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"Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Bethel University adult undergraduate, seminary, and graduate programs focus on adult students and their specific goals and needs, including parenting while completing a degree. Parenting is hard work. Completing a college degree is hard work. Both require persistence and support networks as much as intelligence and money. But when trying to successfully parent and complete a degree, especially as a single parent, it can appear to be insurmountable.

To this end, Bethel offers opportunities designed for single parents to form relationships with other single parents; to form relationships with faculty; to attend short presentations/discussions on Bethel, state, and federal resources; and encouragement to grow spiritually.


Our regular routine of speakers (and distribution of dinner gift cards) will resume in September. Until then, we invite you to join us for our summer gatherings!

  • Thursday, July 20, 2023 
    • Student-led activity (6:00-7:30 PM)
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023 
    • Student-led activity (6:00-7:00 PM)

Information about fall events coming soon!

For more information on how to join, please email single-parent-support@bethel.edu.

Contact Us

Our Christian Formation and Church Relations staff would be glad to pray for you. You can submit your requests here, and they will be prayed for confidentially by their staff.

If you have any questions or would like more information, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at single-parent-support@bethel.edu. Or, you can reach Janna Collins at 651.635.8003.

Our Mission

To design support systems enabling single parents to successfully complete their degree.

Our Vision

To help single parents succeed by offering opportunities designed for them to form relationships with other single parents; to form relationships with faculty and staff; and to grow spiritually.

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