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Faith at Bethel

At Bethel University, faith, learning, and life are deliberately linked. We explore life’s most important questions from a broadly Christian perspective. We believe the most holistic learning comes from nurturing and developing our minds, bodies, and souls. We think deeply, critically, and creatively about the world around us, and we use our God-given talents to make a difference in that world, for God's glory and our neighbors' good.

Here, we recognize the Creator’s thumbprint in every human discipline, from physics and business, to history and nursing, to athletics and the arts. We challenge each other with new ideas, while supporting each other in a safe, faith-based community. In everything, we integrate what we believe into what we do, so we can accomplish the incredible things we were created for.

Undergrad students in graduation gowns toss their caps.

What We Believe

Our values tell us who we are and our beliefs inform our decisions as we advance in our lives and careers. 

Many undergrad students find they must transition from their childhood faith to forge a new meaningful walk with God. There’s no better place to do this than within Bethel's supportive learning community.

Bethel seminary students become strong leaders and develop deep spiritual foundations. Beyond the classroom, their time at Bethel is hands-on training for a fully realized Christian life.

Adult students in graduate and degree completion programs come from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Students are prepared to make wise decisions with moral grounding based on discussions facilitated by faculty who teach from a broadly Christian perspective.

Students sing during Chapel.

Students are in a chapel service.


Chapel is the heart and soul of spiritual life on the Bethel campus. It's for everyone, and it's not required.

Students sing on stage during Chapel


Our Sunday evening worship service draws high school and college students from across the Twin Cities.

Prayer Initiative

Join us as alumni and friends in the Twin Cities area and throughout the nation lift up Bethel in prayer.

Spiritual Resources

The Office of Campus Ministries provides valuable opportunities and resources for the Bethel community.

Outreach and Service

At Bethel, we serve God by serving our neighbors, particularly those on the margins of society.