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Connectional Learning

Connectional Learning Continuing Education Reimagined

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Upcoming Offerings

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Upcoming Offerings

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Certifications

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Certifications

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Audit a Course

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Audit a Course

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On-Campus Lectures

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On-Campus Lectures

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Webinar Recordings

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Webinar Recordings

Through Connectional Learning, Garrett-Evangelical has reimagined continuing education to create unique learning opportunities suited to your professional, vocational, and spiritual needs. Whether you clergy, laity, spiritual, or curious, we welcome you to explore our programs that are designed to be:

RELEVANT
Addressing current social, local, and denominational concerns

RESPONSIVE
Providing just-in-time information and meaningful resources to explore your faith and spirituality

REACHABLE
Offering online and in-person programs that enable you to choose what fits best with your schedule, budget, and learning style

​If you have questions about any of our Connectional Learning opportunities or have suggestions on future Connectional Learning offerings, please contact us at connectional.learning@garrett.edu or call 847.866.4547.


 

Upcoming Connectional Learning Offerings

Apr
6

The Practice of Christian Mindfulness

Explore theological distinctives as well as the range of Christian mindfulness practices and postures. Discover its potential to deepen the life of faith and empower participation in God’s mission of love in the world.

Sep
4

Discernment in Spiritual Direction

This six-week online course will work through the resources of Discerning Life Transitions: Listening Together in Spiritual Direction with the author, Rev. Dr. Dwight Judy. We will note the many arenas of life that impact our discernment including work, family, health concerns, spiritual practices, and practical issues. 

Sep
9

Financial Management for Churches and Nonprofits

This 10-week intensive online course was developed to support pastors with their lay leaders who are tasked with overseeing their church's finances, but who may not have formal training in financial practices and planning. We will explore the planning process for the operating, capital expenditure, and cash budgets, and discuss the long-term financial planning process. 

Sep
11

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists

This six-week online introductory evangelism course invites you to grow deeper in your own faith and, as you do, reflect on why you believe God is good, articulate your faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips you to continue reviewing your personal and congregational strategies for evangelism well after the webinars are over.

Sep
18

Thriving Ministry with Young Adults: Holy Yearnings, Holy Listening, Holy Partnerships

In this four-week webinar series, Garrett-Evangelical's Young Adult Inititaive will share the findings from the first phase of our work through engaging, thought-provoking, and challenging webinars designed to encourage you to actively support and engage the young adults in your congregations, and attract young adults to your community.