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Friends of the History Center

The mission of the Friends is to enhance public relations by promoting membership in the Friends, by circulating a newsletter, by making available both scholarly and popular studies, by developing media presentations, by making in-preson presentations, by providing docents to interpret the Center to visitors, by encouraging the gathering of vital documents and materials.  The Friends of the History Center is a voluntary, self-perpetuating auxilary to the Center.

Connect with the Friends 

Trail Markers is published twice a year and contains articles on conference and Bethel history, news on past and upcoming Friends events, and opportunities to contribute to the mission of the Friends of the History Center.  Submit a request to receive a paper copy in your mailbox.

Upcoming Friends events

Join the Friends for "The Amazing Story of The Bethel Nursing Program" on October 21, 2017 in The Underground at Bethel University (#4 on the map). Presenters include Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Beth Peterson.  Coffee and refreshments at 9:30AM ($3) and program at 10AM (no charge).  Park in the West Lot by the Community Life Center and follow directions posted in the CLC Lobby.  Submit a request to be added to the Friends mailing list. 

Recent Friends publications

Five Decades of Growth and Change: The Baptist General Conference and Bethel College and Seminary, 1952-2002 (James and Carole Spickelmier, editors, 2010). An online copy is available in the Bethel University Digital Library.  

New Century/New Directions: The Baptist General Conference/Converge Worldwide, 2001-2010 (James and Carole Spickelmier, editors, 2012)

Give First Priority to Jesus: Key values for Christian living taken from the life and ministry of Carl H. Lundquist (James and Carole Spickelmier, editors, 2013).

A Time of Transformation: Bethel Seminary 1982-2012 (James and Carole Spickelmier, editors, 2013).  

Bethel Seminary: Shaped by Godly Leadership.  An online copy is available in the Bethel University Digital Library.

Hard copies of these volumes are available for order.