Let me introduce you to an institution that was founded for one
purpose and that is to prepare its students for the Christian ministry.
Bethany provides you with a wonderful opportunity to receive your
seminary education in Bible, Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Christian
Education, and Christian Counseling. Moreover, Bethany has but one
objective and that is to provide courses of study whereby you can
receive the education needed to prepare for the area of ministry
to which God has called you. Our goal is to produce graduates who
have reached a level of competence in their respective fields, and
to be good servants of Christ in the Church and in society.
It is now possible for you to achieve the Bible college or seminary
training you have always wanted, and you don't have to give up your
job or position with your church and move to a distant city.
Bethany provides a comprehensive external study program allowing
the student to have concentrations in areas such as Bible, Christian
Education, Christian Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Missions, and
Theology. To supplement the external studies, Bethany also provides
on-site courses, symposiums, seminars, and workshops. For the student
who has access to a computer, it is possible to receive additional
instruction through on-line classes.
This approach is not new. Because of inflation and the lack of educational
space, many leading colleges and universities are turning to this
Through the programs offered by Bethany, pastors, evangelists, missionaries
and Christian workers can find a full range of studies, which lead
to an earned, religious degree in Bible, and Bible related fields
of study. Lessons are individually graded and whether the student
attends on-site or studies through correspondence, personal attention
is given to all.
Bethany uses standard Christian textbooks that are used by other
Bible colleges and seminaries in its educational programs of study.
Study guides and other materials are used to guide you through each
course subject. The study guides are so designed to act as motivators,
leading the student into an in-depth and meaningful study of the
Bible and Bible related subjects. Each course has been proven to
be effective in providing the knowledge needed to carry out God's
will in the lives of those called into Christian service. Care has
been taken to make each course both academic and practical.
Students will find the cost of studying through Bethany to be a
fraction of the cost of many other Bible colleges and seminaries.
We are also aware that the costs in obtaining a seminary education
in some institutions make it difficult to pay the required tuition
on the salary paid by many of our small churches. Therefore, we
have endeavored to keep the cost down in order that you, the student,
may receive the education needed for the work of the ministry. Moreover,
the serious student of the Bible will find Bethany true to the Word
of God, standing on the fundamentals of the faith. With the Bible
as the supreme authority and recognizing that the Holy Spirit is
the ultimate teacher, we accept the task of exposing the student
to the necessary tools to prepare for an effective ministry.
It is our desire to equip men and women with the knowledge they
need to become efficient in the field of labor to which God has
called them. Bethany also seeks to mold character through a wholesome
and intellectual study of God's Word. Moreover, we believe that
all people, regardless of their educational level, should have an
opportunity to receive a Bible education. Bethany's Vocational /
Professional programs of study help facilitate this goal.
It is my desire, as Chancellor of Bethany, that if you are considering
a Bible education in an effort to prepare for the ministry or other
Christian service, you will consider enrolling with Bethany. While
you may have had to drop out of school because of financial problems,
here is an opportunity to take up where you left off. Start today
by completing an application and returning it to Bethany.
Whether it is for one course or a complete program now is the time
to observe and execute II Timothy 2:15 and study to show yourself
approved unto God. It is His desire for us to rightly divide the
Word. To accomplish this, we must put forth the effort.
In Christian Service,
H. D. Shuemake, Chancellor