Bible and Religion Major & Minor

The Goshen College Bible and Religion program shares its motto with the Benedictine monk and philosopher Anselm of Canterbury, who lived by the words “faith seeking understanding.” This program will prepare you to tell the church’s story in the most compelling way possible and make a positive impact on the world.

You’ll be given interdisciplinary opportunities as professors encourage you to draw from and develop your unique gifts, whatever they may be. Outside of the classroom, you can further your learning through hands-on experiences such as the Ministry Inquiry Program, which sends students to work as pastoral interns in church settings across the country for a summer. You might go on to serve in pastoral ministries, non-governmental organizations, church agencies, graduate school programs or a variety of other professions.

With a comprehensive understanding of biblical theology and Scripture, you’ll learn how to share the Good News of God’s desire for shalom with people from varied backgrounds, and find a career with your convictions as its foundation. Besides your own convictions, our program is also designed to promote an understanding of other religions and cultural expressions of faith. If you see life as an adventure to which God or your value for religious perspectives calls you, you’ll find a home in the Goshen College Bible and Religion program.

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Students engage in exploratory summer research program

Fourteen Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program. Started in 1998, Maple Scholars is an eight-week program of research, experimentation, analysis and archiving data.

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Inquiry Programs send students to lead, serve, minister

This summer, 15 Goshen College students have an opportunity to spend three months serving at a camp, congregation or service agency through the Camping, Ministry and Service Inquiry Programs. The students are placed in locations across the United States and abroad – from Elkhart to Palestine, students work within supportive communities to develop skills for leadership and explore both faith and vocation.

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May term courses a ticket to study abroad

Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.

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April 1 Afternoon Sabbatical follows the footsteps of the Apostle Paul

Explore how Paul overcame religious, cultural and physical obstacles as a leader of the first generation of Christians during Goshen College’s Afternoon Sabbatical on April 1 at 1 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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22 students research alongside professors during summer

Twenty-two Goshen College students are spending their summer working with professors on various research projects during the college’s eight-week Maple Scholars program.

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