Criminal History Background Check: In accordance with Indiana law, Bethany Christian Schools requires an expanded criminal history background check of all applicants for employment. Bethany uses a vendor called L-1 Identity Solutions to conduct the check. Before your employment with Bethany begins, please schedule an appointment with L-1 online at or by calling 877 472-6917. L-1 uses fingerprinting to conduct the background search and will charge a fee of approximately $40. If you have any questions, contact Kari Kern, assistant business manager, at 574 534-2567 or

Substitute teachers: Persons interested in substitute teaching must submit an application for substitute teaching (download application). Questions may be directed to the principal at 574 534-2567.

Open positions: Persons interested in inquiring about an open position should contact Bethany's head of school, Tim Lehman, at or by phone at 574 534-2567 (coaching positions should contact the athletic director).

Applicants for a teaching or administrative position should submit a resume, letter of application, and philosophy of Christian education (1-2 pages), and applicants for a staff position should submit a letter of application and a completed application form (PDF iconApplication for Staff Position). Send requested documents to:

Tim Lehman, head of school
Bethany Christian Schools
2904 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-5499

or via email to (attachments should be in Microsoft Word or pdf format).

The following positions are open. Applications will be accepted until they are filled:



Media Center Coordinator

The media center coordinator guides students and staff in utilizing print and electronic resources to locate, evaluate, and use relevant information. Specific responsibilities include assisting teachers to integrate library services into classroom learning; organizing and processing library materials for easy access; selecting resources and technology to support the school’s curriculum; and managing student behavior in a constructive manner. Since a particular focus is supporting lower-school students in developing reading skills, familiarity with current adolescent literature is an asset. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, library experience preferred. This is a full-time non-certified position beginning second semester (January 3) or mid December depending on availability.