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Seminary for Everyone

seminary for everyone

Whether you want to learn more about a particular topic or get a taste of what Bethel Seminary is all about—we have courses covering a variety of relevant interests and passions all year long. Internationally renowned instructors are excited to share their perspectives on topics close to their hearts through these flexible, easily-accessible opportunities. With choices related to both credit seeking and non-credit seeking endeavors, you get to decide what level of investment suits your life, goals, and learning style.

Group Discount: We offer a discount of $70 off per person if there are five or more participants registered from the same organization (church, Bible study group, etc.). Please email seminary-for-everyone@bethel.edu for more information and to receive the group rate coupon code.

All courses are accessible online, and non-credit options involve a 5-6 hour time commitment per week (for a four-week course).

Courses Open for Registration

Hope for Christian Unity
October 2-27, 2023

Facilitated by Peter T. Vogt, Dean, and Jeannine Brown, David Price Professor of Biblical and Theological Foundations, Bethel Seminary

Jesus prayed for unity for his followers, and this unity was intended to point people to God. With many denominations and traditions within the church around the globe, it might seem daunting to hope for Christian unity. This month-long course will explore what the Bible says about the importance of Christian unity, as well as practical ways to foster unity in our church communities today. We’ll be taking cues from Francis Chan’s important work on this topic, Until Unity. In this course, accessible fully online, there will be readings, videos, online interactions, and Zoom sessions with special guests, including Francis Chan. You’ll hear from Bethel Seminary faculty, who will provide insights from their areas of expertise on Christian unity. Join us in October for “Hope for Christian Unity.”

Note: Francis Chan will join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 3, at 6-7pm CT (weekly hour-long Zoom sessions are always recorded so you can view them whenever it fits in your schedule).

Course Options and Cost

  • Online
  • For no seminary credit but access to seminar-style courses, which will include media, Zoom sessions with the instructor and/or potential guest lecturers, and online group discussions: $195 (runs from October 2-27, 2023)

*To receive seminary credit, you must be either an incoming or current Bethel Seminary student or receive special student status from the institution.

Upcoming Courses

Scripture at the Crossroads: How the Old Testament is Used in the New Testament
January 2-26, 2024
Taught by Lyn Nixon

Pastoral Leadership and Soul Care in the 21st Century
January 2-26, 2024
Taught by Roy Inzunza

Reading the Old Testament in the Ancient Church
June 3-28, 2024
Taught by Amy Nichole Allan

Integrating Media and Arts in Preaching
June 3-28, 2024
Taught by Keith Loy