Joy is a good feeling in the soul produced by the Holy Spirit as he makes us see and savor the glory of Christ in the Word and the world.

Our aim is to give students an intense immersion in a God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated local church that combines rigorous study with church-based application, all to the end that they might joyfully magnify the infinite worth of Jesus Christ, and live for the praise of God’s glory in reflection, thought, word, and deed.

Under the authority of God’s inerrant word, Bethlehem College & Seminary exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by equipping men and women to treasure Christ above all things, to grow in wisdom and knowledge over a lifetime, and to glorify God in every sphere of life.

Affirmation of Faith

Core Values


Institutional Goals

Institutional Facts

Biblical Foundations

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John Piper


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Board of Trustees

The main campus of Bethlehem College & Seminary is located around and at the Downtown Campus of Bethlehem Baptist Church on the corner of 8th Street and 13th Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bethlehem has been on this corner for over 130 years. We are on the eastern edge of the Elliot Park neighborhood—an economically and ethnically diverse inner-city neighborhood. The Downtown Campus is a 15-minute walk to the center of the city and just several blocks from U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings and is just a few blocks north of the Phillips Neighborhood, the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the United States with over 100 languages spoken. We are also a 10-minute bike ride to the University of Minnesota campus.


Memphis Additional Location

The Memphis extension site currently offers the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology programs and meets on the premises of Audubon Park Baptist Church.

Cameroon Extension Site

The Cameroon extension site currently offers the Master of Divinity program and is part of a coordinated initiative of the school, Jubilee Community Church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, and Treasuring Christ Together Church Planting Network, maintaining both an extension of the school and the Eglise Baptiste Bethléem church plant.

Hawaii Extension Site

The Hawaii extension site, launching in Fall 2021, offers the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology programs provides us with the unique opportunity to train men and women in the Scriptures for the sake of God’s glory in the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Rim, and the world.

Rochester Extension Site

The Rochester extension site, launching in Fall 2021, offers the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology programs. The programs are designed to equip men and women for Christian ministry in local and global contexts while remaining in their current vocations in the Rochester area.

Bethlehem College & Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Biblical Higher Education, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education 5850 TG Lee Blvd. Suite 130, Orlando, Florida 32822, Ph. (407) 207-0808, abhe.org.

Bethlehem College & Seminary is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Bethlehem College & Seminary is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Positions at Bethlehem College & Seminary

Bethlehem College & Seminary is a small, Christ-centered college and seminary affiliated with Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Select the link below to see open positions.

Positions Seeking Bethlehem Students and Alumni

Churches or businesses looking to hire Bethlehem College & Seminary students and alumni may post open positions to our job board. Job postings are free and run for 60 days. For employers who want to post a position, please fill out the Job Board Submission Form.