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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.

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 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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Events 

January 19, 2023

Dinner (6:00-6:30 PM): 
We'll eat together over Zoom and enjoy some community time.
Session Topic (6:30-7:30): 

How to Manage Life When You Are Trying to Do it All


The idea of going to school as an adult is intimidating and it comes with a lot of additional responsibility. Managing work, school, and family is hard but the education that is gained from the experience is priceless. While trying to achieve work/life balance, how do you fit in school? Please join Jennifer Drobinski as she shares her education journey and gives you ideas on how to manage it all.

Registration:

To sign up and get the Zoom link, please email single-parent-support@bethel.edu

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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.

Resources 

Click here for a list of resources for single parents.