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 Principal Hank Willems at or call 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:



Teaching Assistant
Begins August 2018

Primary responsibilities include coaching students, monitoring study halls, and managing student activities. This position is a 182 days, approximately 4 hours each school day. Desirable qualifications include at least two years of college, adaptability, and love of interacting with youth. Competitive wage based on education level and experience.
English Teacher
Begins August 2018
This high School English position is part time, but could be full time depending on additional areas of interest and qualification. Primary teaching responsibilities include English 9 and 10, advanced and standard courses. A full time position is possible with the addition of yearbook and/or similar courses. Applicants should hold, or be qualified to obtain, Indiana licensure in secondary English. Interest and aptitude for leadership of extracurricular activities and/or coaching (e.g., theater, athletics) would be an asset. Application Deadline May 18, 2018, or until position is filled.
Fifth Grade Teacher
Begins August 2018
Due to growing enrollment in 5th grade, Bethany is seeking an additional full-time teacher for a self-contained classroom. Primary teaching responsibilities include language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and Bible. Teachers are accorded professional discretion and entrusted to build community and help shape curriculum and instruction. This is a one year position with a possibility of a long-term appointment. Applicants should hold, or be qualified to obtain, Indiana licensure in elementary education. Application deadline May 18, 2018, or until position is filled.