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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 CAPS, Seminary, and GS 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 Mission

Design support systems enabling single parents to successfully complete their degree.

Our Vision

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.

Event Spotlights

Dinner and Dialogue: Amy Blaz | May 9, 2019

Message: "Choosing Sanity"

Kids, church, school, work, self-care, housework. How do you do it all without going crazy? You don't! At least Amy didn't. She focused on her goal and found balance - even if it meant sticking the dirty dishes in the oven or under the sink when needed! Amy Blaz (Chief Financial Officer, Bethel University) shares about how she chose sanity while getting her MBA as a single parent. 

Dinner and Celebration | January 22, 2019

Laurel Bunker's message on Resting

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Join us for our next event

Free childcare is provided for all Bethel-sponsored events designated for single parents

SEPT 12 2019

CAPS/ SEM/ GS Single Parent Dinner and Dialogue

6 p.m.

Come listen to an inspirational message from campus pastor, Laurel Bunker, as she kicks us off into the 2019 -2020 school year! Anderson Center ANC 304 (students) & 307 (childcare)

Contact Us

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.

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.