This course shows the larger purpose of the Christian life this side of heaven. Using Scripture and other primary sources from the church's long tradition of teaching, we gain new understanding that brings about changes in behavior, practices, and then affections, attitudes, and dispositions. These changes deepen our love for God and for neighbor.
The 12-sesson course can be completed at your own pace. Once registered, you will have continual access to the course and can return to it often.ENROLL >>
This course will:
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Session 1. The Heart Hungers to Know: Intellectual Hunger is Spiritual Hunger
Session 2. Essential Doctrinal Framework: the Faith Once Delivered
Session 3. What is Spiritual Maturity: A General Picture
Session 4. Scriptural Teachings on Spiritual Maturity
Session 5. Jesus Christ as the Exemplar and Pattern for Spiritual Maturity
Session 6. Jesus as Master Teacher
Session 7. Human Nature: Beautiful and Tragic
Session 8. The Human Heart: Biblical, Theological, and Psychological Insights
Session 9. Grace is Divine Action That Changes Us.
Session 10. Spiritual Maturity is Always Social (We Need Each Other)
Session 11. Spiritual Maturity and the Means of Grace (Disciplines)
Session 12. Spiritual Maturity and Our Dispositions
In addition to lectures and readings, each session has a set of exercises to complete on your own.