EVANSTON, Ill. (G-ETS) – Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary is sponsoring a consultation Thursday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for congregations, Partners In Education (PIE), who have significant educational ministries in their communities. The event will be held at St. Luke’s UMC, 100 West 86th Street in Indianapolis.

The purpose of this event is to bring together leaders of United Methodist congregations who are involved in K-12 education to:

  1. Learn about present ministries in public and private schools;
  2. Strategize regarding new partnerships in underserved communities;
  3. Explore ideas of providing internship opportunities for students through UMC colleges, universities and seminaries;
  4. Develop a network of support for congregations who are engaged in such ministries.

For many years, people at Garrett-Evangelical have been thinking about ways it might encourage congregations to support elementary through high school level education, whether public or private.  

This event will essentially be an exploration into how The United Methodist Church can develop a system of support for congregations who are involved in these ministries.

Speakers and panelists include: Socorro de Anda, Lydia Patterson Institute; Jack Seymour, Garrett-Evangelical; and Stephanie Saroki, Seton Education Partners. The deadline to register is March 31, and the cost is $40 per person.

To register or for more information, go to www.Garrett.edu/PIE or contact Mary Ann Moman, senior advancement specialist and director of the Course of Study at maryann.moman@garrett.edu.

Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.