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Registrar's Office

Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3905

Academic Affairs

Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3903

Lifelong Learning

Garrett-Evangelical is committed to the belief that all faithful learning is lifelong learning. We are called to help laity, clergy and church leadership throughout the world as they grow in their understanding of their faith in their lives and communities.  Garrett-Evangelical, a world leader in quality theological education, offers classes in the traditional classroom environment, in innovative, non traditional learning environments, on the internet, and with cutting edge programs that enable us to reach new audiences in every location and in every faith tradition. 

We invite you to explore the tabs below to discover programs in lay education, continuing education, distance learning, leadership training, classes for personal and professional spiritual development. For additional information or questions regarding any of our Lifelong Learning programs, contact Shay Craig or Jim Noseworthy in the External Programs Office.


Jim Noseworthy
Vice President for 
External Programs

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Shay Craig
Coordinator of
External Programs



Leadership Coaching

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GPSS (God, Person, Self, System) Leadership Coaching is a partnership between Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Samaritan Training and Resource Center that provides Garrett-Evangelical alumni/ea with personal Leadership Coaching. The coaching will be provided by experienced clergy or counselors who have been trained to apply action driven, results oriented and solution focused support as you address the specific, present-moment challenges of your new appointment or employment.

GPSS Leadership Coaches guide individuals and groups to maximize their impact through exploring and expanding vision, unlocking potential and reaching desired goals with increased confidence, competency and commitment.

To see how a personal coach can benefit you, visit the GPSS Coaching website now.

Earn CEUs Online

IntersectionlogoIntersection is an innovative continuing education program that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units online with engaging and thought-provoking content. Intersection incorporates lectures by and reflection with the distinguished faculty of Garrett-Evangelical. Over the course of the academic year, faculty members present lectures to the seminary community and public on topics ranging from theology, biblical interpretation and church history to the church in society. The lectures are videotaped and made available right from the seminary’s website.

To see a list of available lectures and to enroll, visit the Intersection webpage now.

Institute for Spiritual Formation

The Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

Rueben JobThe Rueben Job Institute is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation, developed by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. We are pleased to honor Bishop Rueben Job in this initiative. As an alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Bishop Job’s ministry has pioneered spiritual formation practices within the United Methodist Church. Garrett-Evangelical has continued this pioneering work through the development of the United Methodist Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation and spiritual formation/direction specializations throughout our degree programs.

The Rueben Job Institute offers a number of online courses for continuing education credit. Some of the upcoming courses include: Spiritual Direction during Crises of ImpassA Quiet Pentecost: Imagining and Enhancing your Spiritual Direction/Formation Ministry, and Henri Nouwen: Journey to Perfection through Imperfection. A full listing of courses is available here.

To learn more about the Institute, go to

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The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.