Who is Bethel?

When it comes down to it, there are 3 main things that drive each game, lecture, club, or Chapel service at Bethel-solid academics, community life, and Christ-centered spirituality. We call this the 3-legged stool that everything at Bethel is built upon.

Meaningful Academics

All Bethel students are on their way to future careers as teachers, artists, lawyers, scientists, writers, pastors, nurses, and more-even those who are still finding their way to a major. We believe in our liberal arts approach, giving students a balanced, meaningful education that prepares them for all of life.

In 88 majors, Bethel students excel on national standards. That's because classes are small and faculty come from top graduate schools like Yale and Harvard. They live to teach and mentor, recognizing their students' gifts and pushing them to be their best.

Active Community

It's hard to imagine a campus that's more active. Students run dozens of clubs and honor societies-from Acting on AIDS to disc golf. We cheer on our 18 varsity sports teams, and even rally out in the cold during intramural broomball playoffs. Plus, there's somehow time to fit in acoustic coffee houses, gallery shows, theatre productions, and probably some hefty studying.

Spiritual Spark

At Bethel, we're a community of engaged, creative Christians who are looking for ways to make our world a better place. We ask tough questions and wrestle with issues facing the world and the church today. And in everything we do, we're guided by our core values.

We understand that it's a tall order to follow in Christ's footsteps, and everyday we're encouraging each other to become more adventurous in our faith-whether that's stepping up to lead a worship team, confronting our nation's race history on the Sankofa spring break trip, or serving in a St. Paul neighborhood through outreach ministries.