Garrett-Evangelical is blessed to have alums and friends across the U.S. and around the globe. Since it isn’t always possible for you to visit campus, we are making an effort to offer Connectional Learning opportunities closer to you—initially in states within the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. You should also check this page often to determine when and where you might be able to see one of our faculty members who is lecturing in a domestic or international location near you.
Garrett on the Road
Garrett on the Road offers a faculty-led lecture or workshop in partnership with a church outside of the Evanston/Chicago area. We invite our alums in that area or state, members of the church hosting us, and local social service organizations, prospective students, and clergy and laity that may be interested in the topic of that particular event. We also plan additional events around the workshop for Garrett-Evangelical faculty and staff to spend time with prospective students and alums.
On March 18, 2017, we hosted our first Garrett on the Road event in partnership with First United Methodist Church Madison.Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart led the workshop, “Hope for Creation: Exploring Practical Ways People of Faith are Engaging in Mission and Justice for the Good of the Earth.” The workshop lectures can be viewed by visiting: Garrett.edu/sustainGETS under the “Videos” section.
In the 2017-18 academic year, we plan to return to Wisconsin and add stops in Indiana and Minnesota. We hope to post the dates, locations, and more information about these trips by the end of Summer 2017.
Faculty Off Campus Conferences and Events
Each year members of our faculty are asked to speak at various conferences and events. It can be a challenge to stay ahead of their numerous engagements, but for the 2017-18 academic year and beyond we hope to be able to list when and where you can engage with our faculty when they are off campus and, hopefully, at a location near you.
Styberg Preaching Peer Learning Groups
The Styberg Preaching Institute, with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., has launched A Partnership in Effective Proclamation. This program focuses on developing effective preachers for the church in the twenty-first century. A key component of this program is the formation of Peer Learning Groups for local church pastors under the direction of trained facilitators. There are currently Peer Learning Groups meeting in
- Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area
- Rockford, Illinois
- Gary, Indiana
- White Plains, New York
- Norfolk, Virginia
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
To learn more about the Peer Learning Groups and apply to facilitate or join a group, please visit Garrett.edu/StybergPreaching.