Alumni Events


As our beloved College closes this weekend, we know that the legacy of Bethany will never die in our hearts.  Here are ways you can continue to support:

– PRAY for the College, staff, alumni and friends as we all grieve the closing of Bethany College.

– GIVE financially whatever you feel lead to support the many costs of closing the doors.


– PARTNER with us, the Bethany College Alumni Association. We are looking for passionate people across Canada to join us in our effort to support Bethany Alumni.

– Keep Connected please keep connected to what Bethany Alumni are doing by checking out our Facebook group:

Keep Posted for conversations regarding continuing the legacy of Bethany. Please contact us for more information.

Thank you for your time and please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Kelsie-Lynn Harms & Joy Lise Nokinsky
Bethany College Alumni Association Co-Chairs


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Dear Alumni and Friends,One month ago we were shocked and deeply saddened as we heard the grave news that our beloved Bethany was facing closure. Many of us sat back and remembered the importance of Bethany in our own lives. Social media sites were flooded with calls to pray, photos of years past, and a show of support. As we have talked about this in our homes, churches, and social circles the most common question is “But what can I do?” As with any difficult situation the temptation is to say I am just one person I can’t make a difference, but as history has proven one person CAN make a difference. Through several of these conversations the Bethany College Alumni Association was re-established. While we are just ordinary people we feel that if we work together and are willing to be used by God in this situation He may do the extraordinary! We have been praying and planning and we have EXCITING IDEAS and BIG DREAMS for how we as Alumni and Friends of the College can join together to support the school during this time of refocusing, and for the years to come!

The urgency of the situation doesn’t afford us much time we must ACT now! June 25 is the date the College has set as deadline for student enrollment and financial stipulations to determine if the College can continue to operate for the 2014-2015 school year.That said we are asking you to make this Sunday June 22 Bethany Sunday in your homes and churches. We respectfully ask that you take time to:

– PRAY for the College.

– SHARE about the importance of the College in your life with potential students, friends and family.

– GIVE financially whatever you feel lead to, we are praying for $100,000 by June 25. Donations can be made online at, through a local constituency church or by calling Bethany at: 1-866-772-2175. Please designate all funds to #growBethany.

– JOIN with us for Bethany College Prayer Night: June 22, 2014- 6:30 at Faith River Christian Fellowship in Saskatoon (2625 Preston Ave S).   It will be an evening of Connecting, Prayer, and Worship. This will include participation from our Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches, Current Faculty and Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends.

– PARTNER with us, the Bethany College Alumni Association. We are looking for passionate people across Canada to join us in our effort to support the College. Please contact us for more information.

Below is an insert that will hopefully be given out June 22, 2014 in the College’s constituency churches. It gives more details on our Alumni campaign and practical ways to become involved. Please prayerfully consider how you can partner with us as we seek to #growBethany.

Thank you for your time and please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Kelsie-Lynn Harms & Joy Lise Nokinsky
Bethany College Alumni Association Co-Chairs

June 22, 2014

“Nurturing Disciples & Training Leaders to Serve”

For 87 years Bethany College has helped shape alumni who are effectively bringing kingdom values to the marketplace, are active volunteers and leaders in church and Christian ministries worldwide. With 7800 alumni along with staff and supporters who have been influenced by Bethany, the College is helping to grow the Kingdom of God on a global scale.

We, the newly established Bethany College Alumni Association, are passionate about what God has done, is doing, and will do, through Bethany College. We invite you to JOIN us in the #growBethany campaign to support the valuable work of Bethany College. It is our PRAYER that Bethany will continue to impact our families, churches, and world by nurturing disciples and training leaders!

The Bethany College Alumni Association (BCAA) has been endorsed by Bethany College. Partnerships are being formed by BCAA with the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches, Alberta Conference of MB Churches, Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference of Saskatchewan and Redberry Bible Camp, to work together to support our College! We invite you, Friends and Alumni of the College, to JOIN us in continuing this rich history by becoming actively involved in the three areas indicated on the reverse side.

If you have any questions about the Bethany College Alumni Association, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Joy Lise Nokinsky and Kelsie-Lynn Harms for the

Bethany Alumni Association


  • Students- A 2014-15 student body of 65 or more new and returning students.
  • Faculty & Staff- For discernment, provision, and peace as they process and plan for the upcoming year.
  • Vision & Longevity- Pray that God would continue to allow Bethany College to impact our world for years to come!  Pray for wisdom for all involved in seeking God’s direction for the future of the College!


  • #growBethany: To the Alumni Association giving campaign with a phase 1 goal of raising $100,000 by June 25, 2014 to assist in providing the finances needed to continue operation of the College.
  • JUNE 22, 2014:  Supporting churches will be having a special offering to help the College on that date. All funds raised will go towards the #growBethany campaign.  Funds will be used at the discretion of the College to meet its current and future needs.
  • ONLINE: Donations can be made by contacting the College at 1.866.772.2175 or donating online at Please make donations payable to Bethany College with the designation #growBethany.


  • Bethany College Prayer Night -June 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Faith River Christian Fellowship (2625 Preston Ave S, Saskatoon) JOIN us for an evening of Connecting, Worship, and Prayer for the College.  The evening is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches, Bethany College & Alumni Association, and Redberry Bible Camp.

  • Watch for upcoming exciting information from Bethany College and the Alumni Association. NOT getting our communications?! Make sure to provide the College with your current contact information.




Bethany College offers four Alumni Athletic Tournaments; Volleyball, Basketball, Indoor Soccer and Hockey. These events are open to all alumni who have played on the respective sports teams. These are great weekends to return to Bethany to meet with former classmates and friends, to play competitive sports, and find out about the current happenings at the College.


If you are interested in being involved or for more information, please contact Rick Guenther Director of Advancement, at 1.866.772.2175 or email

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