Bethel College is an evangelical Christian community of learners.
Bethel College, affiliated with the Missionary Church, is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.
In 2022, Bethel College celebrates its 75th Anniversary. That threshold is not an insignificant flip of the calendar. It could be a gateway, an appointed time which affects how we work now. Years pass swiftly whether we pay attention or not. Bethel decided to pay attention.
Bethel College prepares its students for their calling and career and to be ambassadors for Christ in the world. Founded in 1947, Bethel is an accredited evangelical Christian college of the arts and sciences. Bethel College is authorized by the State of Indiana to operate as a postsecondary institution. Students graduating from our programs (we offer more than 50 areas of study) have achieved:
Bethel is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of numerous associations, institutes and councils, including the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Learn more.
President Gregg A, Chenoweth, Ph.D. expects GREATer things for Bethel. The GREATer Agenda: 2014–2018 was launched in March 2014, and focuses on five specific priorities: growth, revival, encore, aesthetics, and testify (GREAT).
Our 20,000 alumni reside in 49 states and 35 areas of the world. Our graduates have accomplished great things in their professional lives. Here are a few we’re proud to call Pilots (see Pride Points for many more):
Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, (St. Joseph County), Bethel College is an urban-situated campus close to a wide range of recreational opportunities. The sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are less than an hour away, and the city of Chicago is just 90 miles from campus. Additionally, Bethel is: