BSSD 40th Anniversary

Bethel Seminary San Diego
You're invited to the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Bethel Seminary San Diego! Join us for a weekend of activities September 29–30 alongside other members of the Bethel family and friends. Learn more about the events below or if you still have questions about the events, contact Mitchell Campbell at or 619.325.5227. Then register to join us Friday, Saturday, or all weekend.

Friday, September 29

Estate Planning Seminar | 10 a.m.–2:15 p.m.

Bethel Seminary | 6116 Arosa Street | San Diego, California 92115

No matter the size of your estate, everyone needs to plan for the future. This seminar, led by Bethel estate planning experts, will offer tools and strategies to help you provide for and protect your family, healthcare, finances, and estate plan. The morning will consist of an Estate Planning 101 session that will follow the book Provide & Protect by A. Charles Schultz, J.D. to teach the basics of creating a will or updating an existing will.

The afternoon includes three breakout session options: Gifts that Provide Income—"The Ninth Wonder of the World"; Making the Most of Your IRA; and Health Care Directive/Living Wills. You will have the opportunity to attend two of the three sessions to take an in-depth look at several gift plans that can provide income to you and your family, offer tax benefits, and create a legacy by supporting your favorite charitable organizations. 

The cost of this event is $20 for one person, an additional $10 for spouses, and includes lunch, refreshments, a copy of Provide & Protect (one per couple), a complementary wills guide, and access to a free, online Wills Planner account. Learn more!

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Celebration Banquet | 6:30 p.m.

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley | 901 Camino Del Rio S | San Diego, California 92108

Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bethel Seminary San Diego and God's faithfulness in growing the school alongside Bethel's former and current deans. We will be honoring BSSD's founding Dean Clifford Anderson and his wife Alice, and recognizing Steve and Mariel Voth, John and Gayle Lillis, and Arnel and Terri Motz.

You'll also hear from special speaker Leland Eliason, executive director and provost emeritus of Bethel Seminary while enjoying a delicious meal at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. 

There will be a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of this event is $30 per person and includes dinner and parking. Register by Friday, September 15, to reserve your seat at this special banquet event.

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Saturday, September 30

Homecoming Festival | 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

9 a.m. | BREAKFAST | Bethel Seminary | 6116 Arosa Street | San Diego, California 92115

  • Continue the celebration with a hot breakfast and the chance to reconnect with professors and mingle with friends.

9:45 a.m. | TELLING THE STORY | Bethel Seminary | 6116 Arosa Street | San Diego, California 92115

  • Hear from former deans Steve Voth and John Lillis. This time will also include alumni testimonies. 

10:30 a.m. | FAMILY FAIR | College Avenue Baptist Church | 4747 College Ave | San Diego, California 92115

Give thanks as a community by joining us across the street from Bethel Seminary for a family-friendly afternoon of games, prizes, food, refreshments, and other fun activities. Stop by anytime between 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Bring your friends! 

Homecoming Festival events are free, but please register to let us know you're coming so we can plan accordingly. 

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