Prayer and Officiating Studies – i.e Officiating a Wedding, leading in Prayers


Clutter, Clutter, Clutter. The soul is confronted with sinful clutter every day. This course is about the care of the soul with special attention paid to what needs to be decluttered. Professor Henry Reyenga invites you to a place where anthropology and practical spiritual growth meet. 

Spiritual Disciplines are biblical principles that bring growth and depth to ones' faith and relationship with Christ. This mini-course will introduce several fundamental spiritual disciplines and discuss the ways they can be practiced, their biblical framework, and the impact they can have when practiced. 

The Prayer of Serenity has been used in Alcoholic Anonymous for years. In addition to this community, how can it benefit others? Learn more with Professor Steve Elzinga about each phrase of the prayer and how they can benefit your faith walk. 

What are the essential Christian teachings? What does it mean to believe the truth of Scripture? Dr. David Feddes teaches this extensive mini-course that dives into the foundation of Biblical revelation. This course is one of those essentials for the soul and pastoral care. 

In this course, you will learn how the traditions of men have obscured the meaning and practice of the most important Christian ritual. You will learn how the Lord’s Supper was originally a feast of joy,  an instrument of unity, a weekly reminder to the Lord of his promised return, and how the Agape Love Feast is, in fact, the chief reason that Christians should gather together.

Skill Courses:

Have you been asked to officiate a wedding?  This Christian Wedding Officiant Skills class is a one-credit class that gives you the skills needed to officiate a wedding. Included in the training are some teachings about the meaning of marriage from the Christian worldview perspective. 

After you complete the Christian Wedding Officiant Training Skill portion of this course you are welcome to become licensed with the Christian Leaders Alliance after you receive one recommendation.

Officiant Ministry skills are the ministry essential skills that clergy need. Whether you are the volunteer, part-time, or career ministry lane, this two-credit course will teach you ministry skills in the following areas:

  • Baptisms and Dedications
  • Funerals
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • Professions of Faith
  • Confessions of Sin
  • Forgiveness Prayers and Ceremonies
  • Anointing Ceremonies
  • Care Facilities Visits
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Master of Ceremony

Full Courses:

This course explores what the Bible reveals about prayer and answers many questions about prayer. Students will grow in interacting with God, praying rightly, seeking God's guidance, and training for godliness.

Are you called to minister to others?  This course gives you a basic introduction to serving in ministry. This course introduces you to the seven connections that form a framework for all ministries.

This course explores various kinds of chaplaincy, such as prison, military, and hospital chaplains, along with the potential for using online chat to minister as "chatplains." Students will engage in biblical and theological reflection about chaplaincy, develop personal qualities and skills, and learn basic practices for bringing Christ's healing presence into challenging situations.

MIN 210 - Pastoral Care (3 credits)

This course discusses caring for others pastorally as well as strengthening your own marriage. Whether you are married or not, this course gets at the spiritual principles of what makes a powerful kingdom partnership as a husband and wife become one spiritually, emotionally, and sexually. 

This course explores some key aspects of pastoring a church including Your Family and Ministry, Leading the Leaders, Helping People Though Grief, The Nine Facets of Training your Ministry and Small Group Volunteers (Carl George), Sharing the Gospel, Hospitality, and tools for pastors as they set up a discipleship culture in homes of those they influence. This course also offers guidance for dealing with important transitional events, such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

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