Redeeming Administration: The Invitation Hidden in the Clutter on Your Desk



Date(s) - 02/08/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Eden Community for the annual Bracke Lecture. This year, speaker Ann Garrido, D.Min will talk about “Redeeming Administration: The Invitation Hidden in the Clutter on Your Desk.”

Over the past ten years, Ann Garrido has spoken with over 5,000 persons whose service in the church involves some form of administration. In this lecture, she’ll talk about what she has learned from these ministers about integrating their administrative work and their spiritual life, highlighting how administration can help ministers grow in:
* breadth of vision
* trust
* humility
* courage
* and embrace of the pilgrimage

Ms. Garrido says, “Administration is often critiqued both by those within the ministry and without as work that takes fun-loving people and turns them into anxious curmudgeons, but it doesn’t have to be that way.”  Speaking out of her own experience as an administrator in educational and congregational settings, Ms. Garrido will look at practices of administration that can be potentially transformative, making us not only effective administrators but holier, healthier Christians.

Bracke Lecture Schedule:
Informal Worship 10:30AM
Lecture 11AM
Lunch 12:30PM

About Ann Garrido

Ann Garrido, D.Min. is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. While her first passion is teaching, for the past fifteen years, she has found herself increasingly drawn into administrative roles including (at varying points in time) serving as her school’s Director of the D.Min. in Preaching, Director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Ms. Garrido has served as senior editor of Human Development Magazine and is the author of eight books, including the award-winning volumes Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013) and Redeeming Conflict (Ave Maria Press, 2016). She now commits half-time to traveling nationally and internationally doing conflict education and mediation work with Triad Consulting Group, founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project based in Cambridge, MA.

Ann Garrido’s books will be for sale in the Eden Bookstore the prior to and the day of the lecture. She will be available for a book signing after her lecture.

There is no cost for this event, but attendees should register if you will be staying for lunch. Lunch cost is $8 each. Lunch will be held in the Commons.

The Bracke Lecture will be held in the Wehrli Chapel on the second floor of the Press Building.

Eden Theological Seminary
Wehrli Chapel in Press Hall
475 East Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Click here for directions to Press Hall


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