Bethany Global University

Leading and serving the missions movement. Historic training college near Minneapolis. As time went on, Bethany began to expand.

Bethany Global University began with 10 students in October 1948. In the early years, graduates of what was then called “Bethany Fellowship Missionary Training Center” served with various missionary sending agencies. Bethany's legacy now includes sending hundreds of missionaries, founding numerous churches, missionary training centers and training church leaders in nearly 40 countries. Bethany Glo

Operating as usual

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 04/04/2024

Can you guess who won the Student Vs Staff volleyball tournament? 🏐💪

🔥 Tag someone who you would want on your team. 👇


Still can’t get over how amazing women’s and men’s retreat were!🙌

🏕️ We’re so grateful that we can provide a space for students to experience Godly community and a space to rest with God.
🏕️ It’s our favorite thing to see, rest that fuels time with Jesus is so important - especially for college students!

BGU students, what was YOUR favorite part of retreat?

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✨ Major Highlight ✨

Intercultural Ministry Studies (IMS)

🗺️ In IMS, you will learn how to make disciples across the street and across the world.

🗺️ Whether in a classroom or in Global Internship, you’ll gain biblical, theological, linguistic, and practical skills to prepare you to effectively share the Gospel with others.

🗺️ An example of what being an IMS student could look like:
🧕🏼 studying different aspects of culture,
🕌 learning about different world religions,
📖 studying the Bible in depth,
✈️ going to implement what you’ve learned in a region like Central Asia,
🇺🇸 and returning to finish your degree and learn from what you experienced.

🗺️ If you feel called to:
~ fulfill the Great Commission,
~ love people as Jesus loved AND
~ get a degree doing it, click the link in our bio. 📲

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Degree Spotlight! ✨ Transformational Entrepreneurship 🤜🤛

In Transformational Entrepreneurship, students get to learn from professors who have practiced Business as Missions all across the globe, learn how to start their own businesses, and meet with industry professionals. 👩‍💼

There's never been a more well-rounded program in studying business as a way to share the love of Jesus with others, plus, there's endless hands-on opportunities for students across the board, from freshman to senior.

What are you waiting for? Check out the link for Transformational Entrepreneurship in our bio. 📲

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BGU Degree Spotlight: Education in Missions 👀👩‍🏫

Do you feel called to spread the love of Jesus through teaching and education? 🤔💡😃

📚 In our degree program, you can get hands-on experience in the Montessori method, an internationally recognized education philosophy.

The best part? Help provide education and care to kids all around the world. 🌎

Interested? More info in bio. 📲


First day of classes for spring semester: ✅!

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Can you see yourself at BGU? 👀🏫

With a new year comes new goals... why not a new school?! Click the link in our bio to learn more and take the next step.


BGU students, congratulations on finishing finals! 👏

We are so proud of you for demonstrating resilient faith, perseverance, and good stewardship. 🫡✝️

Now go out there and enjoy your break! 🎄❄️

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Get 25% off for a limited time with the CODE: SPIRIT. Link in bio to shop!


Did you know every student has a Practical Training job at BGU?

Students work in all departments under full-time staff as part of their educational experience here at BGU 🙌.

Some PT placements you’ll see students learning in:

☕️ Coffee shop
🧸 Montessori
👩🏻‍🍳 Kitchen
🍁 Services
💻 Marketing / Media

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✨ Major Highlight! ✨
💼 BA in Transformational Entrepreneurship 💼

In this degree, our hands-on business experience on campus, off campus, and abroad sets our students apart.

Here are some industries our students have gotten to study and intern in:

🎥 Media and film
💻 Marketing
☕️ Coffee shop management
🌱 Agriculture
➕ New opportunities every day

Want to start your journey in Transformational Entreprenuership? Click the link in our bio! 📲


🍂Happy Thanksgiving from Bethany Global University!🍂

We are SO grateful for our students and their dedication to the Lord and His work around the world. We are even more grateful for God's love for us and how He's given us amazing gifts like

🧡 Christian community,
💛 time with family, and
🤎 good food!

Now get out there and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day, we'll see you back on campus next week! 🤩


🤔Thinking about applying to a Christian University over the holidays?

