Founded in 2013, Bethesda House is an intentional community for Yale Divinity School students seeking a bridge between student and congregational life. Students live in the top two floors of Bethesda's Parish House in an apartment that can house up to 5 students.
Community - The residents of Bethesda House meet regularly to worship, study, eat, work, relax, and serve. Residents often find themselves studying together in the living room, sharing a meal, walking to class together, and enjoying the occasional movie night.
Service - Bethesda House welcomes the Divinity School community to share their space for class meetings, study sessions, and casual get-togethers. It also engages with the many ministries of Bethesda Lutheran Church, helping to staff Abraham’s Tent and preparing and serving meals in the New Haven community.
Faith - Bethesda House residents participate in the worship and community life of Bethesda, including the Easter Vigil, Fall Fantastic Feast, and Student Recognition Sunday.