Connections Program

Bethany Theological Seminary's Connections program makes Brethren graduate-level ministry education available to students unable to relocate to Bethany's Richmond, Indiana campus. Connections serves students throughout the denomination, but SVMC's collaboration with Bethany allows students to take Bethany courses right here in our region. These courses provide the face-to-face interaction between students and faculty that students doing distance work often miss. 

Connections has continued to expand in recent years, offering more online and short-term intensive courses and a broader range of program options. Students may pursue any level of graduate work through Connections--from an occasional course or two, to the six-course Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies (CATS), up to a fully accredited MDiv or MA degree. Students still need to do some of their work on the Richmond campus, but they can do this through short-term intensive courses. Sojourns at Bethany often lay the groundwork for relationships with students and faculty that grow through later online courses and shared ministry.

If you have already obtained your undergraduate degree and are ready for further study, the Connections program could be your next step. Contact Tracy Primozich, Bethany's Director of Admissions ( for more information.