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Practicing the Spiritual Disciplines

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The learner will focus on several spiritual habits such as solitude, prayer, journaling, fasting, and spiritual mentoring. Learners will practice these disciplines individually and in a small group of fellow learners or church members.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Assess your spiritual growth
  2. Identify your personal and spiritual temperament
  3. Journal experiences and reflections from practicing selected spiritual disciplines
  4. Apply specific spiritual disciplines to your life through a spiritual disciplines project
  5. Apply the concept of a spiritual labyrinth to your life
  6. Discuss the practice of spiritual disciplines in Christian history

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

COURSE OVERVIEW

Unit 1: What You Will Learn
Unit 2: The Spiritual Disciplines
Unit 3: Worship / Open Yourself to God
Unit 4: Relinquish the False Self
Unit 5: Share Your Life with Others
Unit 6: Hear and Live God’s Word
Unit 7: Pray
Unit 8: Learning Assessment

MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS

  • Spiritual Planner Report (personal assessment of spiritual discipline practice)
  • Sacred Pathways Survey (personal assessment of preferred ways of connecting with God)
  • Spiritual Disciplines Reports (based on practice of selected disciplines)
  • Reading Discussion Questions
  • Spiritual Disciplines Project (e.g. silent retreat, spiritual retreat, fasting, labyrinth, Stations of the Cross)

COURSE SCHEDULE

2015-T1 Term (January 6 – March 2) – MDiv, MML

Registration is NOW OPEN. Registration deadline Monday, December 22. 

Courses are taught fully online in 8-week terms. Each course allows students to build learning from the context of their own ministry roles while enjoying the stimulation of a global learning community. Learners are guided by academically qualified professors with current and relevant ministry experience.

LINKS

  1. Register (log-in req’d)
  2. Request registration assistance
  3. Course Study Guides, Textbook Lists (log-in req’d)
  4. Apply
  5. Choose the seminary program right for you
  6. Admissions information
  7. Tuition and fees
  8. Accreditation
  9. Download Catalog
  10. Course descriptions
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