The Contemplative Christian
What you'll learn
- You'll gain skills, strategies and tools you can use right away, plus stories you can share as you uplift others.
- You will learn to uplift and help heal those who may be hurting, alienated, depressed, eco-anxious, or pandemic-weary.
- You'll gain groundedness for greater ease with today's fractured, rocky landscape.
- You will think biblically, with examples you can use to engage and inspire.
- You’ll see bang-on effects, as it’s transformed people who transform their worlds.
- You will be equipped with practical wisdom for your life's journey.
- Must not be averse to a course with a Christian flavor.
Do you crave personal growth, greater connection, and purpose? A tried-and-true path to joy? A way to discover and nurture your inner healer? If so, this course is your ticket. Following in the Christian tradition, you will learn how to maximize your healing presence and deepen your self-awareness. Knowing how to stay centered and well - putting on your own oxygen mask first - is especially helpful in today's often harsh and divisive landscape. After all, it's transformed people who transform the world.
You’ll learn methodologies for changemaking, explore the experience of role models, delve into creation care, hone your communication skills, and so much more! You'll ask deep questions, discover new approaches to problems, practice contemplation and journaling, wrestle with sacred texts, seek feedback, and gain key insights from boots-on-the-ground practitioners. Optional quizzes help underscore and reinforce what you have learned, and the short-yet-useful explainer pages will round out the experience.
We take you deeper, but you’ll never feel out-of-your-depth. We took care to create an easy on-ramp to learning. Terms that might be unfamiliar are explained, and the concepts presented also apply to secular settings. All you need to bring with you on this journey is an open heart and open mind.
Developed by the Director of NHM Ministrants, Lauren Speeth DMin PhD, The Contemplative Christian, A Journey Along the Healers Path features: 4+ hours of video * inspiring stories * exercises * quizzes * & handouts. Captions are available.
The course was honored by the 21st Annual Communicator Awards with Awards of Distinction both as an Online Video and Webinar.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with a Call to Help & Heal
- Interested Beginners
- Healing Professionals
- Healing Prayer Teams
- Students of Ministry
- Hospital Chaplains
- Church Members or Leaders
- Members of Religious Orders
NHM Ministrants is a division of Elfenworks Productions LLC inspired by Jesus’ life-affirming, open-armed presence and dedicated to the premise that “all who are called, are called to be healers.” In a world in need of healing, hope and harmony, where underdogs lack champions and where "spiritual but not religious" is trending, our digital inspiration and online resource offerings aim to uplift and empower those who feel a calling to help make the world a better place.
Elfenworks Productions LLC “Beyond Film & Music” is a multimedia production company specializing in positive storytelling with a pro-social vision. Whether fostering learning, soothing and nourishing the senses, exploring important untold stories, or helping redefine the landscape of possibilities, the common element of all our projects is to inspire and uplift. This creative, professional enterprise brings expertise, integrity, intelligence, and insight to bear on every effort.
Instructor Lauren Speeth, DMin, PhD, completed her religious training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in an interfaith chaplaincy Clinical Pastoral Education program. She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree at BGU Seattle, with distinction as a Raymond Bakke Scholar and returned for a PhD from BGU ten years later. An award-winning filmmaker and author, Speeth is excited to bring her years of experience as an educator to bear in developing online courses such as this one on Udemy.