Personal Formation & the Spiritual Leader

PTHE 131
Pastoral Theology

This course is a study of human psychological, sociological, and spiritual growth. Special attention will be given to the personal disciplines and decisions of a spiritual leader, including the Christian traditions that influence and shape personal and spiritual formation. It will include an introduction to developmental practices, prayer habits, spiritual disciplines, goal-setting, and an evaluation of one's unique combination of strengths, gifts, talents, passions, and vision. Course requirements are designed to help the student formulate a proper, balanced, and disciplined lifestyle that is necessary for leadership in a spiritual community.