Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary

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MottoTo know God in Christ, through preparing spiritual leaders, to help others know God in Christ.
HeadquartersEvanston, Illinois, USA
Methodist seminary

Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary (G-ETS) is a private seminary and graduate school of theology of the United Methodist Church. It is located in Evanston, Illinois on the campus of Northwestern University. The seminary offers a number of masters and doctoral-level degree programs in theology and promotes a wide range of programming through its academic Centers and Institutes. These include the Styberg Preaching Institute, the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, the Center for Ecological Regeneration, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience, the Hispanic-Latinx Center, the Center for Asian/Asian-American Ministry, and the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spirituality and Spiritual Formation.

Garrett-Evangelical is on the campus of Northwestern University and continues many associations with the university. Both institutions were founded together by the same group of Methodists concerned about education in the mid-nineteenth century. Garrett was a pioneer institution in preparing women for ministry.[1] The Chicago Training School for Home and Foreign Missions for women was merged into Garrett Biblical Institute in 1930. Dr. Georgia Harkness was the first woman to hold the post of professor of theology at any seminary in the United States. The Center for the Church and the Black Experience was one of the earliest centers focusing on religion, ministry and the African American experience.


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  1. Keller, Rosemary Skinner, "Conversions and Their Consequences: Women's Ministry and Leadership in the United Methodist Tradition" in Catherine Wessinger, Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership, South Carolina University Press, 1996, pp. 101-123.