Community Partners

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A partnership is created when individuals come together to create a team that works in concert to accomplish a greater good.


Community Impact Report

When you support Bethel University’s most critical needs, you make an immediate impact with far-reaching results for our community and beyond. Through generous gifts, you can change lives, be part of something bigger and help build committed leaders to serve our communities, the Church and the world. Read the full report to find out how.

Community Impact Report

Why Partnership

Bethel University believes that a partnership is centered around transformational relationships that create lasting impact. We know when we partner with our community we can achieve far more than we could alone.

We are deeply grateful for our community partners and friends who are committed to, engaged with and invested in the lives of young men and women pursuing educational excellence, spiritual formation, and character of integrity at Bethel University. It is through our graduates, Christ-centered leaders and service-minded professionals that we make the ultimate impact on our community.

How to Partner with Us

Our partners directly impact hundreds of lives, who in turn, impact thousands. If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, please contact Institutional Advancement by email or phone.

Meet our Partners


Our Mission: To discover and satisfy the needs of our three primary customer groups: Our consumers, our clients, and our co-workers in a way that is profitable for all.

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Brotherhood Mutual® is one of the nation’s leading property and casualty insurers for more than 65,000 Christian ministries.

Why Bethel? We’re pleased to be among Bethel University’s community partners. Christian higher education is important now and critical for the future. We have a long history of working with and supporting the university, including board membership, event sponsorships, and various knowledge sharing opportunities. And Brotherhood Mutual has benefited directly from the skills and expertise of Bethel University graduates who have become valued employees.

Insurance products and risk management resources are designed to protect the people, property, and reputation of colleges and universities, schools, churches, camps, and missions. Based in northeast Indiana, we were founded more than a century ago on a commitment to bear burdens, as we are called to do in Galatians 6:2.

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Burns Special Events is a full-service event and rental company! Our Event Planning, Design, Floral, Coordinator, and Rental services make us a one-stop-shop for all your event needs.

Why Bethel? We strive to create positive relationships with those in our community and give back. We believe helping others supports growth that may not otherwise be possible. Bethel gives members of our community a chance to educate themselves to have a bright future filled with opportunity. We choose to partner with Bethel to help them to continue providing opportunities to those in our community.

With our event specialists planning your event, our warehouse staff preparing your order, and our drivers and crews executing set up and tear down, we at Burns Special Events pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service from beginning to end.

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DJ Construction is a family-owned commercial construction company established in 1954 with a core purpose to honor Christ, do great work and impact people.

Why Bethel? Our values and our purposes for existing align very well. DJ Construction’s Core Purpose is to Honor Christ, Do Great Work, and Impact People. From what we have seen and know to be true of Bethel, your university is all about those things as well. Our relationship is therefore, not built on construction but on shared commonalities in our pursuit of honoring Christ and impacting those around us for His kingdom.

DJ Construction is not just a business. Our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) calls us to continuous growth and a decidedly different culture in order to make a significant impact on the fatherless epidemic in the communities we live and work in.

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Everence Financial® helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of financial professionals.

Why Bethel? Bethel University is an important partner to Everence, because our values align and we are able to mutually benefit each other, our northern Indiana communities and beyond.

Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education.

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J2 Marketing is a brand expression agency, ridiculously good at helping business sound a clear and compelling message in a sea of noise.

Why Bethel? Bethel University embodies this mind-set: to produce community leaders who bring character and integrity to excellence in industry. Every high-functioning business is looking for these qualities. Associating our brand with the Bethel University commitment is a priority for J2.

Blurring the lines between the sacred and the secular is the mission of J2. Business and Mission are not compartmentalized for Kingdom-building believers.

Lake City Bank logo

Lake City Bank is a community bank 100% invested in Indiana, which means we’re committed to building strong, local relationships.

We live and work in the communities we serve, so we understand local businesses, economies and issues. Our team members work with organizations that help build and support businesses, individuals and families—including Bethel University.

95.3 MNC News Channel Logo

Our Mission: To discover and satisfy the needs of our three primary customer groups: Our consumers, our clients, and our co-workers in a way that is profitable for all.

United Federal Credit Union Logo

We take our commitment to both our Members and our communities to heart. That’s what makes a difference in how you experience our people, services and benefits.

Why Bethel? United lives by the credit union philosophy of people helping people. We take our commitment to both our Members and our communities to heart. We support causes that truly make a difference in people’s lives, like Bethel’s Service Day. We were thankful to pitch in and showcase what true service is all about. The team at United believes there’s so much that can be accomplished and so much hope that can be generated for the future when we work together, for our Members, the people in our community, and for one another.

United is in the top 100 largest federally-insured credit unions in the county, with more than 30 branches covering six states. Its headquarters are located in St. Joseph, Mich.

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“We are truly indebted to our communities and proud to serve them through volunteer work and numerous contributions throughout the years. Since our founding in 1933, the spirit of servant leadership has been at the core of we are and what we do at Gibson every single day.”
— Tim Leman, Gibson CEO

We’re advisors, not just brokers. We exist to pursue your best interests. And we do it together, sharing what we learn from client to client, moment to moment, and digging deeper to see things others can’t – or don’t bother to. That’s how we get to the proactive side of insurance, where your company really gains the edge. It’s empowering to know you have a team who’s constantly surveying – assessing what’s happened before, what’s happening now, and what’s coming next. The moment you need to make a change we’ll spring into action together.

Why Bethel? Bethel is part of the Michiana community make-up and we appreciate all that they do.

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