Bethany Is...


A School Created for God

Bethany Bible Training Center was founded in 1968 as a place where God could come and accomplish the purposes of His heart. Our desire is to be a habitation for the Lord—both individually and corporately as a school.
In the Bible, Bethany was a home where Jesus loved to go and where He was welcomed by Mary, Martha and Lazarus. In the same way, we want our school to be place where God can freely reveal His character, heart and desires through His manifest and abiding presence.


A School Set Apart

Bethany is place where students of all ages, nationalities and callings can come apart to build a life foundation of devotion to God. Before Moses led the Israelites out of bondage, he turned aside to meet God at the burning bush. Before John the Baptist declared God’s heart to a generation that had not heard His word for 400 years, he went out into the wilderness to listen to God.
At Bethany, students can separate themselves from distractions to seek God—to learn His voice, study His Word, and to allow Him to prepare their lives as a habitation for Him. We emphasize developing an active prayer and devotional life, growing in the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit and living as overcomers through the power of the cross.


A School of the Spirit

Bethany is a “School of the Spirit,” where training is not limited to classes or chapels, but where students are called to unreservedly surrender every area of their lives to the Holy Spirit for His training and transformation. At Bethany, we invite the Lord to come and have His way in our lives—to teach us His ways and change us as only He can.
As Seeley Kinne writes in “The School of Preparation,” “Before we will be able to rightly relate to the classroom lessons of this school, we must come into a practical relationship with the Holy Spirit as our Director and Teacher. Each individual will be in a class by himself and receive the lessons specifically fitted to the crucifixion of his will, heart, and carnal nature.”


A School of the Bible

We believe that the Word of God and the Spirit of God are in agreement, and our desire is to teach the Bible not just as information but with impartation, with a spirit of revelation that impacts the spirit, heart and mind and transforms lives. Our classes are intended to impart the life-changing truth of God’s Word so that the Word will “become flesh”—lived out—in students’ lives.


A School of Ministry

Our mission is to equip students to learn and function in their purpose in the body of Christ and to fulfill God’s unique destiny for their lives. We believe that ministry flows out of relationship with God; that our first call is to minister to God, and that as we seek to grow in intimacy with Him, His desires will become our own, and we can then minister from His heart to a hurting and broken world.