Bethel College

Service Learning

Impactful Knowledge

Service is the act of giving from the heart to humanity and back to our created world, which in turn strengthens others and the self while providing a sense of gratitude and healing.

Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and social justice as you encounter differences related to race, class and privilege.

Question social inequalities and find meaningful ways to make positive change.

Address the symptoms of injustice and seek ways to heal its causes.

You’ll experience your first service project before you begin classes as a new Thresher. Service is just engrained in our DNA.

  • Service: that prizes compassion and concern for the powerless – Bethel values statement
  • 20,000+ meals packaged for the local food bank
  • 425+ service opportunities available annually

Service – on campus

Experience a community that encourages, fosters and provides regular opportunities to take care of each other and our surroundings.

Service – in the community

Live out your commitment to service each fall during Service Day. Classes are canceled and the campus unites to focus on service projects in the local community.

Service – around the globe

Travel to Haiti to serve in local clinics or help teach children. Spend summer in Mexico working with QUEST Mexico, examining issues related to economics, diversity, human rights, religion and immigration.

Service – after Bethel College

A common post-graduation practice is accepting a voluntary service (VS) assignment in various agencies nationwide. Graduates embrace an attitude of service in their work – in schools, hospitals, nonprofit agencies, research labs, churches – as well as in their everyday life.