Partners in Education

Garrett-Evangelical is sponsoring a consultation for congregations which have significant educational ministries in their communities.  Leaders within United Methodist congregations who are involved in K-12 education will get together in order to accomplish four specific goals:

1. Learn about present ministries in public and private schools.
2. Strategize regarding new partnerships in underserved communities.
3. Explore possible internships for students through our colleges, universities, and seminaries.
4. Develop a network of support for congregations who are involved in educational ministries in public and private schools. 

The conference will feature noted speakers and panelists, including: 
Socorro de Anda, Lydia Patterson Institute
Jack Seymour, Garrett-Evangelical
Stephanie Saroki, Seton Education Partners

This event will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, April 7, 2011.  

Registration deadline is March 31, 2011.  Cost is $40 per person.

To register for this event, click here

Live Webcast Schedule and Prices

While there is still time to register for this exciting conference we also recognize that not everyone will be able to attend in person. Therefore, plans have been made to provide live webcasts at a cost of $20.00 per lecture or for the packaged price of all five lectures at $75.00.  In addition, there are several free webcast opportunities built into the conference schedule.

At any time prior to the event, you have the opportunity to pay online using your credit card to gain access to that particular webcast by clicking on the links below. Should you choose to purchase the packaged price, then access to each event will be provided.

Once you purchase your viewing pass, you will create a username and password which you will use to log on to each webcast up to 15 minutes prior to the start time at www.Garrett.edu.  Please note that all times listed are Central Standard Times.  To purchase all five webcasts at the special rate of $75 click here.

The following webcasts are being made available:

Thursday, February 25

11:00 a.m. Opening Worship - Bishop Gregory Palmer preaching President of the Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church.  Free Webcast.

2:00 p.m. "Caught in the Middle" Richard C. Longworth - Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalis. Webcast Cost:  $20.00. Purchase this webcast now!

3:45 p.m. "Ethical Leadership and the Mission of the Church in a Global Society" Dr. Max Stackhouse - Professor Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary and international speaker on faith and globalization.  Webcast Cost:  $20.00. Purchase this webcast now!

7:15 p.m. "Ethical Leadership in a Globalized World: Educating Leaders for the Church, and Academy and the World" Dr. Walter Fluker - Executive Director of the Leadership Center, Morehouse College and author of Ethical Leadership: the Quest for Character, Civility and Communit.  Webcast Cost:  $20.00. Purchase this webcast now!

 


Friday, February 26

8:30 a.m. Opening Worship - Bishop Sally Dyck preaching Minnesota Episcopal Area, United Methodist Church.  Free Webcast.

9:30 a.m. "Two, or Perhaps Two-and-a-half Cheers for Globalization" Dr. Brent Waters - Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values and the Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Webcast Cost: $20.00. Purchase this webcast now!

11:00 a.m. "Ethics and Values-Driven Global Leadership" Dr. Dipak C. Jain - Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.  Webcast Cost:  $20.00. Purchase this webcast now!

1:30 p.m. African American Churches, Globalization and Global Solidarity  - Panel.  Free Webcast.

  • Dr. Juan Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of Black Church Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
  • Dr. Peter Paris, Visiting Professor of Christian Social Ethics and African American Religion, Harvard Divinity School and Emeritus Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Drew Smith, Director of the Center for Church and the Black Experience, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary



Saturday, February 27

8:30 a.m. Opening Worship - Bishop John Hopkins preaching East Ohio Episcopal Area, United Methodist Church.  Free Webcast.

11:00 a.m. Plenary and Closing Celebration - Dr. Philip Amerson, President - Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Free Webcast.

Conference Schedule

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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

11:00 a.m. Opening Worship: Bishop Gregory Palmer preaching (President of the Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church)

Afternoon Speakers, Keynote Addresses: Richard Longworth (Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism); Dr. Max Stackhouse (Professor Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary and international speaker on faith and globalization)

Evening Speaker: Dr. Walter Fluker, (Executive Director of the Leadership Center, Morehouse College)

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

8:30 a.m. Morning Worship: Bishop Sally Dyck preaching (Minnesota Episcopal Area, United Methodist Church)

Morning Speakers: Dr. Brent Waters (Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett-Evangelical); Dr. Dipak Jain (Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management)

Afternoon Panel Discussions:
1) African American Churches, Globalization and Global Solidarity: Dr. Juan Floyd-Thomas (Vanderbilt University Divinity School); Dr. Peter Paris (Princeton Theological Seminary); Dr. Drew Smith (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)
2) Toward Next Steps: Conference Presenters and Others

6:00 p.m.: Inaugural Banquet for The Institute for Transformative Leaders and Communities

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010

8:30 a.m. Morning Worship: Bishop John Hopkins (Ohio East Episcopal Area, United Methodist Church)

Working Groups: Conference participants strategize with affinity groups - Executive Church Leadership, Local Church and Lay Leadership, Academic Leadership

11:00 a.m. Plenary and Closing Celebration: Dr. Philip Amerson (President, Garrett-Evangelical)

Hotel

You may reserve a room at a reduced rate of $129/night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston. The reservation code is GEL. The reduced rate is offered until Feb.3, 2010.

To register directly click here:

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

You may also call 1.877.STAY HGI or 1.800.HILTONS and ask for "Garrett Ethical Leadership Conference."

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

mark-fowlerWe are all aware that the changing global economy is having a dramatic impact on our communities, our congregations and the mission of the church itself. Recently, Bishop John Hopkins has drawn attention to this critical issue and cited Richard Longworth's book Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism as a key text to understanding the complex scope of the problem.

In response Garrett-Evangelical is offering a conference on Ethical Leadership, the Church and the Global Economy to be held at the seminary from February 25th -27th. We have assembled academic and clerical leaders to speak, preach and help us think together about strategic actions we can take to affect the outcome.

Richard Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will be the keynote speaker. Other presenters, panelists and preachers include Max Stackhouse, professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, Dipak Jain of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Drew Smith, Director of Garrett-Evangelical's Center for Church and the Black Experience, Walter Fluker, Executive Director of the Leadership Center at Morehouse College, Brent Waters, Garrett-Evangelical's Stead Center for Ethics and Values and Bishops Gregory Palmer of Illinois Great Rivers, Sally Dyck of Minnesota and John Hopkins of East Ohio.

Your participation in the dialogue is vital. With your help, we intend to:

  • refine and focus the impact of the global economy and formulate strategic directions for the church in response.
  • establish relationships across the church and the academy to think strategically and ethically in order to address the changing realities in our communities and institutions.
  • shape the work we will do as leaders and members of the church and the academy to impact the effects of the global economy in this time of change.

We urge you to be a part of the event and look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Rev. Dr Mark Fowler
Vice President for Vocation in Ministry
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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