Founded in 1887, Bethel College is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. The college continues to relate closely to Mennonite Church USA and to congregations that are members of MC USA regional conferences. Bethel is also interested in relating to local congregations of other faith traditions.
Church Relations coordinates activities so that Bethel College – as an institution but also as individual students, faculty and staff – may communicate with, listen to and join in worship with other believers.
Church Relations coordinates the following activities:
- Speakers and music groups in churches – We respond to requests for the Concert Choir or other instrumental or choral groups to participate in worship services of area congregations on a Sunday morning. We will also arrange for speakers from the college or other presentations by students or faculty in churches upon request.
- Bethel College presence at regional and national Mennonite Church USA conventions – This includes providing speakers and workshop presenters and planning a Bethel College exhibit in cooperation with the Office of Admissions and Office of Alumni Relations.