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fOLLOW YOUR CALLING

Bethany Global University (BGU) based in Bloomington, Minnesota is an accredited undergraduate and graduate college training students for a career in missions. With multiple programs available, students become theologically grounded and study in cross-cultural settings while earning their degree. BGU is a tuition-paid school, allowing for students to graduate with little to no debt.

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fOLLOW YOUR CALLING

Bethany Global University (BGU) based in Bloomington, Minnesota is an accredited undergraduate and graduate college training students for a career in missions. With multiple programs available, students become theologically grounded and study in cross-cultural settings while earning their degree. BGU is a tuition-paid school, allowing for students to graduate with little to no debt.

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Shine the Light of Jesus

“I appreciated it was a fully accredited university that provided me with a college experience, as well as properly training and equipping me for a life of ministry overseas.”

BGU Student Bethany Ball 

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IMPACT THE WORLD
fund a global intern

BGU students pursuing their bachelor’s degree spend 13-months overseas on a global internship. They are fully immersed in a foreign culture, form relationships with the community, and train in ministry alongside seasoned missionaries and Bethany partner organizations. 

STUDENT STORIES

Being at BGU has taught me many things, including the urgency to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations and to all those you meet.

Sara Ramirez
George's Experience

George shares about his experience at Bethany Global University where he earned his BA degree while learning how to grow in cross-cultural discipleship. Click here to watch his full story.

Tyler's Experience

Tyler shares about his experience at Bethany Global University where he earned his BA degree while learning how to witness to unreached tribes. Click here to watch his full story.

Rhema's Experience

Rhema shares her experience at Bethany Global University where she earned her BA degree while learning how to boldly share her faith in a cross-cultural context. Click here to watch her full story.

Terrique's Experience

Terrique shares about his experience at Bethany Global University where he earned his BA degree while learning how to boldly shares his faith in a cross-cultural context. Click here to watch his full story.

Tuition-Paid Degree

Bethany Global University is one of ten work colleges in the United States. This means tuition is paid in part by students’ hands-on experience working in practical training roles on campus.

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Where Are They Now?

More than 3,000 BGU graduates have served as missionaries, leaders, and Great Commission advocates in their communities and abroad.

“The hands-on experiences I gained were instrumental to clarifying the vision God has given me and equipping me to walk forward with confidence.” -Gabby, BGU class of 2020 alum serving in Southeast Asia

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Taking the Church to Where It’s Not.

Bethany founded Bethany Global University to equip the next generation of missionaries. The school began in 1948 with 10 students following God’s calling to share the Gospel with those who had never heard it. The school received full accredidation in 2016. Today, enrollment surpasses 300 students preparing for a career in missions.

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Campus Life

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Are you called to missions?

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Why BGU?

Learn more about why students choose BGU.

BGU President Dr. David Hasz

“The hands-on experience and access to an ecosystem of mission work, both on campus and worldwide, is what prepares students for graduation. It is our hope and prayer these graduates will join the hundreds of thousands of missionaries advancing the Kingdom worldwide every day.”

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