Monday, August 28, 2006

My first seminary class is tomorrow. Yes, that's right, ladies and gentlemen, Amanda Peterson is officially a seminary student. My first class is Dynamics in the Spiritual Journey.

Course synopsis: "The foundation of this course is the Christian spiritual journey with exploration of several biblical and extra-biblical models of spiritual development. Soul care involves the ability to discern where directees, in their God-created uniqueness, are on the journey, how hostile spiritual forces oppose progress, and how advance is achieved through the Holy Spirit and the ministry of soul care givers."

In lay man's terms, it's a class on learning to care for my spirit and learning to care for the spirits of others. The class is part of a certificate in Christian Formation and Soul Care which I am thinking about pursuing along with my degree.

My second course this term will be a distance learning course which has not been nailed down yet, though, I'm leaning to a systematic theology course titled Reconciliation and the Healing of Persons. It takes an in depth look at Jesus' healing ministry and its applications for healing of the physical and the spiritual.

I'm very excited to get started and will likely be abuzz with all the fascinating things I am learning. Pray for me as I begin the journey.


Jessica Bolt said...

Good luck!

Kaelea said...

Wow, I just got goosebumps of excitement for you! I'll be praying that these classes will be life-long lessons and not just something to get through for the piece of paper at the end. They sound fascinating so far - looking forward to hearing more about each one!

God's blessings, friend!

sarah said...

Wow how exciting. I can't wait to hear how its going. I am in the total opposite place as you. Everyone is starting school and I'm THRILLED that I'm not. However your classes sound scary to me. I hardly feel competent to take care of my own spiritual life let alone diagnos other people.

kristi w said...

So soon is when we need to start pulling out our dictionaries and lexicons when you post to your blog, right? Don't forget about us lay types as you elevate to higher thinking!

Oh, I graduated from seminary, didn't I? Apparently the big words pass from memory quickly.