A Brief Description of Bethel Series

From the first lesson, the Bethel Series begins to acquaint you with the narratives of the Old and New Testaments, and presents the themes  of the Scriptures in the clearest, most systematic manner possible.

Soon you’ll begin to see the interrelationship of themes, events, and concepts within God’s Word and gain a vital new appreciation for how each part of the Scriptures relates to the whole, and vice versa!

Bethel Series Media

Mid-America's online learning system uses many different pedagogy methods.  The Bethel Series includes video lessons and supplemental media found in each and every week.
Watch one of the lessons taught by University President John Fozard on the left.

Who should take the
Bethel Series Online?

That’s easy! Anyone who wants to gain a deeper, more meaningful and life-transforming understanding of God’s Word will benefit from this course, including:

  • Pastors and pastoral staff.
  • Sunday School teachers.
  • Bible study leaders.
  • Christian counselors
  • Anyone who desires deeper theological education.

The Bethel Series
will equip you to:

  • Comprehend the major themes that run throughout the Old and New Testaments by drawing together biblical stories and passages that otherwise seem disjointed.
  • Understand the radical differences between Hebrew-thought and Western-thought that impact how we view the Bible and its content.
  • See the various parts of Biblical messages in direct relationship to its historical context.
  • Interpret Scriptures in its relationship to the whole of God’s revelation, and not in isolation.

Audit or MACU College Credit

The Bethel Series Online is offered through the J.E. Massey Center for Ministry and Leadership at Mid-America Christian University, and at two levels of study: The Bethel Series Audit or MACU College Credit.

Bethel Series Credit Details

High School Students - $175/3 Hour Course

MACU accepts highly motivated high school students. MACU has an agreement with a local school district to enroll concurrent students at a reduced course rate of $175 per three hour course.

Audit or Non-Credit Enrollment - $100/Semester

Whether you are a minister or lay leader, you may audit the Bethel Series in order to grow in your understanding of the Bible. Some of these students may wish to complete this intensive teacher training course to receive the Bethel Series Teacher Certification. Others will participate in the course but may not complete all of the memorization or testing.

MACU College Credit - $500/3 Hour Course

MACU offers the Bethel Series at the reduced rate of $500 per 3-hour course. For-credit students therefore earn 12-hours of college credits when completing the Old Testament as well as the New Testament Bethel courses.

MACU degree seeking students, both traditional as well as adult or online, may apply up to 12 hours to their degree plan.


In addition to the course costs, all students pay for course materials.


Investment of Time

Both levels of study will require a commitment and investment of your time, but the rewards of your efforts will benefit you the rest of your life.
Students should plan on committing at least five hours of Scripture reading each week. Some students do the Bible reading assignments as part of their devotional times.
Those taking the course for college credit should anticipate additional assignments.

Four Full Semesters

The Bethel Series is completed in four semesters.

21 weeks of Old Testament—Fall and Spring Semesters
21 weeks of New Testament—Fall and Spring Semesters
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