its multifaceted efforts to pursue racial justice. The foundation of this work is a framework created in 2019 which was designed to intentionally confront racial hierarchy, implicit bias, and systemic racism. This approach grew

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

Gainful Employment Information

The information on this page is provided in compliance with Department of Education requirements.
Career category: Divinity/Ministry

Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies

Program Level:  Graduate Certificate

Program Length:  1 Year


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Bethany Sunday Resources

Each fall Bethany invites congregations to remember the Seminary’s mission to educate spiritual and intellectual leaders for ministry by including Bethany in their worship services. Below are resources to help prepare for this celebration of ministry education.

Bethany Sunday –