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Are you searching for greater intimacy in your devotional life? As a Christian servant, you are called to practice the disciplines of daily prayer and Bible study as you grow in discerning God’s presence in your life. This course will help you increase in patience and devotion leading to witness and service. It will apply Wesley’s “Means of Grace” — more specifically, devotional life, prayer, scriptures, communion, fasting, Christian community, and acts of mercy — to your own spiritual life. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $60 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

This course is part of a certification in Spiritual Formation from the Institute for Discipleship (founded by Disciple Bible Study authors Richard and Julia Wilke). After defining “Spiritual Formation” from various angles and perspectives, this course will survey spiritual disciplines. There will be a special focus on the importance of a balanced theology (affirming divine initiative and human responsibility) in a healthy understanding of the spiritual disciplines. From there, we’ll discuss how these disciplines can be employed toward personal and parish renewal, and how temperaments and personalities make a difference. In the spiritual life, “one size (or template) does not fit all.” Therefore, there is a need to be attentive to the unique configuration or wiring of each soul and congregation. Finally, we’ll turn our attention to the development of a “Rule” for faithful living as well as the ways we might define “pathways” for devotion and discipline in various settings. This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $125 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

This course is part of a certification in Evangelism from the Institute for Discipleship (founded by Disciple Bible Study authors Richard and Julia Wilke). This is the first of four classes in the Evangelism Certification program. It is a six-week study of the biblical message of the Old and New Testaments and the relation of the Bible to teaching Evangelism. It focuses primarily on Jesus, as revealed in the Gospels, and his strategy of evangelism in which his life was oriented while he walked on the earth. The motivating vision of Jesus’ earthly behavior will be given opportunity for application to the 21st century Church. Students who complete this course successfully will be able to define “Evangelism” from a biblical perspective, interpret the eight guiding principles of Jesus’ master plan of evangelism, defend Jesus’ strategy of evangelism to the local church, and articulate the human condition and God’s response. This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $125 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

This course is part of a certification in Children's Ministry from the Institute for Discipleship (founded by Disciple Bible Study authors Richard and Julia Wilke). The cornerstone of an excellent children’s ministry program is a solid foundation in the Bible. It’s your job as the children’s minister to translate the teachings of the Bible into lessons a young and developing mind can understand. But how do you do that with confidence if you’re not sure you understand the Bible well, yourself? This course will examine the Bible as a book of books that was formed in a historical context and recounts historical events. The course will unpack the sections and types of books found in the Bible as well as explore the people of the Bible and the places where the Bible stories took place. We’ll also consider how the Bible should be studied and read with a particular consideration for making the Bible, its stories, and its message accessible to children. This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $125 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that develops in each of us as we live our lives to draw closer to a full relationship with Jesus. Christians are expected to live joyfully, but sadly most don’t. Has joy eluded you in your life? Have you searched for joy, but have felt unable to capture it? The good news is that joy is within your grasp! This course helps you transform your mind to eliminate limiting beliefs and habits that separate you from experiencing the Joy already in you through Jesus Christ. In the course, we identify these limiting beliefs and habits and work to change our subconscious minds by addressing them directly. We’ll use meditation, coaching, experiential exercises and application of Scripture to develop empowering beliefs and behaviors. These practices will transform your life in both physical and spiritual ways. The course is interactive and participants learn from the experiences of others, as well as their own. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $65 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

When someone around us is experiencing hurt or grief, we want to do what we can to alleviate their pain. Instead, we often unintentionally say words that add to their pain. We owe it to ourselves and those hurting to be equipped to meet their pain in the comforting manner we intend. In this course, we’ll study phrases and actions that actually do make a positive difference to those who are suffering and examine why some of our usual phrases aren’t as useful as we previously thought. There’s more than enough pain in the world; make a positive difference to the brokenhearted around you by learning the difference between helpful and hurtful caring language. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $45 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Are you grieving the death of someone who was an important part of your life? Perhaps your spouse, child, parent, or close family member? Could it be a good friend, co-worker or neighbor? The loss that death brings is painful beyond words. No one can anticipate the emotional and spiritual agony that accompanies it. Life can lose meaning. You may find your sense of self-worth diminished. The sadness and loneliness you feel may seem to consume all your energy. And as if the regular flow of grief wasn’t difficult enough, holidays and special dates can cause us acute pain that make the grief fresh all over again. Be assured: you can have a satisfying and meaningful life after loss. Even with the worst of losses, you will begin to heal. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $45 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Social media can be a great way to communicate with church members and the greater community. In this two week course, you’ll get an overview of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, YouTube, etc.), and learn how to use them to enhance church services, communications, advertisement of events, and more. You’ll participate in daily assignments such as discussing types of technology and will have small projects assigned and reviewed by the instructor. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Enroll Now! Price: $60 ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Annual Session of the Sierra Leone Conference

Vespers & All That Jazz is a worship experience using words and music from a variety of sources to encounter the Sacred.