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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

Creation Care and the Church
October 3-28

Taught by Dr. Glen G. Scorgie, Professor of Theology at Bethel Seminary

Christians are called by God to live, act, and bear witness in the context of humanity’s currently troubled relationship with the rest of creation. In this course we will explore this challenge and the wide range of present-day Christian responses to it. Our goals will be to develop a biblically-informed response, to explore the Christian virtues and spirituality needed to sustain such a response, and to identify some practical creation-care initiatives for individuals and churches. A robust commitment to creation care can strengthen, rather than detract from, the church’s vital ministries of evangelism and discipleship.

Course Options and Cost:

For access to the seminar-style class—including media, Zoom sessions with guest lecturers, and group discussions: $195*

*This class will not be available for Bethel Seminary credit regardless of student status.

Recovering and Amplifying your Creativity
October 3-28

Taught by Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore, Teaching Partner at Bethel University

Creativity is one of the most essential skills in a wide range of fields from art and design to technology and business, but we don’t often think of creativity as something we could learn more about or become better at. This course is intended for anyone who wants to become more creative and innovative in their personal or professional pursuits. In this course, you’ll learn how to move past obstacles to creativity and how to make changes that promote creative thinking. In the process, we'll explore how we can discover greater meaning in our everyday lives.

Course Options and Cost:

For access to the seminar-style class—including media, Zoom sessions with guest lecturers, and group discussions: $195*

*This class will not be available for Bethel Seminary credit regardless of student status.

Upcoming Courses

Course descriptions and registration coming soon. 

January 2-27, 2023

  • Reimagining Evangelism with Joe Boyd
  • Lost in Translation? Everything You Wanted to Know about Bible Translation but Were Afraid to Ask with Jeannine Brown and Mark Strauss

June 5-30, 2023

  • Leadership Communication in Divisive Times with Stephanie O’Brien
  • Is Theology Political? Church and State After 2020 with Joel Lawrence