Training School
South BR

Training School
South BR


The "Bible Training School" is an entry program into Bethany College. BTS is our 1 year intensive program designed for anyone who desires to gain foundational ministry training while immersed in the dynamic local church experience. With our focus on missions and worship, BTS is devoted to laying a biblical foundation and imparting keys and principles for living out a call to God's work. Along with receiving training in academics and hands-on ministry, each student will participate in at least 1 mission trip as well as playing key roles in hosting a national youth conference in the summer.

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2023 Dates

16 Week Semester

August 15 Semester Begins
October 23-24 Fall Break
November 20-26 Thanksgiving Break
December 12 Semester Ends

2023 Class Schedule

Mon Tue Wed

9:00am - 9:30am Prayer / Chapel
9:30am - 9:45am Break
9:45am - 10:30am Class A
10:30am - 11:00am Class B
11:00am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 12:00pm Class C


9:00am - 9:30am Prayer / Chapel
10:00am - 11:00am Ministry Lab Teaching
11:00am - 12:00pm Ministry Lab Application


8:00am - 11:30am Ministry Labs Serving


Class Name + # of Weeks of Study

Semester 1

  • Prayer 101 4wks
  • Evangelism 101 4wks
  • Missions 101 4wks
  • Preaching 4wks
  • 12 Foundations of Faith 4wks
  • The Life of Christ 7wks
  • The Character of God 4wks
  • Righteousness & Sanctification 6wks
  • The Authority of a Believer 4wks
  • Church History 6wks

Semester 2

  • Worship 4wks
  • Deliverance 4wks
  • The Spirit of the Gifts 5wks
  • Healing 101 3wks
  • Faith that Overcomes 6wks
  • The Church 6wks
  • Family & Relationships 4wks
  • The Bible 6wks
  • The Epistles 3wks
  • Epistles of Romans 3wks
  • Old Testament 5wks

Semester 3

  • Evangelism 102 4wks
  • Missions 102 4wks
  • Deliverance 4wks

Ministry Labs

The heart of Bethany College is to see leaders be well rounded in their servanthood and do this through our Ministry Labs. Every student will be able to learn from our world class instructors and ministry leaders of our local church to impart teaching and hands-on training.

Areas of Training

  • Worship
  • Missions
  • Mentorship
  • Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry
  • Grounds & Maintenance
  • CRTV / Experience
  • Next Gen - Yth, YA, & Kids
  • Outreach
  • Prayer
  • Bgroups
  • Special Events
  • Sermon Prep
  • A-Team & Follow Up

Tuition Cost: $1,500

What’s included in the total cost will be the following: 

Application Fee: $50.00
Registration / Curriculum Fees: $300 (Includes resources and text book fees)
Fall Semester: $350
Spring Semester: $450
Summer Semester: $350

Please note the application and registration fees are non refundable. 

Other Costs

In addition to the amounts listed above, there will be fundraising opportunities for mission trips associated with the Bethany College guidelines.

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Is housing included in the estimated tuition costs?

Tuition does not include housing. All freshmen are required to live in our on-campus housing, as this allows them to fully experience the culture of BC and connect with other students. Sophmore-senior students can apply on a first-come, first-served basis to live on campus.

What is the weekly schedule for students?

Bethany College runs on a Sunday–Thursday schedule. Students attend live and online classes as well as participate in practicums during the week. All students are required to serve and attend weekend services at Bethany Church on Sundays.

Is there an age limit to apply?

Enrollment is open to everyone! Students must be at least 18 years of age and/or have completed high school. (*Students who completed high school before their 18th birthday must have a parent sign a release agreement to have them enroll early.) Beyond this, there is no age limit.

What does the schedule look like?

Our schedule is Monday - Thursday from 9am-12pm, with an option for more hands-on ministry on Thursdays. Location: Warehouse & South BR Campus

What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition is $1500 for the year. The cost breakdown can be found on the BTS landing page and is as follows:

  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Registration / Curriculum Fees: $300 (Includes resources and text book fees)
  • Fall Semester: $350
  • Spring Semester: $450
  • Summer Semester: $350

Tuition can be paid in full at the start of the school year or fees can be paid per semester at the start of each semester. Tuition must be paid in advance before enrolling in classes.

What are the details of student housing?

All Bethany College students have access to Student Housing in a nearby apartment complex through a corporate lease agreement maintained by Bethany College. Student Housing creates an amazing atmosphere for growth and connection where students will make lifelong friendships. Every apartment has a designated resident assistant to help make each student’s housing experience safe and enjoyable.

How much is housing?

Rent is $400.00 per month. This cost does not include internet and utilities.

Are night or online classes available?

We are not currently offering online or night class options, but hope to add them in the future! Please keep your eyes open for updates as they are released throughout the year.

Are any scholarships available?

Catalyst Scholarship is available and applications are currently open. This scholarship is open to all first year students who have a desire to grow in the Word of God and have shown an aptitude for leadership. 

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