By Jenny Williams
Campus visit days are well-established events at Bethany Theological
Seminary in Richmond, Ind., eliciting appreciation from attendees for
the information and hospitality they receive. The spring 2015 ENGAGE
visit day, to be held Friday, March 27, will again offer prospective
seminary students as much of the Bethany experience as possible in a
Attendees will learn about Bethany’s newly revised curriculum and its
many options from Steve Schweitzer, academic dean. Over lunch, a
presentation on the changing landscape of ministry will be led by Scott
Holland, Slabaugh Professor of Theology and Culture, and Tara
Hornbacker, professor of ministry formation, missional leadership, and
To convey the student experience, a student panel discussion will be
held via Bethany’s new technology classroom, demonstrating how Bethany
allows for distance students to participate in classroom events in real
time. Kristy Shellenberger, an MA student, will lead joint worship for
the Bethany and Earlham School of Religion communities, and students
will also give tours of the Earlham College campus.
Information on the financial investment of seminary education will
include the amenities of the emerging Bethany Neighborhood in addition
to financial aid and other considerations presented by Brian Schleeper,
student services associate. Courtney Hess, grant project director, will
speak to the research and programming being undertaken to address
student debt and ongoing stewardship, of which the housing and community
opportunities of the Neighborhood are a part. Students who have already
applied also will be able to meet with faculty.
Bethany will cover lodging expenses and two meals for ENGAGE guests.
For more information and to register, visit
bethanyseminary.edu/visit/engage or call 800-287-8822.
On Saturday, all are invited to stay for the Willson Lectures at
Earlham School of Religion, presented by renowned writer and speaker
Diana Butler Bass on the topic, “Finding the Spirit of God in the Spirit
of the World.” The event is free; breakfast and lunch will cost $25,
and registration is required. For more information go to http://esr.earlham.edu/news-events/news/esr-welcomes-diana-butler-bass-2015-willson-lectures.
-- Jenny Williams is director of communications and alumni/ae relations for Bethany Theological Seminary.
Source: 2/25/2015 Newsline