MA in Pastoral Ministry

DSLE 541-031 Foundations of Biblical Spirituality (CRN:1123 )


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Professor: Joseph Kidder, PhD.
Date: May 21-25, 2023
Location: Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104


Course Description:

The study and practice of spiritual growth designed to lead students to growth in their personal spiritual lives.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop greater personal biblical and spiritual growth.
  2. Practice the characteristics of basic Christian spiritual disciplines such as devotion and worship and Bible study.
  3. Create a narrative that reflects the character of Christ and exemplifies personal integrity and professional ethics.
  4. Define the theological, psychological, and sociological foundations for growth in the Christian life.
  5. Identifies the unique contributions of Seventh-day Adventist theology to the practice and theology of the spiritual life: e.g., Sabbath, intercession of Christ, healthful living.
  6. Understanding that the depth of their relationship with God will be expressed in their relationships with others: their family, friends, work associates, retail clerks, people in need, etc.
  7. Participate effectively in spiritual retreats and small groups for spiritual growth and accountability.