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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Named a Seminary That Changes the World for Fourth Consecutive Year

October 18, 2018

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is honored to announce that it has been selected as one of the Seminaries that Change the World (STCTW) by The Center for Faith and Service for the fourth consecutive year. Each year STCTW highlights a select group of seminaries and divinity schools that are offer innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary.

“For 165 years Garrett-Evangelical alumni have had a remarkable impact on the world through their various work and ministries,” said Garrett-Evangelical President Lallene J. Rector. "We remain committed to being a servant seminary dedicated to preparing spiritually grounded and prophetic leaders - leaders who will make a transformative impact and who will contribute to the wellbeing of all persons and creation. I am abolutely delighted that Garrett-Evangelical has been affirmed, once again, as a seminary that "changes the world."

As part of its selection process, the Center looks for schools that are providing scholarship support to students engaged in community-based service, innovative degree programs, field education internship opportunities, issue-based courses, and job placements in both traditional and new expressions of ministry.

“This year’s list represents a theologically and geographically diverse group of schools,” noted Alison Burchett, Managing Director of the Center for Faith and Service. “These schools are leaders in innovation and we are excited to see the ways they continue to challenge theological education to grown and change as they help students integrate justice and service into their work as faith leaders.”

About The Center for Faith and Service

Based out of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, The Center for Faith and Service works to develop new programs and identify existing resources that support the church to be present and relevant in the lives of young adults. Through a variety of initiatives, including Seminaries that Change the World, The Center partners with seminaries, summer camps, colleges, youth corps, denominations and local congregations to create programs and resources that help young people connect their passions for service and justice with their faith.

To learn more about the center and its programs, visit

More information about Seminaries that Change the World can be found on