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Connectional Lifelong Learning

At Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, we understand every person has a unique learning path. The education and training you need varies based on where you are in your career and vocation, physical location and ability to travel, learning preferences, time, and budget. That is why we designed Connectional Learning to meet you where you are to provide you with the education you need when you need it.

What is Connectional Lifelong Learning?

Connectional Learning is our language to name the goal of building an extended learning community that connects: personal learning intersects with accessible non-degree educational resources; professional development needs to knowledge and skill competence building with continuing education units; and diversity of learners to a variety of delivery formats (on and off-campus; online; hybrid).

We invite you to explore the sliders below to discover programs in lay education, continuing education, distance learning, leadership training, classes for personal and professional spiritual development.

Check back soon for more offerings and an updated look to this page!

Winter 2017 CEU’s in Spiritual Formation/Direction

Lifelong Learning at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce its winter online course. This course is sponsored in cooperation with Hearts on Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders, Covenant Communities of Spiritual Directors, and Living Streams Flowing Water.

Desert Spirituality: Wisdom from the Ammas and Abbas

Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell, Obl. OSB
Six Week Online Course | January 16 - February 24, 2017
2 CEU's | $300

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Spring 2017 CEU's in Music Ministry

Lifelong Learning at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce its upcoming music ministry lifelong learning course.

Music, Lectionary and the Christian Year

Rev. Dr. Ron Anderson
13 Week Online Course | February 1 – May 8, 2017
2 CEU's | $150

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Spring 2017 CEU's in Spiritual Formation/Direction

Lifelong Learning at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce its winter online course. This course is sponsored in cooperation with Covenant Communities of Spiritual Directors and Hearts on Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders

Selections: A Spiritual Journey through the Liturgical Year

Rev. John Winn, D.Min.
Six Week Online Course | February 27 – April 7, 2017
2 CEU's | $300

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Interfaith Spirituality for Christians

Ruth H. Judy, Ph.D.
Six Week Online Course | May 8 – June 17, 2017
2 CEU's | $300

Learn more and register today here.

 

 

 

Leadership Coaching

GPSS (God, Person, Self, System) Leadership Coaching is a partnership between Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Samaritan Training and Resource Center that provides Garrett-Evangelical alumni/ea with personal Leadership Coaching. The coaching will be provided by experienced clergy or counselors who have been trained to apply action driven, results oriented and solution focused support as you address the specific, present-moment challenges of your new appointment or employment.

GPSS Leadership Coaches guide individuals and groups to maximize their impact through exploring and expanding vision, unlocking potential and reaching desired goals with increased confidence, competency and commitment.

To see how a personal coach can benefit you, visit the GPSS Coaching website now.

Garrett-Evangelical Centers and Institutes

Garrett-Evangelical has established a number of centers and institutes to enrich seminary life, to allow students, faculty, and the church to interact in programs of mutual interest, and to bring new perspectives to the community. They operate with several different kinds of organization and activities. Many of our centers and institutes offer continuing education opportunities and programming for alums, laity, and religious leaders. You can learn more about our various centers here.

Intersection: CEUs Online

Intersection is an innovative continuing education program that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units online with engaging and thought-provoking content. Intersection incorporates lectures by and reflection with the distinguished faculty of Garrett-Evangelical. Over the course of the academic year, faculty members present lectures to the seminary community and public on topics ranging from theology, biblical interpretation and church history to the church in society. The lectures are videotaped and made available right from the seminary’s website.

To see a list of available lectures and to enroll, visit the Intersection webpage.

Paraprofessional Certification in Spiritual Formation

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce a two-year program in Spiritual Formation, leading to United Methodist approved Paraprofessional Certification in Spiritual Formation. Garrett-Evangelical has been approved by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry to offer the curriculum for this continuing education program. Our first partner is the Ministry of Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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The Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

The Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

The Rueben Job Institute is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation, developed by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. We are pleased to honor Bishop Rueben Job in this initiative. As an alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical, Bishop Job’s ministry has pioneered spiritual formation practices within The United Methodist Church. Garrett-Evangelical has continued this pioneering work through the development of the United Methodist Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation and spiritual formation/direction specializations throughout our degree programs.


What God Wants for Your Life Blog

What God Wants for Your Life is a blog written by Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt, who holds the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and directs the Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. The blog is updated weekly and can be found here.