Bethany International is an organization that has been built on the idea that enterprise can be used to help advance the gospel. Over the past 60 years, students at Bethany Global University have offset the cost of their education by serving in various roles through the organization, and you will have the opportunity to do the same as leaders. One way this has been done in the past is through Practical Training. Not only will the PT Scholarship save you money, but it will also serve as a valuable educational experience. Thus, it has become an important part of Lead Venture.
The Practical Training program will give you the chance to be a part of the inner workings of Bethany International, of which the L.E.A.D. program is a part. You will invest 18 hours a week serving in certain parts of the ministry, which helps all of us continue to advance the gospel.
From ministry training you will gain:
- Get an affordable gap-year experience. One of the reasons that Lead Venture is so affordable is because of the Practical Training aspect of the program. As you partner with us to reach the kingdom we want to help you financially.
- Grow in professionalism. Your ability to influence people is based on how you’re able to interact with them in different social settings. We will teach you how to grow in professionalism whether you’re serving in an office setting, or working in other areas of the ministry.
- Develop a strong work ethic. We pray hard, play hard, and work hard. When you work hard you build trust with those around you. It also shows your supervisor that the best people to have on the team are Christians!
- Learn directly from the staff. Learning new skills is essential for effective cross-cultural work in the future. By serving in various areas of the ministry you will develop a new and diverse set of skills. The staff at Bethany will work with you in training and developing you as a person.
Your practical training program work assignment is based on personal interviews, past experience, preference, and the needs of the organization. Departments in Bethany International that students have served in the past include:
- Admissions Office
- Cleaning Crew
- Kitchen Crew
- Mugshots Coffee Company
- Finance Dept.
- Student Life Dept.
- Long-term missions
- Short-term missions