At BGU, you can earn a double major in Biblical Theology and
🌍 Intercultural Ministry Studies,
💼 Transformational Entrepreneurship,
👶 Midwifery, or
👩‍🏫 Education in Missions

Which will you choose?

Click the link in our bio to Apply Today!

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 11/13/2023

Last week members of our staff and BGU students were able to attend the National Student Employment Association Conference! 🌐

We were so proud to represent our school and collaborate with universities across the country! Some things we learned about:

👩‍💼providing work opportunities for students
📈emerging trends within the industry
🏛️ how to provide excellent higher education

If you want to learn more about how BGU integrates these things into our University, check out the link in our bio!🔗📲


Did you want to get a head start on college?

Apply for January and come join the faith filled community at BGU! You will gain hands-on experience all while growing your community and faith. 🏫✝

Click the link in our bio to learn more and apply today!

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Some of the many things that sets BGU students apart are the unique experiences they have on Global Internship, experiences like…

🗣️Learning a new language,
🏰Exploring historical sights,
🥬& Shopping in local markets.

This isn’t all though, since we know every student hasn’t just grown in language skills, but in perseverance, trust, and faith, ✝️ and we’re praising God for all these things🙌.

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We are SO grateful for the new Welcome Center and Bethany Cafe on campus! 🙌

It’s a perfect place for studying📓, soaking up the fall vibes 🍁(and fall coffee), and hanging with fellow students and friends.

Come join us 7:30am-9pm!
See you soon☕️🤎🍂

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 10/30/2023

Looking for an education in Intercultural Ministry that grows you academically and spiritually? How about a degree that sets you apart in hands-on ministry experience in the US and overseas?

Apply to Bethany Global University today and join the community of faith-filled students and faculty! 🌎✝️📖

Application link in bio


Welcome back seniors! 🥳✈️

It’s been a blast being able to reconnect this past week with all the teams and old friends. We know we’ve barely scratched the surface on hearing all of your impactful stories from Global Internship!

It may seem like a different world going from riding camels 🐪 and speaking different languages to showing up to class on time (North African things 🌍) but we’re so grateful you’re back and praising God for you!


All BGU undergraduate degree offerings include a double major in Bible & Theology, allowing you to establish a firm foundation in the Word of God while you pursue your field of study. Whatever major you choose, you will receive comprehensive Biblical training with an intercultural focus. ✝🌍

Want to learn more? Click to read:

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 10/11/2023

Our fall Campus Preview Weekend is right around the corner! 🍂📚📣

Want to experience what being a BGU student is really like? Head to our bio to register today!

Already signed up? Comment down below 👇

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 09/06/2023

It’s a “monumental” day at Bethany as we have replaced our monument sign and are adding a sign on the building to identify Bethany Global University!

Want to see it for yourself? Come join us at homecoming this Saturday! RSVP by clicking the link in our bio.


Bethany Homecoming is this Saturday, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to campus and seeing some new faces!

Here's everything you need to know:
Date: September 9, 2023
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: 6820 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438

Homecoming will be held in the main courtyard. Don’t forget to tour the new Welcome Center while you’re here!

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 08/31/2023

Did you know that we have stories from BGU students just like the one above featured on our website, as well as practical answers to questions you might have about being a student? 
👉🏼💡 Head to the "Stories" tab on our website or click the link in our bio to read more!

What questions do you think we should answer? Let us know below! 👇🏽

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 08/28/2023

🕊️ Thank you for being faithful to seek the Lord’s face with us during Desperation Worship. This week we gathered for a time of prayer and worship each night, praying specifically over the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. We also prayed over the staff and that the Lord would increase the unity across campus, and that His anointing and blessing would fall fresh on our campus.

The Lord is moving, and He is inviting us to partner with Him as He moves. Will you accept His call?

Photos from Bethany Global University's post 08/21/2023

Happy first day of classes! 🎉🥳

📚 We can’t wait to make so many wonderful memories and have more adventures with our students as we pursue Christ together in community this year.

As we all get back into the swing of things, don’t forget to prioritize personal time with the Lord and remember to rest.

Which class or professor are you most excited about, and why? 👀

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6820 Auto Club Road
Minneapolis, MN

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