Mission

Bethel University Core Values & Mission Statement

Core Values

Bethel University creates a learning community which: 

  • Accepts individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs; 

  • Offers opportunities for individuals to contribute to the University and to other communities in a variety of ways; 

  • Emphasizes human dignity and ethics consistent with the Christian tradition; 

  • Encourages inquiry and the examination of values, self, and society; 

  • Prepares individuals for the life-long pursuit of knowledge in a complex and constantly changing world. 

Mission Statement


Bethel University’s mission is to create opportunities for members of the learning community to develop in a Christian environment to their highest intellectual, spiritual, and social potential. This includes synchronous and asynchronous modes of education. 

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