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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.

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Your opinions matter. Let us know how Bethel faculty and staff can offer useful support during your journey in obtaining a degree through our Single Parent Student Survey.

Our Campus Ministry staff would also be glad to pray for you. You can submit your requests here, and they will be prayed for confidentially by Campus Ministries staff.

If you have any questions or would like more information, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at Or, you can reach Janna Collins at 651.635.8003 or Britt Olson at 651.635.8034.

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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Due to the needs for social distancing and safety for all students and their families, we are suspending the dinners for 2020-2021.

Our hope is that prayer, encouragement, and the myriad resources on this site will give you a boost as you navigate completing a degree at Bethel. If you have other needs or suggestions for us to further support you, please contact us.

May God bless you this year at Bethel and at home.

There are no upcoming events.

Previous Events

February 13, 2020: Dave Broza, "Career & Calling"

January 9, 2020: Nathan Elliot, "Promoting a Growth Mindset" (presentation)

December 12, 2019: Jeff Sanders, "Waiting Open-Ended This Christmas Season"

November 14, 2019: Jeremy Floyd, Recent Bethel Student: "Facing Your Fears"

October 10, 2019: Nikki Daniels, Program Director and Strengths Coach: "Exploring StrengthsFinder"

September 12, 2019: Pastor Laurel Bunker, "The Power of Positive Parenting"

Find an archive of 2018-19 events here.


Click here for a list of resources for single parents.