Bushnell University Welcomes Dr. Steven Garber Leading Voice on Calling, Vocation, Faith, and Work

Dr. Steven Garber of M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to speak on Faith & Work: The Seamless Life on Tuesday April 25 at 11am in Chapel

Eugene, OR – Bushnell University will welcome to campus Dr. Steven Garber, Senior Fellow for Vocation and Common Good at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and one of the foremost authors/scholars in the areas of calling and vocation. Dr. Garber serves as a consultant to colleges and corporations, facilitating both individual and institutional vocation. Among his many affiliations, Dr. Garber has served the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) as both a Scholar-in-Residence and as a senior faculty member for the American Studies Program (https://www.cccuglobaled.org/asp/). He is the author of a one of the foundational books on the integration of faith and higher education, The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior in the University Years. He since also authored Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, and The Seamless Life: A Tapestry of Love and Learning, Worship and Work.

Because Bushnell is the recipient of several significant grants from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust including the Vision + Call program, a database implementation grant, and the most recent $800,000 grant for the Goodrich Hall Tower project. Dr. Garber will be bringing his wisdom and talent to encourage and equip the campus community further in the integration of faith, vocation and calling. During the course of his two-day campus visit as a “Scholar-in-Residence”, he will visit with faculty, staff, students, trustees, and community members in a variety of settings.

The Center for Leadership & Ethics is hosting with our weekly campus chapel a session with Dr. Garber open to the public Tuesday, April 25th at 11am in the Morse Center. He will be speaking on “Faith and Work: The Seamless Life.”

Chapel will be also livestreamed at live.bushnell.edu if you are not able to attend in person. Parking will be first-come, first-served in the Morse Center and Womack Hall lots, however metered street parking is also available around the campus district. 

Read about Dr. Garber’s work with the Murdock Trust and how he serves our Christian higher education community here: https://www.cccu.org/magazine/flourishing-through-philanthropy/

Watch a 30 second video introduction to Dr. Garber here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTpmxbyRzvI

About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895 Bushnell University helps students discover and answer God’s call on their lives. Devoted to offering a Christ-centered environment, Bushnell encourages students to grow in wisdom, informed by faith, and leading to lives of service. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded by pastor-educator Eugene C. Sanderson and pioneer business and church leader James A. Bushnell. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies through course formats on campus, online, and evening, as well as online programs for MBA and MA in Leadership.  More information about the University is available at www.bushnell.edu.

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