The global pandemic(s) upended life as we knew it. Our normal patterns of being, the way we connect with family and friends, the way we shop and consume, and the way we worship and learn were all dramatically changed and even challenged. At Garrett-Evangelical, this recalibration has meant that our faculty, staff, and students have had to learn new ways of engaging and collaborating. It has meant reconsidering how we do what we do and who we do it for. It has required caring for one another in new, unexpected ways and building a new kind of community.
In this issue of Aware, you’ll read about some ways the pandemic(s) impacted our students and alums, as well as how our faculty and staff have adapted in order to support them in their ministries and in their studies. More importantly, we hope you’ll see a Garrett-Evangelical that trusted in the goodness of God to see us through these difficult days and a Garrett-Evangelical following God’s command to: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9)