Keep Bethel Seminary in San Diego

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Join us in expressing to the Cabinet and Board of Trustees of Bethel University of the vital impact Bethel Seminary San Diego (BSSD) has made in offering quality training and masters-level education in the areas of divinity, theology, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. 

In late August, a decision was made to close the San Diego campus of Bethel Seminary at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.  This came as a shock to the BSSD community, including the faculty, staff, and students.  Since the announcement, efforts have been made to help alleviate the situation and to stop the drastic and quick decision of ending all face-to-face teaching in San Diego through Bethel Seminary.  This petition is one of those efforts to let our voices be heard, expressing the incredible impact BSSD has made for the past 40 years and the devastating void that will be left once the doors close.

Watch the news story from Fox 5 San Diego:  Bethel Seminary San Diego to close its doors

The Bethel University Board of Trustees will be meeting on October 24-26, at which time we are asking for their decision to close the San Diego campus to be reversed or put on hold so that other options may be considered that will benefit the whole Bethel University community. The faculty, staff and friends of BSSD are putting together a viable plan for financial independence. We are only requesting time to implement this plan.

Please sign this petition to let our voice be heard to the Board of Trustees!