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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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Certificates

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Certificates

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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 are 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

Feb
19

Spirituality, Creativity, and Aging

Through readings, videos, experiential exercises, and discussions this 6-week course examines the common attributes, issues, and tasks of aging, as seen through these three lenses. We will examine the creative potential in eldering, how creativity can be a natural part of our aging, both through nurturing it and exploring ways limitations and other changes can become vehicles for our creativity. Throughout the course, we will be addressing our spirituality, the role it plays in our aging process and in our understanding of who we are. Inherent in all of the tasks of aging is the call for transformation, harvesting our experiences, and cultivating our wisdom. 

Mar
7

Justice Songfest with Mark Miller

Hosted by the Music Ministry and Reconciling Task Force of First United Methodist Church of Evanston, the day includes a series of morning and afternoon workshops and rehearsals with acclaimed musician and arranger Mark Miller and culminating in an evening concert. Participants will attend Mark’s workshops and rehearsals throughout the day and receive lunch and music packets. Garrett-Evangelical will provide 1 CEU to participants. Participants do not need to be music professionals; singers, church musicians, and music leaders are encouraged to attend.

Mar
12

2020 Cátedra Paulo Freire

The Cátedra Paulo Freire Conference 2020 is an invitation to those who yearn for a more humane world. In his constant celebration of hope, Paulo Freire always highlighted that “while change is difficult, it is always possible. This year's theme is, "The Potency of Collective Conscientização - Resisting the Disimagination Machine," and will feature internationally renowed critical educator and public intellectual, Dr. Henry A. Giroux.

Apr
22

Discerning In Color: Seeking the Spirit through Creative Processes

The critical challenge for those who follow Christ and seek to live a life faithful to God is to hear God’s voice amidst the din of all competing voices and demands in our lives. How do we know which decision will bring fulfillment or which voice is the Spirit’s leading? Contemplative creative expression assists in quieting our inner and outer worlds in order to discern God’s leading. Employing our creativity reveals the intersection of our desires and God’s desires, as well as exposes the places where our desires may conflict with God’s.  If you are ready to use your own creativity as a tool for discernment, journey with your classmates for five weeks of discovery. 

May
5

2020 General Conference Seminar

We are in the process of confirming the details of Garrett's 2020 General Conference Seminar. Fill out our information request form and we will contact you when details are finalized and available. General Conference 2020 will be held May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.