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

Habits Of Mind and Heart

Truly well-educated people have the habits of mind and heart to go on learning what they need to learn to live in a Christ-exalting way for the rest of their lives—in whatever sphere of life they pursue.

These habits apply to all objects in the world, but most importantly the Bible.

  • to observe subject matter accurately and thoroughly
  • to understand clearly what you have observed
  • to evaluate fairly what you understood by deciding what is true and valuable
  • to feel intensely according to the value of what you have evaluated
  • to apply wisely and helpfully in life what you understand and feel
  • to express in speech and writing and deeds what you have seen, understood, felt, and applied in such a way that its clarity, truth, and value can be known and enjoyed by others

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bethlehem College & Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


John Piper


Tim Tomlinson


Board of Trustees

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.

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.

Rising Graduates

Rising Graduates are men and women who are anticipating their graduation from Bethlehem College & Seminary this coming academic year in the hopes of pursuing the Christ-exalting call on their lives for the sake of the church and the name of God.

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.