Preparing ministry leaders to serve the needs of our complex world.

For over 140 years, Bethel Seminary has been a Spirit-empowered community of students, faculty, and staff—all working to become better followers of Christ. Take a look around to learn more about who we are and what we offer.

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Degree Programs

Why Bethel Seminary?

Bethel Seminary is among the 15 largest accredited seminaries in the United States. Nearly 1,400 seminary students are enrolled through our campuses in St. Paul and San Diego.

Our programs are:

Grounded in biblical truth. We work to establish a solid biblical and theological foundation in our students, giving you a base for personal and spiritual formation.

Focused on leadership. Our world needs strong, gracious, passionate leaders, so we make it a priority to provide you with a range of leadership tools and skills.

Designed to develop your personal and spiritual character. It’s our goal to help you grow personally, spiritually, and academically, so you’re prepared to lead and serve with wisdom and strength in your communities and in our world

Seminary Features

Blog: Seminary Admissions

Students and staff share their Bethel Seminary experience.

Blog: Theology Matters

Seminary Dean David Clark reflects on the role of theology in the world today.

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