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From Tolerance to Acceptance: Queering the Landscape of Ministry and Proclamation (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)

December 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am 4:30 pm

A Two-Day Styberg Preaching Institute Workshop

December 6 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CST)

December 7 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CST)

This workshop is designed for persons who wish to expand their ethical awareness, ministry capacity, and personal sensitivity to diversity and equity. Participants will be invited and guided in ways that both press beyond rigid binaries and dominant normativity and envision a more just future. Grounded in critical awareness of systems of hetero- and cis-normativity that shape Christian communities, participants will be invited to expand their knowledge of queer history, theology, and ministry and to develop practical skills for serving communities of faith with attention to sexual and gender inclusivity and equity.

Led by two scholars and academic deans who are also ordained ministers, Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey and Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, this workshop will engage theory and practice grounded in real-world life experiences and commitment to and passion for ministries of justice and wholeness of life.

Registration (free!)

Format: Participants can register to attend in-person on Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s campus (2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL) or they may attend virtually.

Deadline to Register: 6 p.m. on December 5th, 2023
Online link will be sent to registrants by 8 a.m. (CST) on December 6th. There will be no on-site registration on the days of the workshop.

Professional Development: 10 hours or 1 CEU

For more information about the workshop, please contact the Styberg Preaching Institute at styberg@garrett.edu or the director of the Styberg Preaching Institute at gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu.