The Commencement Service for Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, which included both the assignment of calls and graduation of students, occurred on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Chapel. Prof. Lyle Lange (Martin Lutheran College, New Ulm [WELS]) served as preacher, Pres. Gaylin Schmeling served as liturgist, the Rev. Dr. J. Kincaid Smith represented the Board of Regents, and Mr. John Baumann was the organist. The sermon was based on Ephesians 3:7–8 with the theme “Go and Proclaim Christ with Confidence!” In the sermon, Prof. Lange explained that God has called these men to the ministry, God has equipped them for this ministry, and God has promised to bless their ministry.
Paul Lange was assigned as pastor of Abiding Word Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Michael Lilienthal was assigned as vicar of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iola, Wisconsin. The following graduated from the seminary with a Master of Divinity degree: Paul Lange.