Comings and Goings is a blog written by Theology, Formation, and Evangelism Director Charles B. "Chip" Hardwick as he travels throughout the church. God is on the move out and about in the world, working to redeem all things in Jesus Christ. As we join this mission, by the power of the Spirit we see God on the move. This blog contains glimpses of how Chip finds this to be true in his comings and goings.
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Last week I posted about a recent trip to Chicago and a conversation that I had with members of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary communities about their “MDiv-Plus” program. You can read that post here.
I wish that I had made more explicit my friend and colleague Rev. Sarah Sarchet Butter’s contributions to that visit and to the topic of expanding leadership training beyond seminaries through the non-profit management departments of business schools. Sarah is working on her D.Min. through Garrett, and the topic of her thesis is “Two are Better Than One: Seminary-Business Partnerships as an Untapped Resource for Clergy Leadership Education.” She has been a strong advocate for these kinds of partnerships for years, and currently serves on the Kellogg faith-based custom programs advisory board. It was her invitation which helped me to learn about the Garrett-Kellogg combination.
Sarah and I share the same concern—helping pastors to expand their training beyond the necessary-but-not-sufficient classical theological education which they receive in most MDiv programs. I regret that I did not bring up her work in this regard, and I want to apologize publicly for not giving her credit where credit was due.
I have updated the original blog post to reflect the additional information discussed here.