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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

Sep
21

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists

This six-week online evangelism course introduces you to evangelism as a practice that helps you grow in your faith at the same time you develop the skills to share your faith with others. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what you have authentically experienced as the goodness of God in your life.
  • Reflect on how you participate in the Christian Tradition.
  • Listen to your context so you know what matters most to those who are part of it
  • Develop creative practices for sharing your faith
  • Assess the evangelistic effectiveness of congregational ministries
Oct
6

A Formational Practicum for Leaders

To quote the singer/song writer Bob Dylan, “Times they are a changing.” The cultural shifts from the pandemic through systemic racism and violence to the theological divide invite us to discover new ways of experiencing prayer in community. This class is a retreat-like experience of formation AND a modeling for how to lead contemporary prayer practices.

Nov
1

Financial Leadership Series for Churches: Roles and Responsibilities of Finance Leadership and Stewardship Development

From biblical times to the current reality, leaders of faith communities face financial questions, challenges and blessings. Acquiring the skills and courage to lead people into new lands of opportunity still takes spiritual discipline and knowledge. Leaders must navigate their own relationship with money as well as past organizational history and myths even while still developing their own skills, systems and principles about financial stewardship.

Building on a biblical foundation, learn how topics such as financial planning and systems, organizational development, and the legal responsibilities of non-profits intersect with budgets, reports, vision and cultivating generosity. We will explore the purpose of policies, how to build donor confidence and the important role of aligning church nonprofit financial statements with our stated mission.

This Series is designed to equip leaders with financial tools and knowledge to grow greater financial wisdom, integrity and sustainability, regardless of your ministry context, fiscal position or financial health. Investing in your leadership will grow your capacity and your ministry!

Jan
10

Financial Leadership Series for Churches: Accountability

From biblical times to the current reality, leaders of faith communities face financial questions, challenges and blessings. Acquiring the skills and courage to lead people into new lands of opportunity still takes spiritual discipline and knowledge. Leaders must navigate their own relationship with money as well as past organizational history and myths even while still developing their own skills, systems and principles about financial stewardship.

Building on a biblical foundation, learn how topics such as financial planning and systems, organizational development, and the legal responsibilities of non-profits intersect with budgets, reports, vision and cultivating generosity. We will explore the purpose of policies, how to build donor confidence and the important role of aligning church nonprofit financial statements with our stated mission.

This Series is designed to equip leaders with financial tools and knowledge to grow greater financial wisdom, integrity and sustainability, regardless of your ministry context, fiscal position or financial health. Investing in your leadership will grow your capacity and your ministry!