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.
2018-2019 Garrett on the Road
Hope for Creation - Whitewater, Wisconsin
September 29, 2018 | First United Methodist Church
145 S. Prairie St., Whitewater, WI 53190
More Information Coming Soon!
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.
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.
- May 14-June 12, 2018, Dr. K.K. Yeo, Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament, is giving a series of 10 lectures on “Aesthetic Justice in the Bible” (in Chinese) at University of Nationalities in Beijing, China.
- May 21-25, 2018, Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament, is a keynote speaker at the Religion Gender and Sexulaity Conference hosted by UKZN's School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics in Africa. Her paper is titled, "Intersecting Identities: Race/Gender/Sexuality Constructs in the United States Today and Their Theological Implications."
- June 6, 2018, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, will be a speaker, "Gott Ist Die Liebe: Reflections on the EUB Tradition for Today," at the Dakotas Conference Historical Society Luncheon during the Dakotas Annual Conference in Sioux Falls, SD. To learn more, click here.
- In June, Dr. Brent Waters, Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics, in participating in the first meeting of the research team, "Christian Flourishing in a Technological World," at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. To learn more about the project and its participants, click here.
- June 15, 2018, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, will provide the plenary keynote at the Great Plains Annual Conference in Wichita, KS. To learn more, click here.
- July 16-20, 2018, Dr. Reginald Blount, Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture and Dr. Virginia Lee, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies are teaching faculty and and Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology, will contribue to the Children's Defense Fund's Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry taking place at Haley Farm in Clinton, TN. To learn more, click here.
- July 26-29, 2018, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, will be a panelist for "United Methodist Resources for Addressing Climate Change" at the United Methodist Creation Care Summit in St. Paul, MN. To learn more, click here.
- July 26, 2018, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, will provide the Aus Lecture at Luther Seminary's Rethinking Stewardship Conference titled, "Stewards of God’s Mysteries, Leaders for the World," in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more, click here.
- August 12-19, 2018, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, and Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions, will participate in the "Mission and Evangelism" working group; Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, will participate in the "Theology and Ethics" working group; Dr. Barry Bryant, Associate Professor of United Methodist and Wesleyan Studies, will participate in the "Wesley Studies" working group at the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies taking place at Pembroke College, Oxford. To learn more, click here.
- April 28-May 1, 2018, Dr. Débora Junker, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, presented a paper at the 2nd International Conference Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
- April 25, 2018, Dr. Débora Junker, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, was a guest speaker at the OMNIA Leadership Summit which took place at Cenacle Retreat House in Chicago, IL.
- April 14, 2018, Dr. Débora Junker, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, participated in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Paulo Freire SIG Presidential Session titled, "Radical Dreams and Transformative Praxis: Celebrating 50 Years of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed" and she received and award for her translation of Paulo Freire's Notebook commissioned by Attalah College of Education Studies during a reception the college held that same day in New York, NY.
- March 22, 2018, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, is giving the 2017-2018 Wallace-Chappell Lecture in Dallas, TX.
- February 4 - April 22, 2018, Dr. Angela Cowser, Assistant Professor of the Sociology of Religion, is leading a 12-week Adult Faith Formation course titled, "Kingdom Values: Moving From Concept to Action" at First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield in Deerfield, IL.
- February 5-12, 2018, Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions, participated as a member of the United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order for its annual meeting in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The committee's main task is to review and begin to revise a draft of a document on ecclesiology for The United Methodist Church, titled "Wonder, Love, and Praise: Sharing a Vision of the Church." Following that meeting, we join (also in Abidjan) the United Methodist Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters, where the main task is continued work on a global or general Book of Discipline for the denomination, as mandated by the 2016 General Conference.
- January 26-27, 2018, Dr. Margaret Ann Crain, Emeritus Professor, is offering sessions on Methodist Heritage and Faith Formation to registered participants of the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Spiritual Formation Paraprofessional Program at First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, LA.
- January 4-5, 2018, Dr. Brent Waters, Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics, is one of the speakers at the Karam Forum (an Oikonomia Network event). It is a two-day gathering for theological educators and Christian academics at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
- November 28, Dr. Nancy Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology, was one of several scholars giving lectures on “The Future of Christian Theology” in the context of Jürgen Moltmann’s Warren W. Willis Lecture in Religion at Florida Southern College.
- November 20, 2017, Dr. Mai Ahn Le Tran, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology, was a panelist on the Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society Unit and Women and Religion Unit, with the theme, "Leading Wisdom: Asian and Asian North American Women Leaders," at the AAR/SBL Conference in Boston, MA.
- November 12-15, 2017, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology; Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions; Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism; and Dr. Mai Ahn Le Tran, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology; participated in, "Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness," in Boston, MA.
- November 9-12, 2017, Dr. Anne Joh, Professor of Theology and Culture, presented, “Unruly Currents”: Embodiment, Memory and the Politics of Transpacific Dissent,” at the 2017 American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
- November 4, 2017, Dr. Mai Ahn Le Tran, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology, and Dr. Jack Seymour, Professor Emeritus of Religious Education, presented, "Qualitative Research as Cultural and Religious Encounter," at the Religious Educators Association's Conference in St. Louis, MO.
- October 28, 2017, Dr. Frederick Schmidt, Rueben P. Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, led a workshop designed for professional, student, and volunteer spiritual care providers titled, "Our Unexamined Gods: Conversations on the Theology of Pain & Suffering" at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, IL.
- October 22, 2017, Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament, presented, "Inclusive Biblical Interpretation: Why does it matter?" to the Adult Faith Book Group at Barrington United Methodist Church in Barrington, IL.
- October 19-22, 2017. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, presented at The United Methodist Church's Earthkeepers Training at Northern Pines Camp in Park Rapids, MN.
- October 7, 2017, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, participated in the 2017 Creation Care Conference on Earthkeeping at North Church Indy in Indianapolis, IN.
- October 3, 2017, Dr. Virginia Lee, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies, led a retreat for the deacons of the Virginia Annual Conference titled, "Living Out Our Baptismal & Ordination Vows: Compassion & Justice in Troubled Times," at the Eagle Eyrie Retreat Center in Lynchburg, VA.
- September 16, 2017 Dr. Frederick Schmidt, Rueben P. Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, led a workshop titled, "What God Wants For Us" at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Schmidt will also participate in a Saturday @5:30 conversation and preach on Sunday. Click here to watch Saturday night's service and worship and click here to watch Sunday's worship and preaching.
- September 14-16, 2017, Dr. Nancy Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology, have a keynote address titled, "A Narrow Gate? Proceeding by the Spirit along the Way of Jesus" at the Word, Spirit, and the Renewal of the Church: Believers' Church, Ecumenical and Global Perspectives Conference. This event was held at Goshen College in Goshen, IN.