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Bethel University Strategic Framework

Charting the course, together.

At Bethel University, we are centered on Jesus Christ. We develop whole leaders who own their faith, step into the world with boldness and confidence, and act with integrity as they answer God's call. Who students are and who they are becoming matters at Bethel. Keeping Jesus at the center, we will steer forward with confidence using the following strategic framework to guide our work, create a healthy and thriving organization, and expand our kingdom impact.

Life-Changing Student Experience

We will foster a community that provides students with vibrant faith formation, a deep sense of belonging, and an understanding of God’s call.

Transformative Academics

We will offer excellent, Christ-centered academic programs that transform students to meet the world’s most pressing needs.

Thriving Culture

We will be a Christ-centered learning community that fosters flourishing for all.

Operational Excellence

We will continuously build capacity and capability as we steward the resources God has given us so that Bethel flourishes for future generations.

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Share your feedback!

Accomplishing our goals will take all of us, and we welcome your feedback. Please share your ideas, questions, and comments by emailing community-feedback@bethel.edu.

Stay up to date. 

View the recording from the 2022-23 Employee Kickoff, where members of the Cabinet shared more about the strategic framework that will guide us forward.