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Connectional Learning

Connectional Learning Continuing Education Reimagined

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Upcoming Offerings

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Certifications

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On-Campus Lectures

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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

Mar
2

Garrett on the Road: Inviting People into God's Goodness

During our time together, Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale will help us clarify what we believe God’s grace is and then operationalize that to extend invitations. In doing this, we will find ways that we can be more comfortable sharing our faith individually and more effective, drawing people deeper into God’s grace as a congregation.

Mar
5

Backroads in Rural Ministry

The roads of rural ministry travel a world grappling with complex issues. Loss of industry, population shifts, and community disruptions dot the landscape of rural life. This six-week webinar series explores the nuances, struggles, and opportunities within the fields of rural ministry. Each webinar builds on the previous one and comes with suggested readings, exercises, and next steps for ministry. 

Mar
6

The Resounding Word: A Lenten Journey Toward Resurrection

Through the spiritual disciplines presented in Fryling’s book, The Art of Spiritual Listening, and daily devotionals from Brenda’s newest manuscript, The Resounding Word: A Lenten Retreat & Devotional Journey Towards Resurrection, participants will discover how to attune heart-listening for and to the Word of God that resounds through all generations. 

Mar
7

Legal Risks for Churches

Like any other nonprofit, churches are a business. Like any other business, churches have guests, employees, neighbors, contracts, and many other relationships that expose the church to legal liability and other risks. This four-week webinar series will bring some of those risks to your attention so you, as the leader of a church, know what to be on the lookout for. 

Mar
14

Unearthing the Bonds that Hold Us Together: Pedagogy of Liberation and Theology of Liberation in Dialogue

In the light of the current global context of fundamentalisms and the rise of totalitarian regimes, the Cátedra Paulo Freire 2019 Conference will bring into dialogue the Pedagogy of Liberation and the Theology of Liberation to uncover the bonds that can still hold us together in hope and responsibility. Both are counter-narratives that emerged within the dramatic and plural universe of the poor and marginalized, fostering a critical, liberating, and relentless view of the world to address the urgencies of our times.