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Upcoming Garrett-Evangelical continuing and lifelong education offerings

by | May 10, 2019 | Training

Discernment in Spiritual Direction September 4 – October 15, 2019 (2 CEUs)

This six-week online course led by Rev. Dr. Dwight Judy will work through the resources of Discerning Life Transitions: Listening Together in Spiritual Direction. We will note the many areas of life that impact our discernment including work, family, health concerns, spiritual practices, and practical issues. Through readings, reflection, and online small group conversation, we will explore together the issues from our own personal discernment and from persons we companion in a confidential and supportive environment. Learn more at Garrett.edu/Discernment.

Financial Management for Churches and Nonprofits September 9 – November 15, 2019 (3.5 CEUs)

This 10-week intensive online course is led by Dr. Jim Croft, Adjunct Faculty at Kellogg School for Management at Northwestern University, and Dr. Katy Scrogin. It was developed to support pastors with their lay leaders who are tasked with overseeing their church’s finances, but who may not have formal training in financial practices and planning. We will explore the planning process for operating, capital expenditure, and cash budgets. We will discuss the long-term financial planning process. The course will look at the importance of capital structure and investment policies that are aligned to the organization’s strategic objectives. All of these topics will be built on the foundation of nonprofit accounting, nonprofit financial statements, and financial policies. Learn more at Garrett.edu/FinancialManagement.

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists September 11 – October 16, 2019 (1 CEU option available)

Live weekly webinars each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Central time; recordings of the webinars are available for participants to watch later if they have to miss a live sessionThis is a six-week webinar series co-led by Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale and Rev. Dr. Heather Lear.  This introductory evangelism course invites people to grow deeper in their own faith and, as they do, reflect on why they believe God is good, articulate their faith in a way that is authentic to that belief, and develop creative practices that grow from those beliefs. It also equips people to continue reviewing their personal and congregational strategies for evangelism well after the webinars are over. People can register to attend by themselves or with a group. Participants will need to purchase Dr. Teasdale’s book, Evangelism for Non-Evangelists.  To learn more about the instructors, the content and tools in the series, and to register visit: Garrett.edu/EvangelismOnline

Thriving Ministry with Young Adults: Holy Yearnings, Holy Listenings, Holy Partnerships September 18 – October 9, 2019

Live weekly webinars each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central time; recordings of the webinars are available for participants to watch later if they have to miss a live session

In this four-week webinar series, Garrett-Evangelical’s Young Adult Initiative, which includes Drs. Reginald Blount, Dori Baker, Jennifer Moe, and Karen Mosby, will share the findings from the first phase of our work through engaging, thought-provoking, and challenging webinars designed to encourage you to actively support and engage the young adults in your congregations, and attract young adults to your community. The Church needs a paradigm shift that centers young adults as vital members of the congregation, and our webinar series can help you make that shift! Learn more at Garrett.edu/ThrivingMinistry.

Celtic Spirituality: Experiencing God in the Everyday Oct. 16 – Nov. 26, 2019 (2 CEUs)

In the midst of transition and ever-changing life, it is imperative to be grounded in the heart of God. Join Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell as we discover six ancient paths of prayer in the Celtic tradition. From the newest person of prayer to the experienced pray-er, all will uncover the ancient wisdom of the Celts for contemporary devotion. As we share Daily Prayer Hours across the tradition and miles, our hearts will be grounded in a rhythm of stability for the ever-changing 21st century. Learn more at Garrett.edu/Celtic.

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