Theology is about more than words. It’s about discovering God’s heart in His Word.
Our Theological Studies Certificate will draw you deeper into biblical studies and theology. The knowledge and skills you gain in our program have application in a variety of careers and fields, such as Christian-based organizations and missions. It will also grow your understanding of the character of God and Jesus Christ while you learn from expert professors and peers who come from diverse backgrounds and occupations.
Our Theological Studies Certificate advances your skills in biblical interpretation and helps prepare you to teach Scripture with confidence.
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Take A Spiritual Journey
Become immersed in the world of biblical interpretation through our Theological Studies Certificate. Included among your topics of study are Jesus, salvation, and the works of the Holy Spirit. You’ll also study how God’s activities relate to history, the church, and the future. Our Bethel Seminary programs will help you become an effective leader, develop strong character, and grow spiritually and personally.
Over 3,600 seminary graduates serving around the world
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Instruction by scholar-practitioners
Our professors are scholar-practitioners who contribute to the field through teaching, writing, and research. They are highly respected in the field and are actively engaged in ministry.
Whole-life learningYou’ll grow as a whole person as your biblical thinking and interpretive skills expand. You’ll be challenged to mature spiritually through a greater understanding of how the Bible connects to real life, which will enhance your teaching of God’s Word.
Stimulating student body
You’ll enjoy the richness of studying alongside peers from a range of backgrounds who are all committed to growing as whole and holy people.
This has been an intense and challenging program, but I'm learning to never underestimate how following God's path for you can bring such peace.Rebecca Smith '16
The Environmental Studies program prepared me as a well-rounded student. I gained the field skills to study ecology, and also the ethical perspectives behind environmental stewardship. The professors are knowledgeable and passionate, which is passed on to their students.David Petry '13
Grad School: M.S. in Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University
Being able to focus on the big picture, while still knowing how the small details relate to that big picture, is a huge advantage in business, and something that studies in history can train one to do.Brandon Raatikka '03
Current job: Vice President of Risk Assessment, FactRight, LLC
The Ed.D program expands students' minds and readies them to be public, intellectual, and ethical leaders who have the courage to educationally equip learners for their future world of work and life.Michelle Hiteman '14
Current job: Principal of Taipei American School
Rarely does a week go by when I don't draw upon, or pass along to others, something I learned from my professors at Bethel. The foundation I received in Bible, theology, history and practical ministry continually blesses me.Tim Morey '98
Current job: Pastor/Professor/Author
The classes were informative and practical. I often find myself using concepts I learned in acting classes to help with presentations even outside of theatre.Erin Lorentz '13
Current job: Student Alumni Programming Coordinator
I am astonished and whole-heartedly humbled by the love, support, and friendships I made in the Athletic Training Education Program! I not only received an outstanding education by top professors, but I was able to become their friends, and now, colleagues!Megan Roschen '13
Grad school: Mayo School of Health Sciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program
Bethel's Christ-centered values coupled with academic excellence must not be overlooked. My professors were personal with students while spiritually and intellectually challenging. My degree has wide applications and is uniquely equipping me in long-lasting ways for my M.Div. training.Jessica Garske '12
Grad school: Talbot School of Theology (Biola University)
My graduate school experience has positioned me with a consulting career that is both strategic and futuristic. Every day I help senior care organizations navigate through health care reform. It's challenging but incredibly rewarding work.Kristine Betz '12
Current job: Consultant
The Organizational Leadership program provides students with life changing experiences. Students learn to work effectively and strategically within their cohort. The program not only provides students with superior education, it teaches students the value of integrity within Christian views.Tee Lee '14
Currebt job: Industrial Sales
Bethel has strongly prepared me to be an ambassador for Christ in my career as a nurse. The foundation of solid nursing skills and knowledge has prepared me well in caring for my patients and their families.Daniel Luthi '13
Current job: RN, BSN - Registered Nurse
My experience at Bethel University was an enjoyable and challenging one. The program and professors at Bethel gave me a broader view of nursing and helped prepare me for a better career. I'm forever grateful for the training I received.Manny Smith '13
Current job: Nurse Manager
The Art Department at Bethel was an incredibly formative place for me. You'll find kind and genuinely caring experts who will propel you forward in your artistic, spiritual, and professional journey and provide a unique, personalized experience.Elise Valley '10
Current job: Pre-K Through Grade 12 Art Teacher, Legacy Christian Academy
The Marriage and Family Therapy program at Bethel has far exceeded my expectations, I have gained a much stronger sense of what I am called to both personally and professionally.Esther Davis '18
I am grateful to attend Bethel Seminary. The three centers approach has helped me to integrate academia into the real world through my relationship with Christ and my heart for others.Hickory Smith '16
Current job: Army National Guard and Pastoral Intern of Welcome and Care
You’ll complete this program with practical skills in biblical interpretation and the confidence to apply those skills to your career.
Learn how to:
- Apply the message of the Bible to your own life so you can teach for life change
- Love God, yourself, and others more fully by gaining emotional, spiritual, and relational health
- Gain tools and insights for interpreting the Bible in its original context
- Relate theology to current issues
- Approach Scripture with care and understanding