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After 70+ years of ministry, Bethany Global University and Bethany International have become well known around the world by missions professionals, educators, and ministry leaders.


“Bethany has a rich heritage, a spiritual DNA of faith, international fruitfulness, and a great future ahead”
—Loren Cunningham – Founder of Youth With A Mission, President of the University of the Nations


“I have followed the great ministry of Bethany for over half a century.  I had the privilege of knowing the founder and so many of the leaders and teachers over the years. There has always been a link with Operation Mobilization and many graduates have worked with us, some in key leadership roles. I am just thanking the Lord for BGU’s impact around the world.”
—George Verwer – Founder of Operation Mobilization


“[Bethany does] a very effective job of training workers for the harvest. They have been great partners in the Finishing the Task Network, and have helped to motivate indigenous workers in scores of countries to set up local missions’ base camps and equip them for ministry among unengaged people groups.”
—Paul Eshelman – Founder of the Jesus Film & President of the Issachar Initiative


“Bethany Global University has been blazing recently. Their desire to make the learning environment as real and authentic as possible through global placements throughout their studies has a huge impact on the effectiveness of their graduates. Their willingness to include majors that will equip workers to go into the marketplaces of the world well grounded in the word ensures we have a relevant workforce for this changing missions environment. I pray that thousands will be raised up through this program to go be who God has made them to be where He is not worshipped.”
—Andrew Scott – President/CEO OM USA


“Bethany Global University has a tried and true approach to equipping men and women for missionary service. From their beginning the integration of spiritual formation, global awareness, biblical and mission studies has been a hallmark of the approach to education. I have worked with professors and graduates of BGU over the past 25 years. I highly recommend BGU as a place for study and formation.”
—Doug McConnell, PhD – Provost and Professor Fuller Theological Seminary


“Bethany Fellowship and now BGU has had a profound impact on me and the mission’s world. My father Ivor Davies, missionary in Congo and WEC leader in NZ, often shared revival insights with Ted Hegre and Harold Brokke and I was blessed by the association. Their clear missionary passion and deep spirituality has impressed our missionary teams. This was coupled with a godly practicality and distinctive teaching WEC is blessed to enjoy BGU transparency and warm fellowship.”
—Dr. Evan Davies – Former International Director of WEC International and Principal of Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies


Bethany Global University puts first things first—The Word and the world. Students receive the finest of training under experienced mission practitioners who know first hand how to balance the two. I recommend these programs to any who are preparing to serve in cross-cultural ministries.
—Marvin J. Newell – Senior Vice President, Missio Nexus


“‘I first learned of the Bethany Fellowship and its ethos of sacrificial faith through books. I can remember sitting once and listening to Ted Hegre expound on Galatians 2:20 and the mystery of our ‘Union’ with Christ. Bethany Fellowship and BGU still retain the glory of that mystery. I heartily recommend their program to the whole Body of Christ—a program that is much more than a program. Bethany is a ‘life poured out’ for God and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.”
—Elliott Tepper – International Director of Betel International and WEC Missionary


“Bethany Global University is a place where God is drawing youth with passion for God and compassion for people to come together in preparation to be poured out upon the nations. The Bethany faculty is truly on fire and pursuing the Lord for the new mission movement that God is raising up in this hour and God’s Spirit is moving in their midst.”
—Shelley Hundley – Dean of Apostolic Preaching School – International House of Prayer Mission Base

“I whole-heartedly endorse Bethany Global University and its outstanding effectiveness in preparing young men and women for service in the international mission field”
—Les Stocker

“I have the unique privilege of teaching in about ten missionary training schools around the world each year. I have also studied a broad variety of training models. In my estimation, the “Bethany model”, including the 16-month overseas internship, is the most effective and fruitful model in use today. It brings missionary trainees into direct contact with actual “life and work on the field” better than any other.”
—Paul Strand

“Bethany Global University is committed to the holistic training of cross-cultural missionaries. Students receive a strong academic foundation for a biblical and theological understanding of God’s heart for the world coupled with a rich spiritual development program to forge effective ministers of the Gospel.”
—Anne-Marie Finsaas

“Bethany is the best deal around for future missionaries! Be trained, prepared, and launched into ministry without the encumbering debt that plagues so many college graduates. The training and preparation doesn’t stop at the book level; it includes mentoring, ministry opportunities, and significant cross-cultural experience. This all adds up to a high quality missions college and a life-changing experience”
—Michelle Billman