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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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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

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
3

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
Feb
17

Welcoming the Stranger

In a time of fear and anxiety, Christians have an opportunity to make a powerful, counter-cultural witness to God’s love through welcoming the stranger. This course will examine the biblical, theological and historical roots of hospitality in Jesus’ teaching and Christian tradition. Together we’ll read God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World, exploring the dynamics of risk and change that accompany gospel hospitality. The strangers we welcome inevitably transform us, our churches, and communities. Through hospitality, we may come to know Jesus in the stranger, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matt. 25:35).

Apr
7

Spiritual Direction and the Metamorphosis of the Church

The Church is Changing! The pandemic has caused a quick shift in how people are coming together to celebrate worship, study, and be more deeply formed in faith. This is the perfect opportunity to reorient congregational faith formation. With foundational tools from spiritual direction, participants will discover a new interior posture for personal leadership, individuals, small groups, and corporate congregational life.