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.”
2017-2018 Garrett on the Road
Hope for Creation - Minneapolis
February 17, 2018 | Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Re-imagining Christian Education Through the Sacrality of Children - Madison
February 24, 2018 | First United Methodist Church
203 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI 53703
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.
October 3, 2017, Dr. Virginia Lee, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies, is leading 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. This event is only open to deacons in the Virginia Annual Conference.
October 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, is participating in the 2017 Creation Care Conference on Earthkeeping at North Church Indy in Indianapolis, IN. To learn more about this event, click here.
October 19-22, 2017. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, is presenting at The United Methodist Church's Earthkeepers Training at Northern Pines Camp in Park Rapids, MN. To learn more about this event, click here.
October 22, 2017, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament, is presenting, "Inclusive Biblical Interpretation: Why does it matter?" to the Adult Faith Book Group at Barrington United Methodist Church in Barrington, IL. To learn more about this event, click here.
October 28, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Frederick Schmidt, Rueben P. Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, is leading 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. To learn more about this event, click here.
- November 9-12, 2017, Dr. Anne Joh, Professor of Theology and Culture, is presenting, “Unruly Currents”: Embodiment, Memory and the Politics of Transpacific Dissent,” at the 2017 American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. To learn more about this event, click here.
September 14-16, 2017, Dr. Nancy Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology, is a keynote speaker presenting, "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 being held at Goshen College in Goshen, IN.
September 16, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon, Dr. Frederick Schmidt, Rueben P. Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, is leading 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.
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.