Bethel to Host Give Back Gala with Keynote Speaker Steve Arterburn and Musical Guest Natalie Grant

Lissa Diaz

Bethel College* will host a Give Back Gala May 11 at 5:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus. Keynote speaker Steve Arterburn, best-selling author of "Every Man's Battle" and "The Book of Life Recovery," will share a message focused on the theme of mental and spiritual wellness. Seven-time Grammy-nominated musical guest Natalie Grant will present an acoustic concert at the event.

The purpose of the evening is to raise money for Bethel’s General Scholarship Fund, which supports student scholarships and areas of greatest need. Tickets to the gala dinner are available now for $75/person (with $50 of each ticket counting as a tax-deductible gift to Bethel College). The public is encouraged to come, and registrations will be accepted through May 1 at online.

Sponsors for the event include Burns Rent-All, Everence, Brotherhood Mutual, and United Federal Credit Union. Additional sponsorships are available for individuals and businesses at levels varying from $500-$7,500. Learn more on the Give Back Gala web page.

Photo opportunities with Arterburn and Grant are available for media by request.

“We are excited to once again bring the community together in support of Christian higher education through our Give Back Gala. Everyone who attends makes an important difference in the lives of our students, who will go on to positively impact communities here in Michiana and around the world,” says Rich Cummins, CFRE, vice president for institutional advancement.

Hear from students at the event, including Spencer French, a senior who was accepted to every graduate school he applied to, including his first choice, Yale University, where he will study divinity on a full scholarship, plus stipend. Read more about our students here.

About Steve Arterburn

Stephen Arterburn is the founder and host of the nationally syndicated counseling talk show “New Life Live” heard by two million people every weekday on over 200 stations. He founded the Women of Faith conference attended by over five million people. He is a New York Times best-selling author with over 11 million books in print.

As a nationally known public speaker, Arterburn has been featured in media venues such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, CNN Live, The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, ABC World News Tonight, GQ and Rolling Stone magazine. He has been inducted in the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame.

Arterburn is a teaching pastor at Northview Church in Carmel, Ind., where he lives with his family.

About Natalie Grant

Four-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals and has remained one of the top-selling Christian artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, “Awaken.” She has since gone on to have over three million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple number one hits on the Billboard singles and albums charts, including her most recent record titled, “Be One.

Most importantly Grant has used her platform to be an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has six offices in four countries on three continents.

To learn more and register for the event, visit the Give Back Gala web page.

*On May 6, Bethel College will change its name to Bethel University. Learn more about the name transition at

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